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Offline beckyvelo

Favorite tours?
« on: January 19, 2010, 04:56:30 pm »
What are your favorite tours in the US? Or what routes are on your ride-before-you-die list?

Just starting to daydream about spring/summer riding...

Offline staehpj1

Re: Favorite tours?
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2010, 05:34:52 pm »
I haven't done too many, but the Trans America was great.  The Pacific Coast is another great ride. I've only driven/ridded pieces of it, but I have seen enough of it to know that I want to do it sometime.

I am looking forward to doing the new Sierra Cascades Route this Summer.

Offline tonythomson

Re: Favorite tours?
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2010, 09:38:22 am »
My dream to cross the Nullarbor Plains /Eyre Hwy Australia.

Anyone fancy a ride?
Just starting to record my trips  www.tonystravels.com

Offline johnsondasw

Re: Favorite tours?
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2010, 11:07:43 pm »
The Pacific Coast, around the Olympic Peninsula in Washington,  the Northern Idaho and Western Montana areas.  I'm sure I would have many others if I got a chance to ride them.  I like the west and rural areas, mountains, deserts, farmland, praries, ocean coasts.
May the wind be at your back!

Offline bent eagle

Re: Favorite tours?
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2010, 02:38:52 am »
My wife and I rode the KATY trail in Missouri this summer.  It was a blast!  No auto traffic, very rural, nice B&Bs to stay in along the way.  We like to average 50 miles per day, so it took us 5 days, but it could be done in less if you stay on the trail and don't do much exploring.

Re: Favorite tours?
« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2010, 02:39:55 pm »
I have to go with the Great Divide route, and hopefully that will happen soon while I'm still in shape to attempt the Tour Divide http://tourdivide.org/.

Offline John Nettles

Re: Favorite tours?
« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2010, 12:02:46 am »
In addition to numerous non-ACA routes, I have done the TransAm, Pacific Northern Tier, Atlantic Coast, Florida Connector, and Lake Erie routes.  I have done parts of: Lewis & Clark, Great Rivers, North Lakes, Tidewater Potomac, & Washington Parks.  Big "trails" include Katy and C&O.

Out of all these, the TransAm was my favorite but far.  Scenery changes every few weeks, varied geography & people, lots of fly-over country hospitality, less traffic, etc.  Overall, just a really great route.

On the "North America Bucket List":  Great Divide; ride to Prudhoe Bay, AK or Dempster Highway in Canada; the new Sierra Cascades route, southern Tier.  Of course, lots of non-ACA routes thrown in for good measure.

It's winter so keep dreaming but come spring start touring!
Happy trails and may the wind be at your back!
John