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Offline Tim

US Rt 60 (Springfield to Winona MO)
« on: September 03, 2011, 12:31:11 pm »
I'm planning a TA ride and after view Google earth and a few other maps can anyone tell me if Rt 60 is ok for TA riders? 

Thanks
Tim
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Offline Ronn

Re: US Rt 60 (Springfield to Winona MO)
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2012, 03:17:59 pm »
Try Asking on Crazyguyonabike.com you might get more answers .. Good Luck.. :)

Offline John Nelson

Re: US Rt 60 (Springfield to Winona MO)
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2012, 03:36:06 pm »
Ray Jardine rode it in 2010. Some of the road has no shoulders, and where it does have shoulders, it was "littered with bicycle tire flattening things like chunks glass, sharp rocks, bits of metal falling off cars, and worst of all, the highway cyclist's nemesis: blown truck tire wires. At times I felt like I was pedaling through a minefield."

But worst of all, he hated the rumble strips. No direct link to the page is available, but go to this site, click on "Missouri" and forward two days to Day 39.

http://www.rayjardine.com/adventures/2010-TransAm/index.htm

Offline Tim

Re: US Rt 60 (Springfield to Winona MO)
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2012, 12:17:49 am »
John
Ray is one bad ass!!  He is a big name in the Yosemite climbing world.  I never knew he toured.  Thats a great site.  This guy is an animal. 
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Offline John Nelson

Re: US Rt 60 (Springfield to Winona MO)
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2012, 10:06:13 am »
Unfortunately, Ray got sideswiped by an 18-wheeler in Virginia (see Day 49). If you look at the picture of the road he was on at the time, you can see why it's often better to stick to ACA routes, which likely would not have chosen that road. Ray deviated off the TransAm in Missouri as he was headed east.

Offline Tim

Re: US Rt 60 (Springfield to Winona MO)
« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2012, 12:18:06 pm »
JESUS CHRIST!!! I didn't get that far in the report.  The luck of a hardman!  I enjoyed the Target Fixation explaination.  I couldn't agree more.  What a great story about STAYING ON THE TA.  I'm hoping to stay on the WE but may have to deviate in Cedar City if weather turns foul (Northern AZ and NM  and back up to Pubelo).  Thanks John for the report.  Many good lessons.

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