Author Topic: Boston Post Road, need advice on CT, MA roads  (Read 3709 times)

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Offline loamranger

Boston Post Road, need advice on CT, MA roads
« on: February 01, 2009, 11:36:58 pm »
I am looking into the logistics of riding one of the historic Boston Post Road routes. 

Once the route comes to New Haven CT it splits North and East.  The eastern (Lower) route follows US1 pretty closely; I'm assuming this wouldn't be great riding.

Of the North spur, it splits once again at Hartford (either North or East).  I have mapped out the approximate routes here:
http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?hl=en&ie=UTF8&msa=0&msid=116594293888762987282.0004617d9ab03a5c7a723&ll=41.660601,-72.045593&spn=1.582025,2.765808&z=9

If anyone familiar with CT and MA would mind giving advice on which of these routes would yield the most enjoyable roads, please fill me in.  Thanks!

Offline bktourer1

Re: Boston Post Road, need advice on CT, MA roads
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2009, 07:48:57 am »
Rt 1 near New Haven is nuts. Rt 1 after RYE is nuts. Head North on RT 10 to connect to the farmington River Trail to the Farmington River Greenway to Simsbury.. I can get tou to Boston via back roads.  Never said exactly where you were heading.  Get the bike maps for Mass. from Rubels (great) the CT DOT map is slightly out of date and not that great.

Where are you leaving from and terminating?  Camping/motels?
Check out traillink.com
Contact me off list for my MA to NYC cue sheets. 

ED

Offline Peaks

Re: Boston Post Road, need advice on CT, MA roads
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2009, 05:01:06 pm »
For Mass, I'd suggest using Rubel's bike maps.  AT least in Eastern Mass, Boston Post Road is US 20, and I'd stay off that when there is a good option. (But better than trying to bike on Route 9)