Join Date: Jun 2001
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Bikes: 2005 Litespeed Teramo, 2000 Marinoni Leggero, 2001 Kona Major Jake (with Campy Centaur), 1997 Specialized S-Works M2, 1992 Specialized Rockhopper
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i'm thinking of doing a ride from montreal to burlington this summer. it's about 160 km, so well doable, but i have some questions.
the route i'm considering is quebec highway 233 down to the lacolle border crossing, crossing over at grouses point, ny, and following us-11 for about a mile to us-2, and then riding us-2 all the way down the islands in lake champlain to burlington.
my questions are:
1. is us-2 rideable? what is the road surface like? can i get over the bridges? i'll scout hwy 223 sometime in the next couple of weeks, but i'm waiting for my new passport to arrive before i cross the border.
2. i'm thinking of riding my road bike. it's a century length ride, which i can do without too much trouble, and i won't be taking much with me, since i'll be staying with a friend, so i figure my 11L rack pack and seat-tube rack will be sufficient. my question is whether i should worry about riding on 23c tires. like i said, i've done many centuries, so i know i can ride 160 km on 23c's...
opions? ideas? anyone wanna meet me along the way?