Author Topic: Northern Tier nostalgia  (Read 1867 times)

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Offline halmc

Northern Tier nostalgia
« on: November 01, 2018, 06:25:50 pm »
I did the northern tier in 1988 with a person who was dear to me then and the memory is dear now.  I did it when it was still called BikeCentenial.  We did the entire route east to west.

I am driving from Chicago to Tallahassee, Florida next week (11/10/18) and I would like to know the precise point that the northern tier route crosses I-65.  Just wanna stand in the point for a moment and move on.

Can anyone please help?

Offline John Nettles

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Re: Northern Tier nostalgia
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2018, 06:54:16 pm »
I do not know if ACA has changed the route since 1988.

Here is where the route crosses I-65 now: 

However, when I did it in 1987, I crossed slightly north but I was "off route" for a day or two and can't remember if I was back on the official route at that point.

Offline CMajernik

Re: Northern Tier nostalgia
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2018, 10:19:08 am »
I'm pretty sure the place that John pointed out is where the route was back then. We have adjusted the routing slightly in Illinois but that occurred quite a few years ago.

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Offline rabbitoh

Re: Northern Tier nostalgia
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2018, 08:32:21 pm »
I did the NT in 1991 and still have the maps. John's link to the map indicating the point where I-65 intersects with the route today, is the same as on the map I have, so I would say there has been no change since those days.

Enjoy your nostalgic moment.

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