I have done a few bike rides, but nothing as to what i have planned. At work about 2 months ago I had an epiphany to ride my bike from San Francisco to San Diego. I have been doing some research and trying to plot my course. If anybody has any tips about what i should be doing by trying or equipment please let me know. Also, if anybody has done this before any advice will be greatly appreciated. Right now i am training on an old Specialized mountain bike; however, i am saving up to by a Specialized Crossover. Any help is truly appreciated. I am planning to start this ride in the Summer of 2009. The training has begun and so has the planning!!!!