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    Touring route - Mississippi to DC?

    Hi there,

    I'm embarking on a last-minute tour of the southeast, during my university break. Have a ticket to Jackson Mississippi and a rough idea that I'd like to be in DC within 2 weeks. Yeah I know, it'll be cold.

    Does anyone recommend (or NOT recommend) roads through Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, etc? I'm looking for roads with little traffic and lots of interesting southern stuff.

    thanks!

    Matt

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    Here is a journal from someone who rode from New orleans to Washington that is very good.

    http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/?...&doc_id=46&v=0

    My personal recommendation is to avoid crossing any high mountains (the Appalchains) during the winter. I would go east into SC, then head into DC that way to avoid the high points.

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    US Route 80 crosses Alabama and is the official Ultramarathon Cycling Association cross-route for the state. Check out my buddy Josh's record ride.

    The first half passes through Selma and Montgomery if you want to see a little southern civil rights history. Probably lots of Kudzu heading east from Montgomery to Phenix City , but I'm sure their are some old small towns to see along the way, too.

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    I've always been curious of the traffic & road conditions along US 80, especially from Macon GA to Meridian MS. Seems the Mississippi section of it east from jackson would local traffic as it parallels I-20.

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