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post #1 of 2 Old May 16th, 2007, 12:55 pm Thread Starter
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Question Which Route?

A buddy and I are riding from Lee County in SW FL to the Townsend, TN area. We want to stay off the Interstate. Thinking about picking up U.S. 17 in Punta Gorda to U.S.98 in Bartow to U.S.301 around Dade City to U.S. 27 in Ocala to U.S. 129 in Branford. We'll take U.S. 129 all the way into TN. Everything we've ridden or driven to get to our destination has always been Interstate so we're kind of blind in planning our route. Anybody have any advice or suggestions they can offer?

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Originally Posted by mser
A buddy and I are riding from Lee County in SW FL to the Townsend, TN area.
We want to stay off the Interstate.
Anybody have any advice or suggestions they can offer?

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Some of your planned route might be pretty slow going with a lot of traffic especially Bartow, lakeland and again Ocala and Gainesville as 301 goes right through both of those cities,

consider taking 98 west to either 41 north out of Brooksville
or US19 which opens up to a 4 lane north of Crystal river,
both of those will route you "away from most of the traffic
and still enable you to link up to either 129 in Chiefland
or 441 which gets real nice north of Lake city,

these routes will merge and split until you get to Athens Georgia were they split of again.

Once you're north of there you've got awesome roads through north Georgia.

This has been my preferred north/south route for over 20 years,

just remember to obey the speed limits while you're cruising through the small towns
as that is their only revenue.

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