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Old 07-26-2011, 07:03 AM   #1
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Ok I need the opinion of some of you well traveled veterans. Do you prefer to stick to the limited access interstates even if it adds 30 or 40 miles and a half hour to your trip or take to some of the more scenic 2 lane roads that are less miles and little less time? We are heading to Patoka Lake next week which is 2 1/2 to 3 hours away depending on which route we take. I've been to the campground on a scouting mission but that was riding the good ole softtail classic and not pulling the 5er. Some of the 2 lane routes can get a little hilly and curvy, which is fun for the scooter but not so much when pulling the camper.

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Old 07-26-2011, 07:39 AM   #2
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Scott, most of the time I will take a 4 lane over 2 lane. I can't count how many times we have hit a 2 lane road towing the trailer and got behindsomeone driving several mph under the speed limit ortransporting a mobile home for miles on end and no way to get around them. PlusI figure if we had an issue with the truck or trailer most 2 lanes don't have much shoulder to pull over on.
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Old 07-26-2011, 07:45 AM   #3
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Another thing we like about the Interstateare truck stops. On our recent trip we stopped exclusively at truck stops where we could because it is so easy to find a parking space for the Cruiser. The food was good in every one of those. Lucy Lost, the voice inside the Garmin, took us on many two lane roads as I have her set on "Fastest Route". Fortunately these roads were sparsely used and we could maintain a constant 62 mph.
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Old 07-26-2011, 09:04 AM   #4
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Interstates for us. Just steadier speeds and lots of services.
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Old 07-26-2011, 09:54 AM   #5
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On the interstate you don't have to worry about backing up traffic because they can't get by. Also there is usually room to pull over if there is a problem. Easier not to get lost too.
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Old 07-26-2011, 11:59 AM   #6
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I like the interstates as they are usually flatter with less altitude changes. Notice I said usually....
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Old 07-26-2011, 12:15 PM   #7
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I will take the 4 lane when possible. I have had two times on a two lane when I was coming head on to an idiot that was trying to pass a truck and I have had to stand on the brakes to prevent a collision. Also in case of a tire failure you have more room to get things under control and off the road.
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Old 07-26-2011, 02:31 PM   #8
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We're traveling now to the Crossroads Rally, interstates are best. Had a blow out on IH-35, caught an exit, pulled over on frontage road shoulder, replaced & now still enroute to rally. Lots of stories to share.
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Old 07-27-2011, 02:24 AM   #9
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We prefer the 2-lane roads, even when it is a more round-about way to get there. We have many scenic routes in our neck-of-the-woods, and none of them are interstates. We plan our trips with the route in mind. The route IS part of the journey.
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I guess if we are not in any hurry we will take the back roads, We have a truck that will handle it and I don't mind the slower speeds as we see so much more. We always enjoy going a different way so we are not seeing the same thing twice,
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Old 07-27-2011, 03:29 AM   #11
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Quote:
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We're traveling now to the Crossroads Rally, interstates are best. Had a blow out on IH-35, caught an exit, pulled over on frontage road shoulder, replaced & now still enroute to rally. Lots of stories to share.




Be careful out there. Anytime people visit the Hoosier state to spend money we want them to arrive safely and stay as long as possible.
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Old 07-28-2011, 06:01 AM   #12
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I will

take the two lane road if it is a wide and well-traveled, and saves me some

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are a lot of idiots on the 4 lanes as well. Once had one stop right in front of

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For a long trip we will take the 4 lane, but for a trip that is only a couple of hours we will take the scenic route.
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