Author Topic: Southern Tier in late fall, early winter  (Read 2301 times)

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Offline smoline

Southern Tier in late fall, early winter
« on: September 02, 2008, 02:48:48 pm »
 I'm considering an east-to-west Southern Tier trip beginning in the late
November or early January timeframe. Is the Southern Tier rideable all
year long, or do I need to wait until Spring?
Thanks,
Steve


Offline litespeed

Southern Tier in late fall, early winter
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2008, 09:35:59 am »
I crossed the southern part of the 48 west-to-east in November and December 2004. Cold wasn't a real problem. It dipped below freezing in the morning in Mobile but soon warmed up. My main problems were rain (2004 was a soggy year) and mild ENE headwinds aross Texas (The jet stream dipped way south).

I wouldn't hesitate to do the southern tier in late fall, early winter. Just bring some fairly warm clothing. You can avoid what little altitude there is by riding the shoulders of I-8 and I-10 but this makes for a more boring trip.


Offline smoline

Southern Tier in late fall, early winter
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2008, 10:28:12 am »
Thanks, Litespeed. I didn't realize it would get anywhere near freezing
that far south, so your feedback is appreciated.
Steve