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Bicycle Travel => Connecting ACA Routes => Topic started by: TCS on September 04, 2020, 11:41:22 pm

 
Title: Girard, KS on the TransAm to Fredericksburg, TX on the Southern Tier
Post by: TCS on September 04, 2020, 11:41:22 pm
Probably should run this on up to somewhere (Weston?) on the Lewis&Clark.

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/34018207

930 miles (1500 km). Back roads (or paths) where ever possible, shoulders otherwise.

Title: Re: Girard, KS on the TransAm to Fredericksburg, TX on the Southern Tier
Post by: John Nettles on September 04, 2020, 11:49:07 pm
Pither,

Have you ridden this or are you asking about it or are you presenting it?  I am from Oklahoma and would probably not use several parts of the route in NE OK due to traffic, the road conditions and/or topography on certain road, or lack of services.  It is a scenic route however. 

If you are asking about a route, I have a route that goes from Brownsville, TX (on border with Mexico) to Winnipeg that I did several years ago.  Primarily on low-traffic count roads with services.  I call it the "Tailwind Express" since you have a very good chance of a tailwind for most of the route.  The big negative is that you have a somewhat tight window to do it in unless you like the high temps of deep south Texas.

Tailwinds, John
Title: Re: Girard, KS on the TransAm to Fredericksburg, TX on the Southern Tier
Post by: TCS on September 05, 2020, 01:09:13 pm
Ah, cycletouring Texas south of San Antonio/Corpus Christi.  I assume you were doing penance for some evil deed?   ;)
Title: Re: Girard, KS on the TransAm to Fredericksburg, TX on the Southern Tier
Post by: TCS on November 20, 2020, 01:08:26 pm
West of Ft. Hood rather than east.  About 40 miles shorter, but you miss some pretty country and two big lakes.

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/34587746