Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Kingwood, Texas
Bikes: 1983 Nishiki Cresta (original owner), 1987 Centurion Lemans RS, 1996 Gary Fisher X-Caliber, His and Hers Trek 800's, Schwinn beach cruiser woman's frame, and grandson's Huffy learner bike.
I've read Ken Kifer's account of his 2000 Eastern tour, completely self supported and mostly camping. He managed from 50-65 miles most days. Without the need to set up camp and hunt for places to buy food, get water, etc, 100 miles a day may not be unreasonable. That's especially true if one isn't carrying his house in his panniers. While the 100 mile per day gets the job done, it seems that much is missed. I didn't read all this guy's blog, but its evident the photographer is primarily his wife. The feat is a great one, especially for one his age, but the not the way I would want to tour.