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Offline mudmin

Help! New Mexico, Arizona, California
« on: March 21, 2007, 01:53:02 pm »
You guys have been so helpful in the past. I'm cruising along on my (sort of self-mapped) southern tier route. I'm 1100 miles in (East to West) and I'm just north of Houston.  I feel pretty confident with staying on 90 all the way to El Paso, but here is where I need some help:

The Adventure Cycling Route kind of meanders all over the place, and I'm looking for the shortest routes through NM,AZ and into San Diego. I'll be going from El Paso/Las Cruces to San Diego. My preference is shorter and fewer hills. I'll admit it, I'm not a great climber. Everyone has been so helpful for the eastern part of the trip, but I could use some help for the home stretch.  I'm a Florida guy, so any advice you westerners have would be great.

Thanks,
Dan
www.dansbiketrip.com

This message was edited by mudmin on 3-21-07 @ 9:56 AM

Offline litespeed

Help! New Mexico, Arizona, California
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2007, 04:36:48 pm »
That's easy. Just ride the shoulders and parallel roads of Interstates 10 and 8. I did just that between El Centro CA and El Paso TX. The stretch between Tuscon and Casa Grande is closed to cyclists but there are parallel roads. Ditto between El Paso and Las Cruces. I recall very little climbing.
You'll have to ask someone else about El Centro to San Diego. 94/188 might be more interesting. I don't know if it's hillier.


Offline mudmin

Help! New Mexico, Arizona, California
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2007, 09:27:58 pm »
Thank you so much. I was wondering about that.  So far, I've made it to San Antonio and I've gotten pretty used to riding the frontage roads.  They're pretty gravely, but working out okay.  If anyone has the El Centro to San Diego route, that would be great. I could always use the AC maps from there.  Thanks!

Dan
www.dansbiketrip.com