In about a month, I'm flying to Oakland, CA and a good friend and I are touring down the coast to San Diego. The plan is that I'll fly from San Diego back to Boston and he'll fly up to Oakland. Neither of us know anyone in this area and I'm wondering what people have done when this happens.
How do you handle your flights/hotels/shipping bikes/estimated return flight/campgrounds/etc. when your finish line is "foreign"?
I'm not a newbie to touring but all my trips thus far have started and ended where I had some sort of friend.
Any hints/ideas for me???