Hi my long distance riding friends! I'm planning to do a trip from Cleveland to Chicago and was wondering if you guys could give me any tips? It's a little over 350 miles, so I'm looking at 120ish miles a day.
I've for asked similar advice in the Touring forum a few weeks ago, but I get a lot of overly conservative answers ("you shouldn't plan on doing more than 50 miles in a day blahblahblah") So I came to where the hardasses are.
I'll be packing some street clothes for my stay, 2 shorts and jerseys, a tarp, a sleeping bag, some MREs and snacks. Planning to find most of my food on the road (restaurants and such, not roadkill). I realize this is probably more than most of you carry, but I wanted to give you an idea of what I'm packing.
So, ladies and gentlemen, please share your ideas!