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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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