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Seagull Century Route--Rideable other times of year?(4 posts)

Seagull Century Route--Rideable other times of year?commuterguy
Oct 14, 2002 8:25 AM
I would like to ride from Salisbury MD to Assateague and back, but am not crazy about riding in big crowds or dropping big $ for lodging, registration, etc. Is the route used by the Seagull Century safely rideable w/o the ride organization? I.e., is safely riding the route critically dependent on closed roads, police supervision of intersections, etc.?

I was surprised in reading the post below about traffic on the roads--I naively assumed that all roads on the route were closed to automobiles. If you're riding with traffic, does the organized ride offer more than rest stops and a SAG wagon?

If this route is doable, this there a cue sheet to be had? Failing that, could someone tell me the key road names/route numbers involved? Thanks.
Yes.Len J
Oct 14, 2002 9:06 AM
Route is ridable, although many of the roads are back roads with no shoulders. While there is some traffic, it is not that bad.

The easiest way to do it is to just follow the seagull arrows, (I think white is the 100 miler. Other than that, find someone who did the ride and ask for their cue sheet.

Good luck

Len
Has anyone posted the cue sheet online?commuterguy
Oct 14, 2002 11:02 AM
Thanks for the info, Len. If there are lots of painted seagulls along the route, especially at intersections, that would make it a lot easier.

Generally, what are the local motorists like on the Eastern Shore? Are they OK with sharing the road?
Depends on when you ride>Len J
Oct 14, 2002 1:06 PM
Most locals are pretty courteous, but as with most places, there are a few jerks that give the courteoud drivers a bad name. The worst drivers appear (to me anyway) to be the tourists. If you are riding off season, it's a good place to ride. Flat. Did I mention that there are no hills?

It's pretty hard to get too lost, as long as you have a local map with you. There are only so many major north/south roads, you eventually will run into one of them.

Len

ps I don't know anyone who has posted the route on-line. I'd send you mine but I sold my spot when I had the accident, and my wife threw hers out after the ride.