Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: NE IL
Bikes: Surly Long Haul Trucker, Giant Cypress DX
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Thank you, all, for the feedback.
Originally Posted by jamawani
Why do you use Millersburg? It ain't Manhattan. It ain't even Muscatine.
Took me a while to find it - west of Iowa City.
That's where I bailed out of a trip earlier in the year ... got tired of getting rained on every day. It just seemed 'proper' to resume from the place where I left off.
The original plan was to ride from Chicago to Omaha or Lincoln this year, then into WY and CO next year. Lincoln is where I have to make a route decision about next year's trip that I'm not ready to make yet.
I do have that excellent Iowa Bike map. The two hard decisions were where to cross the MO and how to get around Lake Red Rock and Des Moines. It looked like riding south of I80 was easier and more direct than going north of it.
Originally Posted by one_beatnik
Hiway 92 is a pain from Greenfield on. Rough and very busy.West of Treynor, there a couple bridges out too. Avoid Hiway 6; it's way too busy. There are many county roads to get there, though, that are very good roads and low traffic.
Originally Posted by Weasel9
All I can suggest is NOT the Western half of 92 and the Eastern half of 6.
I see some quiet country roads cutting south near Winterset (p71, g61, p33) to Creston, then paralleling US Rte 34 (h24,h34) to Red Oak, or maybe north towards Elliot (m53) or south to Nebraska City. Still trying to decide where to cross the MO.
Thank you again for the suggestions.
Last edited by Recycle; 10-06-09 at 10:24 AM.
Reason: Added Nebraska City to the options