The 1 is completely out of the question. The amount of traffic lights that we would have to stop at would drive anyone on 1-4 wheels crazy.
So, out of the 3 and 61, I would choose the 3.
Reasons why I don’t choose 61:
You’re in the middle of nowhere for long stretches meaning no convenient stores along the way
Relatively no shade! If you’re caught out in any kind of heat and want to cool down under a tree, their may be no tree in sight!
Reasons why I WOULD choose 61:
- fastest route from A to B.
I can get caught out in the sun or run out of supplies, but at least I have assistance from my bike to get me to my destination quicker to refill and rest. I can (probably) cover 3-5x the distance on my bike compared to someone fatigued on foot.
Reasons why I don’t choose the 3
Elevation gain. It’s well known fact that you use more strength to go uphill than on a flat surface. However, I get rest when going down hill, someone on foot has to use as much strength going up as they do doing down.
High in car/motorcycle volume. There’s a scooter lane, which is heaven for a cyclist, but not much else to the right of that for someone to walk on.
Reasons why I WOULD choose the 3
Lots of safety nets. It’s high in traffic, so if you’re really really at your limit, there’s no shortage people driving by that can help you. Also much closer distance between towns.
I like climbing and descending. Gives me some change to scenary on a long haul trip.
I hope I covered everything~