i am 15 and a half and i am looking to start biking. i want to get into biking. and by the end of the summer (july 25) i am hoping to reach my goal of riding to new york. i live in new hampshire (243.74 mile trip)
so i have many questions being so new to the sport.
1) first off i need a decent bike between $300 and $400 used. what are some suggested brands and other specifications i should get for a long distance bike, (would craigslist be a good place, or junkyarding and making one from scratch be better)
2) what kind of training regiment should i be on if i want to be able to complete the journey by july (25)
3) what would a typical biker bring on a trip such as this one??
4) any other suggestions??
thank you for taking the time to read this and any help would be awesome.