So I'm a complete noob when it comes to cycling. But this spring summer I'm going to be having a couple months ( or longer if I desire ) off of work/school and I would really like to travel down to the US and see all the amazing things down there.
I've decided I want to do it all on a bike to maintain my fitness level as I wouldn't be hitting the gym.
I read alot of stories about cross country trips and to me it sounds like an adventure I'd enjoy. My only problem is cash. I don't have the $1000 to spend on a touring bike so I have come down to 2 options.
There is a trek 520 in my area used for sale - they want $600 but I think I could get it for $400... it has no racks or panniers on it so I'm guessing that would be another $200 atleast?
On the other hand.. the local Canadian Tire has this bike. http://www.canadiantire.ca/browse/pr...=1176488550376
for $200 - As far as I can tell that seems like a pretty decent bike - Would I be able to travel across the country on it though?
Any input is greatly appreciated!