So I am planning a cross-country ride this summer. I live in California, and want to get to relatives in New Hampshire, so I figured I could do a coast-to-coast ride.
I looked on Adventure Maps and saw their maps running for about $100, with marked locations for food, water, and hotels. However, the only routes I saw ran from Washington to Maine, a little North of where I wanted, and the ones in California ran across the South to Florida. Also, the Washington route was longer than I wanted, around 4000 miles. I plan to set a pace of around 100 miles a day, but, due to a number of factors, I only have 40 days. Factoring in inclement weather, I think it would be best to be doing a distance closer to 3000 miles.
Check their website out http://www.adventurecycling.org/routes/southerntier.cfm.
The other option I was looking at was google maps. I know its silly, but the biking feature has been reliable for some other, shorter rides. The problems I see are the unmarked locations of food and shelter, etc. Also if part of the map is wrong I am stuck and have to turn around.
Could you guys give me some advice on the route I should take? I appreciate it.
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