Was looking for a longish distance bicycle route that will be warm in October/November and found out about this. Shortest route coast to coast across america, Florida to California.
Anyone done it/know if the weather in those states will be as warm as i think? do i need to worry about bears etc?
And if i need to spend a ridiculous amount on these maps:
Few bears thar far South although there are lots snakes that way. My thoughts
(More thoughts later. On phone ATM)
Awesome, thank you! that's some really useful advice
Also. $25 for the entire GPX/digital maps is pretty cheap for 3000 miles of cycling. The print version is a bit on the high side.
Setting off now from San Diego, adventure cycling association have just released an app for the route which is lucky and will hopefully help me not run out of water in the desert. Will try to update on here if I remember.
Please give us an update - sounds good. Hope you prepared. Looks like you carrying enough. Have fun!
Wow.Ride safe! Looking forward to your updates.
Was just popping in to recommend the ACA maps based on my experience using them on the Pacific Coast route but looks like you've got it covered. Bon voyage!
I did the Northern Trans America route in 2012 with the wife and had the best time ever.... We left in August and completed it in November. I got sooooo bored of being told 'we'd left it a bit late'. We were still camping in late October!
Will do the Southern Route one day, so will definitely follow your progress. The ACA maps were invaluable and worth the expense / weight.
Good luck - it's going to be epic.
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