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Undecided about bicycle trip...may go with ACA maps

Sunday, July 07, 2013

I'm having trouble plotting out places to stay on our week long self-supported bike trip in Wisconsin next week. We had wanted to bike from a friend's house in Whitewater to a bike shop in Stevens Point. Each way is about 150 miles and I was planning on doing about 50 miles each day with a layover day in Stevens Point to get some work done on our bike.

I want the trip to be successful for us since this will be our first time at being fully self-supported. I think instead of trying to do this trip, I might buy a section of the Adventure Cycling maps that crosses Wisconsin and just do that route. The advantage of using the Adventure Cycling maps is that the maps not only pick out good roads for bicycling, they also list campgrounds and other places for bicyclists to stay. I think it would be a safer approach for our first self supported tour. We could ride the same number of days...it would just be on different roads.

I think it's important to be successful rather than trying to do too much for our first little trip.
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TRILLIUM22 7/9/2013 3:08PM

    We used adventure cycling maps way back when they were still bikecentenial. This was before you had the Internet anfpd getting information was different. I have fond memories of the maps.

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FLORIDASUN 7/9/2013 11:52AM

    Absolutely agree with you on this! You don't want to be over whelmed and disappointed on your first big adventure.

You are such a logical and smart sparky friend...boy could I EVER learn alot from you...I'm just 'get in there and fly by the seat of my pants!'

I've had some amazing adventures from that approach and some amazing bloopers too. I like the idea of 'safe and informed' at this point in my life! emoticon emoticon

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CORNERKICK 7/9/2013 12:36AM

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PJMOMMATO3 7/8/2013 9:11PM

    Have a great trip!

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CBLENS 7/8/2013 7:19AM

    Enjoy, sound like a great ride.

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PEGGYO 7/7/2013 10:28PM

    have fun on your adventure

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GAYEMC 7/7/2013 10:18PM

    I agree, you don't want to over do on your first trip. Those maps sound really helpful.

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LIVE2RUN4LIFE 7/7/2013 9:55PM

    Sounds wise!

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