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Offline aggie

Pony Express Route?
« on: October 07, 2019, 04:13:18 pm »
The recent Bike Bits had a link to an interesting article about a woman who researched, mapped and rode a route along the original Pony Express Route.  Wonder if it would be possible for ACA to create a mostly gravel/dirt route along the route she created?

Offline Bclayden

Re: Pony Express Route?
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2019, 09:26:18 am »
I followed the Pony Express route from Sacramento, CA to St Joseph, MO in 2015.  I stuck to paved roads which drifted away from the true PE route a bit here and there.  Western Express ACA route got me to Baker, NV on the Utah border.  From Baker I had to map out my own route through SLC, Southern WY, Neb. Platte River and NE Kansas to stay as true to the PE as possible.  The PE route followed much of the Westward Expansion trails used by emigrants so there is a lot of rich history to stop and learn about.  The Western Express Nevada crossing portion my favorite.  21 days on the bike.  I stayed in motels.