I thought I'd already find this thread somewhere but, well, didn't! SO...
I want to do a TransAm this season but have no idea where to start!? My questions to the veterans:
-supported or non? (advice on tour companies?)
-camp or hotels?
-my Litespeed road bike or a hybrid (or purchase a lower-grade road bike)?
-how much training/experience beforehand? (I have only been cycling for 2 seasons and completed 2 olympic tri's and 2 century rides.)
-are there books on this stuff???
To take into consideration is that I'm a 26yo female so being near-alone on desolate roads or campsites might not be the best idea. Also, I'm not that adept with bike repair, just the minor stuff. But I feel like if I do a completely supported tour I'll come away from it feeling less iron/one with nature and more 'babied'. But either way, it's still 3,000+m!!! Any feelings on this?