Alternate Routes to Avoid Atlanta GA:If you want to see the country and have a relaxed time driving your RV, you should try Route 129 through Macon and up to Athens as an alternative way to bypass the city. Some people drive straight through Atlanta midnight to help avoid traffic.
To learn more about different routes to take through Georgia and avoid the Atlanta traffic scene, just keep reading our article. I-75 goes through the heart of the city and the best thing to do if you don’t want to face traffic is to travel the interstate after 10 a.m. and before 3 p.m. or after 7 p.m. and before 6 a.m.
Since I-285 is a ring road interstate, you will connect to the I-75 once again north or south of Atlanta. One solution would be to travel the State or County roads that bypass the city.
Whether it is Atlanta or some other major US city, you will find that navigating through and around these geographical regions to be a nightmare. The reason for this is that everybody wants to avoid the normal city streets and get to their place of employment on time.
Driving your RV through these interstates may save you some time and fuel, but the traffic headache may not be worth it. A few miles out of your way may be worth the avoiding the stress you get by traveling through the city.
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http://maps.google.com/maps Next thing you have to do is get directions to my garage, leave the keys, and take a walk around town. Google Maps lets you pull the route around to any roads you want.
Drag the dot to the road you want to travel, or just the general area, and Google does a new route. A trick I use is break my ride into increments to “force” MapQuest to go where I want, rather than the quickest route.
Consider using Google or other online mapping to select the general route, then turn of the PC. Move to Deformed paper maps or something like them to fine tune the off-highway alternatives.
When I started long hauls in 2004, I removed the GPS and left the laptop at home. When I started long hauls in 2004, I removed the GPS and left the laptop at home.
TwoS hots I'm in Colorado Springs, am new to the area and want to explore anything within a day or two on long weekends as well as go on some longer rides when possible. After years of being 'responsible' (or so I thought that's what I was doing) and not riding it feels great to have a bike again.
If several sources rave about a road/ride I either jot down the details on paper and map or grab the URL for my rides folder. As things get more firm I try to find ADV members in the general area to get the latest info and a sanity check.
I have good luck using the state Road & Recreation Atlas series books, e.g. New Mexico Road & Recreation Atlas published by Benchmark Maps.
The roads on the paper nearly always show up on Too but not necessarily City Select. I have some verification of this by going on trips where others are using autorouting and have it fail miserably on both dirt and pavement.
Ive always wondered this as well, how you guys know where all the great roads are, both dirt and paved when your not from the area While riding along an interesting marker or road pops up, take it, explore a bit.
At breakfast and lunch I spread out my Atlas page and look for the small roads, crooked lines, spots of interest. A U.S. road trip may conjure thoughts of Route 66, fast food, rest stops and hours of rolling, cornfield landscapes.
Photographer Robert Gottfried set out in his Chevrolet with his camera and a bluegrass playlist to find out exactly that. Gottfried traveled from Washington D.C. to Nashville, Tennessee, with a mission to see the countryside and get away from the stress of big cities.
He yearned to meet locals as opposed to other travelers he might run into on interstates. Gottfried explained that the most interesting part of his travels was running across a man with a flat tire in the mountains of Tennessee.
He drove the man to get his tire repaired, enjoying conversation, Hank Williams' music and a Diet Dr. Pepper with the stranger. Speaking about his photographs, Gottfried said, “I hope that the viewer feels a kind of desire to hit the road.
I've been using the old-fashioned Road Atlas and reading glasses without much success. If I'm not mistaken MapQuest will allow you to choose alternate routes on their site.
Mapquest.com, interstate all the way, traveling 162 miles in 2 hours and 43 minutes. ....never mind....that seems to be primarily a Ca/Nevada thing.... but you should like the “Streets and Trips” disk.
If you're on-line while trip planning on the disk, you can get up-dates for road construction areas. You could always stop by AAA and pick up some maps.
The Latest version is Street Atlas 2004. I have a Deformed Street Atlas for Florida and while it shows every little road you pretty much have to know where they are because they have no names or numbers.
Not once I'm under way, but I study the map the day before a ride and commit it to volatile memory. I have Microsoft Appoint that let me map out the exact roads I want and includes current construction areas.