I am seriously considering doing a solo cross country ride next summer from San Diego, CA to Charleston, CA. I have done a few century rides and do well with long distance riding. My goal is to do this ride in 18 days or less and just stay in cheap motels along the way and take a minimal amount of supplies. I am looking for advice from anybody who may have done a similar ride. Did you eat on the bike or did you stop for lunch and dinner? Training you may have done to ride 12-14 hours a day? Advice for riding across Arizona in late June? Basically any information would be helpful. I have a Trek 2300 and it is built to be a tri-bike. I want to use this bike and will upgrade or modify as needed to make this ride. Any advice as to what mods to make would be appreciated.