Hello again, fellow bicycle tourerers!
I am three weeks away from starting my TransAmerica tour (E->W) and I'm still trying to figure out how best to accomplish a "slight" detour from the main route. I'm flying out to Newport News (thanks for the plane ticket advice jamawani with a good friend of mine on May 4th. We are planning on picking up a third man at Valparaiso, Indiana..he's a student there..Thusly, I'm trying to figure out what the optimal path would be to get up there..
It seems like heading north at an angle about halfway through Kentucky would make sense, as we would still be advancing west while approaching Valparaiso, but I'm not sure if that's a good idea or not. The guy that I'll be riding with to get there thinks that we should just take a bus, but come on..this is a freaking bike tour.
Anyway. If the approaching Valparaiso at an angle idea holds water, would it work to return to the route in a similar fashion, except cutting through Illinois instead of Kentucky? ...Forming a delightful bicycle-touring detour triangle?
Any advice would be muchly appreciated.