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Bicycle Travel => Routes => Topic started by: ezdoesit on August 11, 2021, 09:47:24 am

 
Title: Atlantic Coast
Post by: ezdoesit on August 11, 2021, 09:47:24 am
 :)Hello everyone,
           I would like to do the Atlantic Coast Route from Bar Harbor ME. to Key West Florida next year. I will be 72 years young in 2022
This will be my first long distance tour and I am ready for it. Have a 2008 Fuji touring bike and Ortlieb Panniers front and back.
I would like help from anyone about this tour?
Should I go north to south or south to north which makes more sense ?
What time of year is a good time to start?
Also my biggest question is can I use my hammock I don't like sleeping on the ground and in a tent .
I am having a new and custom hammock made as we speak.
My last Thru-Hike of the A.T. I used a hammock all the way to Maine.
So as you can see any information is much needed and welcomed and I do appreciate your time and help.
Thanks
EZDOESIT
Appalachian Thru-Hike
Ga.-ME. 2001, 2002, 2003,
Title: Re: Atlantic Coast
Post by: TeresaC on August 17, 2021, 01:52:36 pm
Sounds like a great trip.

Please advise if you know the best direction to ride the Outer Banks, NC.  I know they are windy and I'm willing to do my loop in either direction.

Thank you
Title: Re: Atlantic Coast
Post by: ezdoesit on August 17, 2021, 03:10:20 pm
thanks will do
Title: Re: Atlantic Coast
Post by: canalligators on August 18, 2021, 04:13:59 pm
On Outer Banks, the wind is almost always from the south, or thereabouts.  But that’s only a few days of your trip, I’d look up climate (not weather) info from NOAA for various points down the coast.  Or search on “wind rose”.
Title: Re: Atlantic Coast
Post by: ezdoesit on August 18, 2021, 07:58:17 pm
Thank You
Title: Re: Atlantic Coast
Post by: staehpj1 on August 19, 2021, 08:50:50 am
Windy.com shows a nice picture of the current winds.  I am pretty sure they used to also show historic data, but I didn't find it at a quick glance today.  Maybe I just missed it.

In any case I think that the winds tend to be out of the south the whole way, but don't matter nearly as much in most places compared to the outer banks.
Title: Re: Atlantic Coast
Post by: ezdoesit on August 19, 2021, 09:11:49 am
Thank You