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Originally Posted by jamawani View Post
Mercy -

Based on your posted journals at CGOAB, I have done much longer, much more remote touring.
I hardly think it accurate to suggest that I shouldn't leave my house.
I simply prefer quieter roads - which I consider more enjoyable and safer.

The most dangerous roads - according to the FHWA - are moderate traffic arterial highways.
Interstate highways - with their wide shoulders - are pretty safe for cyclists. But why?
Very low traffic roads - even without shoulders - are safer than arterials.

1 cent.
Please quit making stuff up. Who ever suggested that you shouldnít leave your house? It certainly wasnít me. I donít agree with some of your routes for people unfamiliar with the area. And I donít necessarily agree with all of your route suggestions because they tend to go way out of their way to avoid any kind of traffic.

I donít post everything I do on Crazy Guy. Donít assume. Iíve done many off-road tours over the years. I just havenít posted them. Some are old and I just donít want to convert the pictures. I havenít posted other for various reasons. I did a loop over Williams, Cumberland and Tincup Pass but never posted it because I lost my camera. No pictures makes for a very boring Crazy Guy post. I did a loop from Colorado Springs to Cripple to Canon City and back but havenít posted it yet. I generally donít post rather short weekend rides either.

As for traffic, thatís your personal choice. Some people, myself included, donít have a problem riding on a road with rather wide shoulders even with a slightly higher traffic load. Coloradoís mountains constrain traffic and roads into rather narrow corridors and are often the only way through an area without climbing...not cycling...over mountains.
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