That's no type-o...I read a great article in DirtRag Magazine last year that has wildly inspired me; I forget the name of the article, but it was a roadtrip across the Southern U.S., primarily...
I'm daydreaming up a three-week cross-country summertime roadtrip from Seattle, WA to Central PA. My hopes are to get in at least three good rides per week, preferring trails that are at least 8 mi. long, but not more than 15 mi., ranging from beginner to intermediate skill-level, without deviating more than an hour or three from the interstates (mostly I-90, I-94 and I-80). My wife and daughter are in on the trip too; we plan to pack our tent and camp most nights, as long as we can find campgrounds with showers. We're all stoked on scenic trails, but fast flowy singletrack is the primary focus; we don't want to be riding miles and miles of fireroads. I've got a feeling this trip will require tons of research, so I'm posting on forums for each state we would be passing through, trying to enlist a little local advice...local bike shops, clubs and folks who know each area, who I could contact for the best trails, local riders to link up with, shower-equipped campground recommendations, etc.
Also, if anyone thinks this is entirely impossible (riding for three hours, three times per week, and still make the drive to PA in three weeks) please bust my bubble now!!! Quick math: Mapquest says the trip is approx. 40 hr.s of driving. So 40 hr.s of driving divided by three weeks (21 days) is only about 2 hr.s of driving per day....We could ride and camp at leisure, right? Right?!?
Large towns/cities along the way, as reference:
WA- Spokane; ID- Coeur D' Alene; MT- Butte, Bozeman, Billings; ND- Bismarck; MN- Moorhead, St. Cloud, St. Paul; WI- Eau Claire, Madison; IL- Rockford, Aurora, Chicago; IN- Goshen, Ft. Wayne; MI- Ann Arbor; OH- Cleveland, Akron; PA- Pittsburgh, State College, Williamsport, Jim Thorpe
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