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Title: Lewis and Clark route: Traffic concerns?
Post by: mscottweiss on July 25, 2014, 07:14:38 am
Hello: I am contemplating an East/West traverse of the L and C route next summer, `15. Before I commit, however, I'd like to hear some feedback on traffic through certain portions, particularly North Dakota. I know there have been concerns, re-routes, etc., due to fracking industry traffic, and would appreciate thoughts from anyone who has ridden this section recently, as to whether or not you feel it was a worthwhile ride. Thanks!
Title: Re: Lewis and Clark route: Traffic concerns?
Post by: Tandem Tom on July 26, 2014, 08:27:11 pm
My wife and I are currently in Portland and started our cross country ride in Delaware. We picked up the L&C in St. Louis. It has been a fantastic route! You can check out our blog on Crazyguyonabike. It is call"Undaunted Perseverance Acrees America "
Title: Re: Lewis and Clark route: Traffic concerns?
Post by: mscottweiss on July 27, 2014, 11:37:45 am
Terrific--thanks so much for your excellent feedback, and congratulations on your epic journey. I look forward to reading your blog. Enjoy Portland!
Title: Re: Lewis and Clark route: Traffic concerns?
Post by: TwoWheeledExplorer on July 27, 2014, 11:02:06 pm
Tom,
ACA rerouted the L&C in ND to address those very concerns, It gets away from the Missouri River for a while, but also avoids the oil boom traffic in the Williston area. The problem is it also takes one away from Ft. Mandan and their beautiful new Visitor's Center.

Ride safe,
Hans
2WX
Title: Re: Lewis and Clark route: Traffic concerns?
Post by: Tandem Tom on July 28, 2014, 12:23:40 am
Yes , I know we missed going there due to the rerouting.