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Old 04-15-2013, 08:08 PM   #15
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Well, folks,
Any thoughts on traveling with their AS on other than 'interstates'? Besides the inherent problem of 'safety' of 'interstates', what is your choice?

Would you rather drive interstate or 'side roads'?

Just wondering what the folk here have to share as 'experiences'?
We try to avoid major cities by driving side roads around them....for example Phoenix, Las Vegas,and Salt Lake...the freeway traffic is too crazy!
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Old 04-15-2013, 09:10 PM   #16
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Blue Hwy is first choice, Interstate when necessary. I agree with Mr. Kuralt, and enjoy seeing the sights along the way. If as sometime happens, I am holding up traffic on a Blue Hwy, I will pull over and let the herd past.
+1... I'm with you on this.
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Old 04-15-2013, 09:51 PM   #17
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In Texas we have 80 mph toll roads. But every mile is over $.10 per mile per axle. So that is $.50 per mile I figure, that's a no go except it dodges Austin traffic for a piece an little to see down that part of I35.

There is no other "north south" Texas route. That is not really bad just the way it is...

My real concern is the construction/ destruction zones... Narrow and tore up.
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Blue Highways always my first choice!
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Blue Highways always my first choice!
In Florida we have outstanding Interstates with smooth, flat roadbeds.
By keeping in the right lane, and driving a constant 65mph, all other traffic dutifully passes me by.
Merges with onramp vehicles can be dicey, but so far so good.

However, when possible I use State highways. Stops for fuel, chow, walking the dogs are much easier.
And, Heaven forbid, if there is ever a breakdown or flat, help is easier to find.
All things considered, I prefer the State highways.
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Protagonist, your GPS system sounds way cool. Where did you get it?

That's too bad about the vanishing interstate rest areas in the South. Fortunately they are still around the western states that we travel through. I recall some pretty grim ones in the eastern states when we lived further east, though-- dirty and occasionally somewhat scary.

Speaking of welcome centers, there is a really nice one in Fruita, Colorado on I-70. Free coffee and dump station. Our Best-of Show Rest Area award would probably go to the ones in Nebraska on I-80. Clean, with lots of green space. The award for Most Scenic Rest Areas would be along the 105-mile stretch on I-70 between Green River and Salina, Utah. The highway goes right through the canyon country. The pit toilets are pretty sketchy, unfortunately.
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