so... further upstate (dover) 13 is decent, but in suffolk county (down by milford) 113 is preferable?
looking at the bike maps ( http://www.deldot.gov/information/co...are/maps.shtml
) i see that 13 and 15 are designated as secondary roads (yellow) with bold outlines most of the way meaning the shoulder is widened for use as a bike facility.
bike route 1 is rather twisty-turney, especially considering it goes southwest-ish to harrington then east to milford before continuing south to milton...
in wanting to keep to a more direct route i looked at the DELDOT maps and came up with this:
dover -> camden via  (dupont hwy)
camden -> viola -> milford via ,  (cantebury rd),  (milford-harrington hwy)
milford -> milton via 
milton -> millsboro via , [john j williams]
my actual destination is millsboro but more people are familiar with milton and reboth as places to go
i travel with my gps (nuvi 205) set to bicycle mode and all avoidances (no traffic, highways, etc.)
hasn't steered me wrong yet!
i suppose if i don't like what i'm seeing in terms of road conditions, traffic i can divert to a service road or local road and recalculate.
i've also got a compass (old school!) and since i'm headed due south i can keep the gps off to save battery.
Last edited by rekall; 09-25-09 at 02:54 AM.