I really don't know if this is the place to ask this question, but I am taking a tour across the U.S. in about a month. I bought all the maps, have most of my gear so far, Now I'm just riding as much as I can to get used to being loaded down and seeing if I have all the gear I need.
I'm trying to plan a few small 100-200 mile tours so I can see if I'm leaving things that I need or taking things I dont. Long story short, I want to ride to my buddies house who lives about 150 away and dont know how I should go about planning the route. Am I going to get pulled over if I'm on a busy road that will get me their faster? I live in Spokane WA and will be traveling to Moses Lake WA
What I'm wondering is, even on my Transam ride from Oregon to Virginia, I find it hard to believe the maps are not going to be taking me atleast on some busy freeways or interstates. Am I wrong
If I'm wrong and I'm supposed to to take backroads, etc (which I find hard to believe there will always be one) how do I go about finding out where those backroads are? I'm sure I can go to google maps or something like that, but who's to say that I'm not going to hit some dead end and wish that I was riding on the interstate?
Sorry, a lot of rambling and questions, but its kind of bothering me lately. I really want to just get on my bike and go without getting pulled over, ran over, etc. Can anyone help? Thanks!