I have done some long trips in the past and have the opportunity to maybe do a month-long tour somewhere this summer.
In 1978 I biked from Boston to Montreal on a 'Bridgestone' racing bike. I was not till Vermont that another cyclist made fun of me for having no real first gear.
The next summer I changed the gearing and did the 'bikecentennial' from Baltimore but veered off the path and ended up in Seattle.
The next year I biked from Seattle to LA.
A full 10 years later I bought a bike in East Berlin (before the wall came down) and took a very excellent and relaxed ride for a about five months ending up in Malaga on the south coast of Spain.
Now, I feel old, shy of 50, and it has been almost 15 years since my last trip, but find a month where the wife and kids and job and...... will let me go!
The encouragement on this board is good to see, any encouragement for me or recommendations for the month trip will be appreciated.