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Old 08-29-08, 01:10 PM
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Last year I toured North Carolina's Outer Banks, and this year I rode part of the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina. If I were riding from FL to NY, I would ride north toward Cherokee NC and take the Blue Ridge Parkway north into Virginia, then I would ride the Skyline Drive to northern Virgina. From there plan whichever route is possible to NY.

I'd select that route because I found the mountains more enjoyable for riding -- much cooler (our riding temperatures on the Parkway this July ranged from 63 to 75 while back home in Georgia near the coast it was 100), little traffic on the Parkway, quite, scenic, and just overall a pleasant experience.

The Outer Banks are also interesting, but hot, humid, and generally less comforatble. Of course the coastal route from FL to NY would be flat, but I have to admit that after riding in the mountains, I am now partial to mountain riding (I like the inclines for good exercise).

Anyway, just an alternative to consider.
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