My 22-year-old daughter is a seasoned adventurer already. Last year she biked with one girlfriend from New England to Lousiana, camping and couch-surfing along the way, and had a glorious time. Not to mention that she has walked across Spain alone on the pilgrimage route, and travelled with one girlfriend through Morocco and Europe, working on farms and staying wherever each day's adventures brought them.
I'm not an overly protective parent, and I've never really worried about her before. But now she has plans to bike alone, back up from Louisiana to Rhode Island. That sounds scary to me. However, I'd like to know more before I bring up the subject with her, so that I'm not just tossing ill-informed opinions at her. I've never done any bike-touring or even very much solo traveling of any kind.
So, if any of you have experience or knowledge of women doing long bike tours alone, especially in the south and Appalachian and mid-Atlantic regions, I'd be really grateful for your input. I just want to know that women have done this before, and to have some way of not worrying! Or... if you have good reason to think it's unsafe, please let me know your experience.