Well I've been thinking about doing the Southern Tier and I'm considering starting from San Diego and heading East to Florida. Plan would be to start later this month.
Is this reasonable or would I be better off starting in FL and working my way West? I realize the days are shorter of course. I'm used to riding in the rain so I can endure if I have to. I'm more worried about snow/ice than anything.
Thought I might spend some extra time Touring around the warmer parts of AZ before continuing East. Figure it will let it warm up a little more and also I have never been in AZ other than the airport.
My idea is that when I arrive in FL I would then turn North and hope that the weather would be decent up the East Coast. If time and funds are holding out I'd like to connect with the Northern Tier and connecting my previous Northern Tier ride.... It would be early to mid April to start that portion I'm guessing. Plan on covering 70 miles a day. That just seems to be a decent pace and easy for me to do day after day.
Reason for the timing is that.... Well I'm just finishing up a contract and as soon as I pick up another one I will be busy for months... and then before I know it summer will be over... So.... I figure the time to go is now.
What do you think? Not worth leaving this early? Weather be so sucky as to make it not worth it? Just do Southern California and AZ? Ideas are welcome. Imagine it's your trip and what would you do.
Thanks in advance for any ideas.