Join Date: May 2012
Location: Atlanta, GA
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Baton Rouge to Houston Input
I'm planning a 4 day ride from Baton Rouge to Houston (north side to Airport). I used RideWithGPS and it gave me the following route:
Last year I rode from Baton Rouge to New Orleans, mostly on the airline highway and was really caught off guard by a 10 mile stretch where the shoulder of the road was so broken up, I blew a tire sidewall and had to walk a good bit of it.
I'm anxious to know if anyone has done this ride and if you have any recommendations on the route and what the road surface is like.
My preferred bike would be the road bike with 25mm tires (what I took from BR to NO). It's great for the long flat rides but as you imagine, not for broken or bumpy pavement.
Another option is to put larger tires on the road bike, I'm pretty sure it will take 32's, maybe larger.
Finally I have my touring bike, 26 x 2.0 tires and it can pretty much run over anything comfortably and is a great cruiser, but normally I'm 2-4 mph slower on it (which is not necessarily a bad thing, just different).
Any input on the route and conditions would be much appreciated!
Thanks in advance,