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    Florence, OR to Eugene?

    I know the classic TransAm route leaves 126 & follows Rt 36 to Triangle Lake before rejoining at Eugene. Is 126 straight through all that bad?

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    I've never cycled on 126, but I've driven it many times. There's a fair amount of traffic (a lot on a summer weekend) moving at a high rate of speed, and of course a mountain pass with a tunnel. I've never toured before, so maybe this is no big deal.

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    Oregon DOT traffic data show that Hwy 36 has about 500 vehicles per day while Hwy 126 has 5000+ vehicles per day. Probably much more on weekends. I've never biked it either - have driven it. Although most people are courteous - there are always those in a mad rush - wanting to pass on a blind curve, etc. Plus beach = booze for a significant minority of folks out there. I've biked in from the coast 6 or 7 times - never had the desire to do 126.

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    We cycled it last summer, up to Eugene on the last day of the 4th of July weeked.... foolish, then back down to the coast a two weeks later. Needless to say, it was busy. There are lots of curves on the road and very little shoulder. That said, it is not much different from highway 1 through Northern California.

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    noted - will stick with the route to Triangle Lake. Thanks for the info. - Jim

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