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Old 12-03-14, 02:12 PM   #1
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Route Advice: Arkansas to Georgia coast

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What do you guys think of this route? Anything that jumps out at you as unsafe?

I definitely want to start on the Talimena Byway (I've ridden some of the OK portion and I loved it.), but the finishing town isn't set in stone if you know of a safer route to Savannah, Jacksonville, or somewhere else.
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Old 12-03-14, 04:22 PM   #2
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there is a lot of randonneuring activity in alabama, so check for routes with them.

i've looked over the middle part of georgia, and there are some historical things, like the mud canyons (national geographic list) and the FDR little white house, and the jimmy carter peanut farm. besides the northern georgia official state bicycle route,

i would take the southern tier, because i like riding the coastal areas. i rode it a few years ago. it was a very relaxing route in september.

if you are taking lots of stuff, you may be prepared to tour the okefenokee swamp, which is a special swamp, if you want to do the swamp boat or canoe touring.

savannah is one of my favorites. it has 3 or 4 inexpensive hostels. check on the internet for the big ship list, because the downtown has a nice place to view the big ships.

i was in jacksonville, and it has a nice downtown on the water, particularly if you get a good route into town, and stay at a hotel.
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Your route from AR thru AL definitely avoids the hillier areas, and probably the higher traffic you would experience on a more northerly route. I've ridden more of the roads N and S of your route here, so I don't have first hand knowledge. My biggest concern on taking AL10 thru the state is large trucks (logging, etc) on a narrow road w/limited shoulders. I haven't driven much on AL10, and certainly not long distances on it, but that's my first recollection. I'm not even sure how you would check this out except from someone who lives near the route.
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i see that you are taking a lot of highways, and i agree with Ex Pres that you should know about east coast roads without shoulders, since i think west coast roads have shoulders, and big ones.
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I think the section through GA looks good except I would dip down after Waycross to Folkston on back roads to avoid as much of GA 520/US 82 as possible. It's four lane with a tiny shoulder. I like the idea of finishing at Jekyll Island rather than have to ride through Savannah or Brunswick.
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