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Ride suggestions from NC to CA along or close to I-40 ??...(11 posts)

Ride suggestions from NC to CA along or close to I-40 ??...abicirider
Nov 4, 2003 4:41 AM
Going to be leaving NC on Thursday Nov13 headed home back to Southern CA after 10+ years here in NC anyways will be driving I-40 interstate and would appreciate it if anybody has some ride suggestions in the states of TN, AR, OK, TX, NM and AZ kinda looking for rides ride sugestions that are relatively nearby exits off I-40 any routes suggestions would greatly be appreciated, If you don't want to post here you can always email me
Thanks in advance for any help is greatly appreciated.
Be Safe Out On The Roads!!!!!!

Ray Still
Out of Curiosity...biknben
Nov 4, 2003 5:44 AM
I grabbed a map and followed Rt. 40 across the US just out of curiosity. One place the caught my attention is Flagstaff, AZ. There is good MTBing there. I vacationed in Sedona, AZ for a week (just south of Flagstaff) and the off-road riding was great. The locals told us we should go to Flagstaff for better stuff but they already had snow.

Even road riding in that area would offer great views.
You are correctACE-
Nov 4, 2003 9:56 PM
Beautiful rides on and off road, but very cold right now. Current temp. 23, high today 44. Elevation About 7000, High Altitude training camp is here.
By the way, snow on the Peaks, but not down here...ACE-
Nov 4, 2003 10:13 PM
as of yesterday.
memphisJS Haiku Shop
Nov 4, 2003 6:06 AM
when will you be coming through here? depending on the day of the week, there may be decent rides going on, or 'cross racing. nov 14 there's a night ride. i'll be riding in st louis on sat nov 15 but there should be a couple folks in town who'd show you 50 miles of rural tarmac. nov 16 we have a practice 'cross race that you'd surely enjoy.

cat5tattoo at yahoo dot com
night ride? details? or more to come?(nm)SpecialTater
Nov 4, 2003 8:43 AM
tues/thur 5:30 pm from Gpac; contact rcarp for more nmJS Haiku Shop
Nov 4, 2003 10:30 AM
Oh yeahSpecialTater
Nov 4, 2003 10:43 AM
we talked about it Saturday.
re: Ride suggestions from NC to CA along or close to I-40 ??...VaughnA
Nov 4, 2003 7:23 AM
I grew up in Northern AZ (Holbrook). I'm assuming road rides here. The painted desert and petrified forest national park near Holbrook would be a nice ride and it would start right on 40. Sedona is also only 30 miles or so from I-40 at Flagstaff so you could have a nice ride from Flag or ride from the top of Oak Creek canyon on 89 to Sedona and back. But the traffic may be bad. You'll have a big climb going back towards flagstaff coming out of oak creek canyon. But the views are great!

Someone would probably kill you...ACE-
Nov 4, 2003 10:01 PM
on the switchbacks in the canyon. Also, almost all of the ride would be under the trees,making for some pretty low temps.
Someone would probably kill you...VaughnA
Nov 5, 2003 5:26 AM
Good point, I guess the traffic would be a little more than when I went to NAU in the early 80's. As for the temps, Suck it up man;>!