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Southern Tier Austin TX to St. Augustine, FL - Timing
« on: May 22, 2023, 09:12:50 pm »
I'm looking to do just the eastern part of the Southern Tier. I know that some of the restrictions for doing the full route don't apply, but I'm not sure what limitations there are. I live in Northern Colorado, so avoiding the cold months here, to ride there makes a lot of sense.  And if possible, I'd like to add Key West to St. Augustine (all told, 1000 miles).


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Re: Southern Tier Austin TX to St. Augustine, FL - Timing
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2023, 02:51:54 pm »
You didn't say when you want to begin your trip, and are you looking at riding through the winter? If you begin this summer going east, let's say in TX, remember that temperatures and humidity will be high. Fall might be a better time to ride. And you need to look at when the tornado season is - you can google that. Another thing to realize is the later you ride the shorter the days are - for example, in November you might only have daylight from 8 AM - 7 PM. That's a lot of time to spend in a tent overnight. In Florida, the winter months are when all the snowbirds come south, so costs for camping and food will most likely be higher.

Have you read our online info about the Southern Tier and section 7 of Atlantic Coast? On this page read the Riding Conditions and Logistics tabs. and
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Re: Southern Tier Austin TX to St. Augustine, FL - Timing
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2023, 03:06:20 pm »
I live in Austin.  I use to think tornado season was April 1st to July 1st.  Now, it seems like we can get bad storms any time of year.    I think I would leave mid October.   Its still hot but its starting to cool down at night.  You would also be riding into cooler temps and also decreasing chances of catching a hurricane in Florida.   Our day time feels like temps have been 104-107 lately ... mid July.