I have being reading and reading the posts, and think I am now ready to ask a couple of questions. A buddy and I are from London UK and planning on cycling East - West on the majority of the southern tier. St Augustine to San Diego. The main questions are:
1) I am going to buy the ACA southern route maps, but do they also cover alternate routes, or does it simply show one road/trail? My friend and I like to go off route a bit, sometimes by judgement, othertimes because we have appauling sense of direction and get lost.
2) We are pretty short of time so would like a slightly shorter version and try and avoid the 8800 ft climb, any ideas? We google mapped the beta bike route application and it comes out around 2400 miles. Any feedback would be great e.g. definatley avoid this shortcut!!
3) Bike. I have a trek 2.1 road bike and wondered if this is going to work or do we need more of a tourer? We have a friend who is supporting us.
Thanks very much