I'm new to forums as my profiles says but I have been reading these forums religiously for the past couple months. I am a fairly amateur cyclist but plan to cycle across Canada this spring starting at St. Johns, Newfoundland and ending in Vancouver, British Columbia. I am aware that I will be going against the common direction of the wind and fine with that. I have some questions related to the tour.
1) What type of bicycle would best suite my needs for around $2000CAD or $1750USD, with panniers factored into the price, and which would be best as far as that goes? Seat comfort is a high priority
2) What should my caloric intake be as far as carbs, fats, and proteins go? I'm 18 years old, 5'8" and 172lbs lean. Approx. 160-165 for the ride.
3) How often should I eat?
4) Anything you recommend for eating?
5) Recommendations for camp stove/tent.
That's all I can really think of for now, if I remember anything else I will add it or create another post when the date comes closer. I will be camping the entire way and making nearly all my own meals to save on cost although my budget is not necessarily that strict. I made various 50km rides throughout this past fall as well as a 120km cycle on a CCM mountain bike. The physical aspects of this ride although I expect to be hard, I also expect manageable. I am very serious and appreciate any advice you can lend me even if it is unrelated to the questions I asked.
Thank you in advance,