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    Dubois PA to Buffalo NY, Rte 219

    Just planning an Ironbutt Route and need intell from Western PA riders.

    Is this route from Dubois PA, north, to Buffalo NY, on Rte 219 North, doable in 3 hrs 17 mins, 151 miles ?

    http://www.mapquest.com/?version=1.0&hk=7-6124D9Fq

    Any tricky spots from my western PA friends, or our riders with experience?

    Our sista' rider, "Stephanie Tarian" is probably calling me a wimp, right about now!

    Thanks,

    Jim
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsoque View Post
    Just planning an Ironbutt Route and need intell from Western PA riders.

    Is this route from Dubois PA, north, to Buffalo NY, on Rte 219 North, doable in 3 hrs 17 mins, 151 miles ?

    http://www.mapquest.com/?version=1.0&hk=7-6124D9Fq

    Any tricky spots from my western PA friends, or our riders with experience?

    Our sista' rider, "Stephanie Tarian" is probably calling me a wimp, right about now!

    Thanks,

    Jim
    Long Island, NY
    I would think that is a bit longer than it really takes................
    Bigger question is why that road. In PA 219 is mostly two lanes & slow with traffic and bunches of little towns to navigate.
    I'd be on the interstate if I was doing and Iron Butt.
    jason
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    Thanks Jason,

    My start will be from Long Island.

    Dubois was going to be my far westerly end, and then, head up and across the top of NY State, before heading back down.

    219 North seemed like a logical route, but, not if it is 2 ways, and lights everywhere.

    Would you suggest I keep on 80 West, 79 North, and then, 90 East, up to West Seneca, and ultimately Syracuse?

    Your advice is much appreciated.

    Jim
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    219 is scenic, but if following the speed limits averaging 47 mph may be tough, not so much a lot of lights, but a lot of 30 or 35 speed limits in the towns, and it is mostly 2 lane.

    Personally I hate slab, and would rather push the bike up hills on back roads than ride slab all day, but I understand your goal. For me riding for Quantity of miles kills the enjoyment, it is Quantity of Smiles that I crave, and small tight twisty stuff is my preference.

    Good luck.
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