I am 55 years old and semi-retired. My life partner is a school teacher with summers off. We are both long time cyclists. I own a small business but my employees are capable of handling it for a few weeks if necessary.
I've always wanted to cross the US by bike. I've been looking for some kind of supported tour but they all seem to leave in May; we must leave in June after school is out. How hard is it to be self-supported. I'm not a big fan of sleeping in a tent. I don't mind carrying stuff on my bike - commute 25 miles every day and carry lots of stuff.