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Offline Nyimbo

TransAmerica and Cincinnati
« on: October 09, 2015, 11:43:08 pm »
I'm planning to leave from Oregon coast on the TA in May.  I would also like to pass through Southwest Ohio to see my Grandparents birthplace as I've never been there.  Does anyone have a suggestion to get there staying for the most part on the ACA routes

I could move NE from Cave-in-Rock and after my visit in Ohio continue north to the Northern Tier or somehow return back to TA. I also see on the big map I could continue north from Montana on the N. Tier but probably not, I think I'm looking forward to going through Colorado.  Where I end up on the East Coast doesn't matter too much.  I have very little East Coast experience except for Virgina so I don't mind going North and missing VA.

Thanks for any ideas!
« Last Edit: October 10, 2015, 01:31:03 am by Nyimbo »

Offline Pat Lamb

Re: TransAmerica and Cincinnati
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2015, 10:56:21 am »
Coming from the west, you could jump on the underground railroad route (UGRRR?) just after you cross into Kentucky and go up to Cincinnati.  Just looking at the route overview for that section, I might be tempted to stay north of the Ohio in Indiana and see how good the vaunted off-road bike path system is near there into Cincy. 

Going east from there (especially if you haven't circled back per the official route), you might recross into northern KY and work your way back down to Berea.  Other options would be to pick up the Northern Tier, or cross to Pittsburgh and take the GAP/C&O Canal over to D.C.

One note is that by the time you ride nine sections of the TA, you'll be fairly comfortable both with riding on the roads and with figuring out from a map what roads are likely to be good to ride on.  In other words, you'll be able to pick out your route and it'll be fine.

Offline Nyimbo

Re: TransAmerica and Cincinnati
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2015, 10:16:15 pm »
That's a good point.  A little nervous about staying on a mapped route for my first crossing but by that time I should have enough experience to figure it out on the go.

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