« on: August 02, 2009, 12:53:59 pm »
If you want as few mountains as possible then I would suggest the Southern Tier. There are some passes but there are fewer than any other route. If you want to take Route 66 you will be going through northern Arizona and New Mexico. In February (and March) you could be stopped by snow and there are a fair number of mountains. At least on the Southern Tier if there is snow around Silver City, New Mexico you could go a little further south and avoid the snow and mountains. It isn't as pretty but you'll be able to get to El Paso, TX fairly quickly. February and March will be cold and wet so you don't have to worry about the heat. I agree with Valygrl - Route 50 is NOT an option in February or early March. It could be done in late March or early April with only a slight chance of snow. I'm not familiar with the Western Express route once it enters Colorado so I don't know what the weather would be like in late March or early April.
If you're determined to ride in February the Southern Tier is the route with the best weather (it will be anything but hot). Once you get out of New Mexico you have a couple of route options to take you into NY.