Howdy all, my wife (for 37yrs) and I are flying to Houston Tx , Feb4, 08 to ride our touring bikes for a month. Must come back home in Canada by March 1. I know that Houston is a S.O.B. to get into and out of, but that's where our airmiles fly us. We both are experienced cyclists and seasoned campers (tents, stoves and all). Both in our late 50's and ready for most challenges. We prefer not to stay in motels & eat in restraunts.. WE WILL DO THAT WHEN WE GET OLD . In our part of the world they call us MINIMALISTS. We have toured (self supported) a bit internationally, but usually with a small group of 6-8 cyclists. This is our first big bike trip by ourselves. Previous trip have been to South West USA, Costa Rica , Western Canada, Maritimes Canada, Hawaii & Parts of Europe..
My question is, where would locals ,or like minded Tourers, recommend we go for our above mentioned time frame? Bear in mind , we dont love the rain ( lots of that here at home) and we dont mind 40F-70 F temperatures. Much colder than 40F is rougher camping at night.
We expect to ride our loaded bike 50-60 miles per day. Local cycling knowledge will tell us to go ?? Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi..........or south toward Brownsville, Mexico etc etc .? Hill country??
Remember the weather.. don't be shy, we are looking for good advise, plus the odd sarcastic comment.
thanx Bob and Dorothy