Author Topic: 1st Trip Across America: Tips, Recommendations, and HELP  (Read 14824 times)

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Offline Stevenp

Re: 1st Trip Across America: Tips, Recommendations, and HELP
« Reply #30 on: January 18, 2011, 12:17:49 pm »
Very cool! You guys are so helpful. Every time I come back on and see the responses it brings a smile to my face and I am encouraged!

Westinghouse, The route has got me scratching my head a bit. I can tell you some points of what I want to experience and see what sort of help you can give me with that.

1. I will start on the Pacific coast in California (I need to experience riding the coast for a few days)
2. I must go through Sacramento
3. I want to go through some of the California Parks to see them
4. I would like to go where Nevada and Arizona intersect (Lake Mead) and experience the desert and some of the amazing views around there.
5. I want to experience Colorado and its beauty
6. I want to end up in S. Carolina

This is where I'm at so far with deciding the route. I have been going through books and finding places I MUST see along the way. This isn't a race for me, but a time of deep thinking and preparing for the next phase of my life. I want to experience the desert but it also scares me a bit. I know there is a lot of homework i need to do about desert travel.

So, that's where my planning sits as of today.

Again, thanks for all of the great feedback!!!

Steve

Offline Westinghouse

Re: 1st Trip Across America: Tips, Recommendations, and HELP
« Reply #31 on: January 18, 2011, 12:35:31 pm »
The book, "Outings On Wheels" published by the Sierra Club has maps and information on good cycling routes in the region you mention.