After talking to some colleagues from Texas and Kansas, I decided on the more northern route which was the one from Adventure Cycling that is the Western Express then connecting with the TransAm in Colorado. My friend from Texas and Kansas told me that even in September it can still be very hot in Texas, and the guy from Kansas sold his state well. Granted, he was selling the bonuses of going through Kansas while we were at a bar and he was buying…but even so, it seemed compelling. Another consideration is that the route will be several hundred miles shorter than the others. That will mean I have a few more days to relax and see things along the way…hopefully.
I bought the maps from Adventure Cycling and will be going over them to see what there is to see along the way. My aunt and uncle who have gone across the US a few times on bicycles looked at the maps of the Western Express and suggested that I not look at them too much. The elevation gains and losses per day are pretty big. Maybe not the most fun riding but we’ll see.
I’ll have to started going over the route more to see what is exciting along the way.
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