I've been debating with my self. Which is better staying on bike paths or the side of major highways.
Bike paths : Pros : Safer, further away from public and possible danger. Quieter.
Cons : Longer, more complicated, Routes are harder to follow and have more twists and turns. Easier to get lost or go the wrong way. Check mapquest and type in get directions from one place to another. Switch between the car and the bike and check how many directions there are.(you'll see what I mean)
Highways : Pros : Faster, much less turning, more straight aways, easier to memorize, shorter route directions, save on printer ink. X-D
Cons : Not sure if it's legal, dangerous to be next to massive multi-ton vehicles. Loud, easily seen, police pull overs :-(.
I talked with my sister about this and she STRONGLY advised to stick to bike paths. I hope I don't get lost on them. They seem super complex and have waaay too many twists and turns in them.
What do you think? Has anyone ever toured on major highways? Bike trails? Both?
Please give me some feedback.