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Offline habanero

Dry Counties on the TransAM
« on: January 14, 2010, 02:50:47 pm »
It looks like I'll be doing the TransAM this summer.  I like to have a few beers in the evening after bicycling all day, but I know there are a lot of dry counties in Virginia and Kentucky.  Can anyone tell me those dry counties I'll be going through?

Thanks

Offline indyfabz

Re: Dry Counties on the TransAM
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2010, 04:04:02 pm »
Here is a starting point:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dry_counties

You can match what you can find with the couty names shown on the maps.

But unless you are going to go off route you might find yourself high and dry unless you carry your own supply.

Offline dubovsmj

Re: Dry Counties on the TransAM
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2010, 04:17:34 pm »
hey
in 2007 i did the transam...veered off route to bike through rocky mtn national park...near entrance to park on the west end i was stocking up on food and ran into this fellow who was, more or less, following transam....his intent was to stop in as many bars as possible and document his thoughts on each place, etc, etc...you get the idea.  he was pretty hungover when i was chatting with him, but interesting nonetheless.

here's his blog site:   http://barsacrossamerica.blogspot.com/

not sure if that'll be of any aid or not.

Offline patrick51

Re: Dry Counties on the TransAM
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2010, 09:25:47 am »
I have had that happen on Sundays also when any other day it's not dry. Once in SC, expected, as it is the bible belt, but in the middle of KS, and Indianiapolis, also Maryland...no carry-out on Sun. 

Offline staehpj1

Re: Dry Counties on the TransAM
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2010, 04:59:12 pm »
Is it really that big of a deal to not have a beer once in a while?  It is a pretty small percentage of the time given the length of the TA.  I think we spent two weeks in Kentucky and Virginia out of about 10 weeks total and beer was available some of the time there.   So it was probably something like 10 days out of 73 that we were exclusively in places that beer was not sold.

That said, I can recommend a couple possible alternatives:
  • Switch to hard liquor; you can carry a lot more alcohol in this form.
  • Swing down into Tennessee and North Carolina to avoid Kentucky and Virginia.