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    Clockwise or Counter-clockwise?

    If one was inclined to do a perimeter tour of the U.S. - using Adventure Cycling maps - Northern Tier, Pacific Coast, Southern Tier, Atlantic Coast - which direction would be best?

    I'm thinking counter-clockwise so one is traveling south along the pacific coast. Is this right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by spooner View Post
    If one was inclined to do a perimeter tour of the U.S. - using Adventure Cycling maps - Northern Tier, Pacific Coast, Southern Tier, Atlantic Coast - which direction would be best?

    I'm thinking counter-clockwise so one is traveling south along the pacific coast. Is this right?
    My preference would be counter-clockwise. I've done the Pacific coast from North to South and the Atlantic from South to North and those were my preferred directions. However, in addition to prevailing winds, I'd time things to be across the south in winter and north in summer.

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    counter-clockwise cause you have right hand side traffic. If I cycle alongside the coast I want to cross the lane to look down to the coast.
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    Well counter clockwise gets you winds at your back on the Pacific Coast. But you'll hit a lot of head winds in the Northern Tier. I still think it's better, though, because you'll be on the side of the road overlooking the ocean on the Pacific Coast.
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