I'm planning a tour from Oregon to San Diego for August. I realize this goes against a lot of the spirit of touring, but I'm looking to get there about as soon as possible. I figure if I'm running on the edge of what my body can handle I'll gain as much mentally from the trip as if I had done leisurely 50 mile days and stopped at every lighthouse along the way. Plus I'll be by myself and I'm heading to a friend's house which is the real "point" of the expedition, so I look at it as experience and training for more traditional tours later in life.
The entire trek is 1250ish miles. I feel like I could do at least 100 miles a day in my current shape, but I've never toured before and had to ride such distances on consecutive days. I would imagine you get run down, so although the prospect of two 50 mile treks a day seems easy to me, I realize it might not be the case on a loaded bike, day after day.
So I ask, what are the highest daily averages you guys feel you could maintain on tours, whether you really maintained this average or not?