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Cross USA 2020!

  • 13 January 2020 10:08 AM
    Message # 8561962

    All members,

    I am looking for information, advice, on experiences riding cross country in 2020! Any advice, information on best maps (map sites), routes, time of year, direction (west to east?), daily length, time required, training, best place to post pictures/journal.........all comments are welcome! - vr Ed

    Ive made some initial decisions and timelines along with great information from the Faulkners

    Here is what i have so far:

    Ride Portland, Or to Washington D.C (west to east - Missoula, Great Falls, Glendive, Bismark, Fargo, Minneapolis, Conover, Manitowoc, Monroeveille, Zaneville, Pittsburg, Washington DC!

    Start in May 2020

    Go solo with my fiance meeting me at end of day and maybe lunch

    Im thinking getting Adventure Cycling maps? any other recommendations? I have "Ride with GPS" account and have the Faulkners 2016 ride(s) WOW 5557.5KM = 3,453 MILES!!

    Im thinking about 60 days, staying in hotels and camping

    Im going to check out "Crazy Guy on Bike"

  • 13 January 2020 1:23 PM
    Reply # 8563393 on 8561962

    Adventure Cycling. I believe hails from Missoula. That might be a clue that you've somewhat made a decision.  Adventure Cycling Maps.  You can't go wrong.  

  • 15 January 2020 2:31 PM
    Reply # 8584631 on 8561962

    Why that northern route?  Is it the heat or mountains or...?

  • 16 January 2020 8:31 AM
    Reply # 8592021 on 8561962

    Yes, I didn't want the heat or the long stretch through Arizona and Texas. I've gone that way and South Dakota in a car. Plus I've got people I can stay with in Portland.