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Offline redbike

Southern Tier May-June
« on: February 19, 2007, 11:59:15 pm »
I am thinking of doing the Southern Tier solo starting the first of May to mid-June. A couple of questions....

1. Is it too hot to do it at that time of the year?
2. East to west or west to east?

Thx in advance!


Offline litespeed

Southern Tier May-June
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2007, 02:50:17 pm »
That sounds like a good time of the year to do the southern tier. If you don't like the heat you might consider a bit earlier. But not much.
Theoretically you should have more tailwinds going west to east but you never know. I once fought light-to-moderate NE winds crossing Texas west-to-east and SE winds sometimes blow off the Gulf. But I have also fought fierce headwinds while going east-to-west across the Texas panhandle. Going west-to-east across southern New Mexico I had blissful tailwinds for a couple of days.

This message was edited by litespeed on 2-20-07 @ 10:57 AM

Offline redbike

Southern Tier May-June
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2007, 10:41:40 pm »
Thanks for the insight. I don't mind heat and am limited to the early May to mid-June dates, based on the generosity of my job (a sabbatical), my wife and my five daughters. So if I am going to do it, I am going to do it then.

West to east seems right to me, regardless of wind. I am not sure why, but somehow it suits my life. I am a child of Michigan but have been in Denver nearly 18 years. I know the Southwest better than the Southeast. I like the idea of going from the known to the unknown.

This message was edited by redbike on 2-20-07 @ 6:42 PM