am planning my first self-supported tour for the Lake Champlain bikeway in mid August. Since this is my first tour and since I'm a female, I'd really like to have another woman along for the ride for company and to share camping fees, but I'm really having a hard time finding someone who wants to go. I've posted to Adventure Cycling and to Crazy guy, but haven't had any responses. And people that I know in "real life" either don't have the time to go (I've got a 10 day tour planned) or don't have any interest in carrying gear and camping. What's a girl to do? I may end up going by myself, I guess, but 10 days of it doesn't sound as much fun as 2 or 3 days on my own. Is it usually pretty tough to find a cycling mate? or am I just going at the wrong time, too long, unappealing destination? what? If I had the cash ($1,000) I would probably just sign up for the ACA Adirondack tour or something, but my budget is more like $200 and I can do this tour on a shoestring even if on my own. Why doesn't the low budget haul it yourself idea seem to appeal to more people?