Ever since I went camping last year up through Humboldt and through Oregon up to the Columbia, I have been intrigued by bike touring. Then I saw a documentary starring Woody Harrelson (Go Further), of all people, where he did a eco/bike tour from Oregon to I think LA. That kept my interest alive. Before the trip I never knew about touring.
Anyhow, I have been riding for a few months (after 15 or so years when I was in high school) and I have a long ways to go. However, as a teacher, I have plenty of time off and I want to make it a goal to get into this. So, how many years of training does it take to do a week or two week tour? I can see a long term goal of doing a similar trip as Woody from Oregon to California.