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South Atlantic / Re: Biking through Georgia for the first time
« on: November 27, 2010, 10:28:59 am »
Ok. Thanks for the tips!
I took the bike out for the first time the other day. A road bike is going to take some getting used to. My brother was showing me how to change the tube, take off the tires and all that.

South Atlantic / Re: 2010 Florida Tour Help
« on: November 24, 2010, 08:16:35 am »
   This spring I intend to trek from Milton Fl to Leesburg Fl, and return. Averaging 45-60 miles a day, camping and occasional motel. I need help from anyone with local knowledge. Outbound route would be Milton> Perry> Dunnellon> Leesburg.  Return would go through Ocala National Forest and join the ACA Southern Tier Route near Citra.  Outbound  to Perry,  I would connect to either Hwy 20 or Hwy 98 near FtWalton. Perry to Dunnellon would be via Steinhatchee and Manatee Springs State Park. 
   So far, I think that only low to moderate traffic is probable; however Dunnellon to Leesburg is likely problematic. (My actual destination is east of Leesburg, south of Lisbon.)  Should I proceed from Dunnellon to Inverness, go east on Hwy 44 thru Leesburg(city) to Destination. Or alternatively, Dunnellon> Hwy 484> Hwy 42> Hwy 452> Lisbon> Destination?
   Return Lisbon> Hwy 452> east on Hwy 42 to Altoona> Hwy 19, Ocala National Forest> Citra> ACAST to Milton. I would appreciate any advice/thoughts, particurarly regarding interesting stops, camp sites, traffic, etc.
I live in Leesburg. Why would you ever bike here? lol

South Atlantic / Biking through Georgia for the first time
« on: November 24, 2010, 08:12:51 am »
I just bought the map for Savannah to St. Augustine. I'm going to be doing just the Georgia part, backwards. I have no experience biking, borrowed my friends road bike he took across the country. My questions are; what gear do I need? And has anyone gone that route? I'm wondering how rural it is? I don't want to go through busy roads or big cities.

Also, I'm not sure if i'll have enough for a hotel or be near a hotel when I run out of steam after biking all day, so I was wondering what to bring for sleeping? I'm going around Dec. 20th, so I assume it'll be in the 30's at night.

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