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Offline ronnie421

When would YOU do this?
« on: January 06, 2012, 06:46:27 pm »
I live in South Texas. Corpus Christi, to be exact. WAY down in south Tx. I need to take a trip but my trip will take me north, all the way thru Texas, all the way thru the Texas Pan Handle, straight up to Colorado Springs, Co., then take a sharp turn west, cut thru Utah, Nevada and finaly into California, ending in San Francisco.  What is the best time to avoid extreme heat/cold? A little added info... I prefer to ride in extreme heat than extreme cold. When is the best time for this route? Anyone help? Thanks! Ron

Offline Pat Lamb

Re: When would YOU do this?
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2012, 09:19:04 pm »
I'd start sometime around early to mid May, expecting to start west around the first of June.

Have you considered taking the Western Express from Pueblo, instead of going up to Colorado Springs?

Offline Moni

Re: When would YOU do this?
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2012, 07:54:38 am »
Left May 29 on my self contained trip with my daughter, to join the Oklahoma FreeWheel.  It was HOT every day.  From that stand point, I would leave a bit earlier from CC, but not sure, if you will end up in the mountains sooner than you would want.

Moni

Offline ronnie421

Re: When would YOU do this?
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2012, 09:31:35 pm »
I've lived in South Texas all my life. I am used to running around in 100+ weather. Its the cold that I am trying to avoid. "Cool"...OK. COLD.... Nay Nay.  The western express does sound good. I didnt even know there was such a route. I looked up the distance between Colorado springs and Pueblo. Its about 50 miles or so, about a days ride. I have to go to Colorado Springs to take care of some business, but I was thinking I can ride back down to Pueblo after i finish my business and catch the western express from there. Its only a days ride. I can live with that.