1. Wife is 73, I am 71. She rides up to about 20 miles per day, maybe 25-30 on a relatively flat surface.
2. We will NOT be doing camping, nor credit card touring - unless - we had someone driving the car along with us, then it might be a possibility. However, I have no one interested in doing that.
3. Our current plan is to go to a town on an interesting trail, stay at a motel and ride out and back in one direction 10 miles or so and back, and then, perhaps the next day or whatever, 10 miles out and back the other direction if it is a worth while ride. Then drive on to another location on a trail. So, all you "gung ho" riders with hundreds of miles in your mind - this is not what we want to do.
We are thinking of leaving Colorado in April (is that a good time - we enjoy cool weather bicycling - 55F - 65F is great for us) and heading east, sampling trails as we go. Some trails that come to mind - Katy, Cuyahoga, Allegheny - but I am sure there are a LOT more along the way. Kansas, Nebraska, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, eastern PA, etc.?????????????????????
We think we would enjoy bicycling along a river, canal, etc.
Like to avoid loose dogs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I will be riding a Spec Rock Hopper, she a Trek Hybrid.
Probably be gone several weeks or so????????????
So, all you great 50+'rs -
What other sights along the way that we shouldn't miss?