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Offline lrheault32

Southern Tier: Dire Need of Help/Tips/Aide
« on: January 08, 2011, 10:25:58 pm »
Hi everyone.  New to the board, first post so my apologies for writing on a topic that is probably already a written thread somewhere.

I live in Jupiter, FL.  Planning the Southern Tier route from San Diego to Jupiter in either March or May.  Need all the help (information wise) I can get at this point as I am just beginning my research on what to bring, etc.  I just want the most efficient information possible, rather than find any that will conflict my travels. 

Thanks for helping! 

Luke R.

FredHiltz

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Re: Southern Tier: Dire Need of Help/Tips/Aide
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2011, 10:50:07 pm »
The articles in the How-To Department, linked on the Adventure Cycling front page are a great place to start.

Fred

Offline aggie

Re: Southern Tier: Dire Need of Help/Tips/Aide
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2011, 10:54:11 pm »
Because of the weather late March is a good time to do the southern tier.  It shouldn't be either too hot or too cold (although you never can tell with the weather).  Plus you'll get into the humid southeast before the heat and humidity get unbearable.

Offline Westinghouse

Re: Southern Tier: Dire Need of Help/Tips/Aide
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2011, 03:20:12 am »
There are many internet articles and books pertaining to your subject. I have cycled the ST a number of times. If you want to know something in particular, maybe I can tell you.

One thing is for sure in general. The roads you use can make a big difference in how much you enjoy your ride or whether is becomes an exercise in disgust. I would suggest you use ACA's route, and do not get on Hwy 190 east of Baton Rouge.

Offline johnsondasw

Re: Southern Tier: Dire Need of Help/Tips/Aide
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2011, 03:02:14 pm »
You can learn a lot about all routes on the crazyguyonabike site.
May the wind be at your back!

Offline tonythomson

Re: Southern Tier: Dire Need of Help/Tips/Aide
« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2011, 08:59:43 pm »
Just a route suggestion you could hook up with the ACA Florida Connector as far as Winter Gardens pick up the 50 at Clearmont all the way o the Withlacoochee Rail to Trail .  At the end head over to the gulf coast - check out the map it's obvious which route to take and follow the Gulf road all the way until you meet up with the ST.  That's a nice ride.
Just starting to record my trips  www.tonystravels.com