I have a pleasant surprise today. This Fast bike across America supported tour is starting Monday, April 23, 2006. There are 37 participants (at least 8 women)!
Average 119 miles/day for 27 days, two day rest, 87,000 ft elevation change, total miles about 2,900.
That is a lot more Bikers than expected and more than in the past.
Please observe that such a trip requires a very substantial investment in time and money. Interesting that so many have the resources and willingness to do this. You also better hope nothing goes wrong (like get sick last minute).
Training for it is also very time consuming (not much time for posting here).
I am very thankful for all the help I got on 50+ but in fairness, "Training and Nutrition" was very helpful and "Touring" actually got me started on BF.
So thanks again and see you end of May. I need to do some last minute training for the next two days and then I am off to CA. I will have this Lap Top with me.
So if anyone worries about the future of Biking, it is getting more popular. My LBS seems to benefit also, there is now a waiting time to get things done.