This will likely sound foolish to most of you, but it's my current situation...and I'm ok with being foolish sometimes.
I've been planning a hasty/late transcontinental tour for a couple of months now. I have all of my gear etc, but I've allowed myself to be somewhat talked out of my original plan.
The original plan was to drive with a college buddy of mine to visit my former college roommate from home in Charleston to Atlanta. From there I planned to make my way to the Adventure Cycling TransAmerica route to OR. I would then travel south down the coast until San Diego.
EVERYONE I've talked to has explained how terrible the weather will be once I get out of Colorado. I've been well aware of the weather I would likely encounter in Pacific Northwest, and being young, dumb, and bulletproof I didn't really think too much of it. I kind of look forward to hardships and challenges involved in a trip like this.
Anyway, I'm opening myself up to some new ideas after all of the negative feedback.
Here are some ideas I've come up with:
Fly from ATL to Seattle and start transcon from there.
Fly to BC and head south...possibly to Peru.
Fly to Seattle, south via west coast, then southern tier back to Charleston SC
Other ideas? I'm completely ok with simply jumping into something new without much foresight and am open to something abroad as well.
Here are the limiting factors.
Riding a Jamis Aurora with Bob Ibex. All gear has been acquired and paid for.
Would ideally be able to leave on August 19
No time limitations aside from how long the money will last.
Willing to stretch money out as much as possible. IE. camping everyday, minimal tourist expeditions, not afraid to pick up an odd job here or there.
Where would you go, what would you do?
Thanks in advance!