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General Discussion / Favorite Eating Spots
« on: January 25, 2012, 02:02:58 pm »
I was leaving for a cross country tour this summer.  My route will follow the northern tier to Glacier goes south to Yellowstone, then west across South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, across the ferry to Michigan, takes The Eerie Connector to buffalo and follows the Eerie Canal trail to Albany from which I ride to NYC.  I was wondering if anyone remembers some great places to eat (restaurants, Deli's or anything good) anywhere along this route.

Routes / Route from Badlands National Park, SD to Michigan
« on: December 05, 2011, 07:39:23 pm »
I am going on a cross country ride west to east with 3 friends.  We have planed a route up until about the badlands of South Dakota and need to figure out how we'll get to NYC.  I found this guys route online which we would take from the Badlands to Manitowoc, WI where we would pick up the ferry and link up with the Eerie connector.  Has anyone ridden this route? How are the traffic/road conditions and the scenery? Is there a better alternative?
Here's the link

I want to know more about week 5 and 6 not the rest of his route.  Click "view larger map" at bottom of picture to see a detailed version.
Thanks for the help!

Connecting ACA Routes / Connecting Transam and L&C
« on: November 20, 2011, 09:11:57 pm »
Three friends and I will be riding cross country this coming summer.  We would like to start on the northern tier, connect with the TA and go south until grand Teton and Yellowstone.  From there we would like to head east through Wyoming and South Dakota riding through the black hills, seeing badlands national park, devils tower and meeting up with the L&C.  We would appreciate rout advice and road conditions on this stretch!

Routes / Cross Country Dream
« on: September 01, 2011, 12:15:59 pm »
I have dreamed of cycling across the country since i was a toddler, and this summer I'm really going to do it!  Three other guys and I plan to go west to east and end in NYC where we live.  We are all in good physical condition and are relativly fast riders (we woluld probobly average 75 miles a day, but certaintly are capable of riding around 130 when we want to.  The tour will be unsupported and we will have aproxamitly 11 weeks to get home.  All of us have toured in Nova Scotia and have cycled from Maine to Albany then to NYC (much of the time using ACA maps).  We have ruled out the souther teir as and option because of the heat, and are less inclined to do the norther Teir because we have alreday done the last 400 miles of it.  That leaves us with the TA,  Louis and Clark to St. Louis and then meet up with the TA and The wester express rout and then the TA.  Despite its difficulty and heat of july (both of which we will plan and prepare for) we would love to do the western express because of the beatiful national parks throughout the rout.  We would all really aprecate some thoughts on whitch of the three routs to take?

Thanks so much for the time you took to read that!

P.S.  Is it at all feasible to take the western express then to link up with the Louis and Clark so we could see south dakota (I would rather roll through the badlands than the feilds of Kansas)   

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