I am planning for a solo biking tour of about 3 months long from Connecticut, south to Richmond, VA (for my sisters college graduation) then west to Colorado (visting a good friend) and then back to Connecticut for a total of around 4300 miles. Anyway, I am really excited and can't wait to leave, however I do have some questions.
First off, I am 16 years old (will just be 17 when I leave around April 23rd), graduated from highschool and I have about a year of college done. I decided to take my spring semester off and do something cool (like this bike trip) because I wasn't feeling motivated in college and I needed to do something different.
My first question is, what problems (if any) will I have because I am not yet 18? For example, from what I have seen online, almost all campgrounds will not let anyone under 18 camp without an adult. What should I do for sleeping at night? Are there any other things that may be impacted because of my age?
Second, how much do you think it would cost each day for food and a place to sleep?
Any general tips that might apply to me? I have been trying to do about an hour each day on a trainer (until the weather gets nicer and I can go outside) and I plan to do a mini weekend trip a couple months from now to test out equipment, etc.
I know answers to some of these questions are out there on the internet, but I want to hear from people here who have been in similar circumstances.
Thanks a lot,