This summer I will be going on vacation at the other side of the country. As I don't want to be trapped in the car all the way, or in the train, which may be even worse, I am planning on riding the bike there.
The total distance is 155 miles. For some of you that may be a piece of cake. For some even, a very small piece... For me on the other hand, being a bike commuter who ride a mere 30 miles a day, it's quite an adventure.
Weather will probably be comfortable, maybe a soft breeze and temperatures between 68F-86F. I usually ride at an average speed of 17 miles an hour which results in a 9 hour bike ride. Whether I will make it one day is still a riddle, but I'm willing to make a stop overnight at a hotel.
There are some things I am not certain about, and you may be able to tell me a bit more.
What do I need to pack?
All my clothes for the vacation will be transported by car, so I'm not worrying about that.
What are the essentials I need on a 9 hour bike ride?