Hey guys new to the forum !!
So im planing on cycling from St. Augustine to Key West and plan to follow the Adventure Cycling Association route. Has anyone done this route? This willl be my first cycling trip longer than one day so any tips would be great!! Another question...I have a trek 1200 and thats what i plan on riding. Should i outfit the bike with panniers or buy a small trailer. I am currently pondering about this because i here that all the weight on the bike will cause more flats???? And it also makes the bike a bit "top heavy"? I plan on camping everyday on the way down so i will have the weight of camp gear.
The route is about 450-miles (i will actually be starting in Daytona Beach and riding to the first key in the "lower keys") and was trying to estimate how many miles i am going to be able to cover each day...as for how fit i am..Im a teenager that is in decent shape with 1500 miles on my bike.
I plan on doing a short 2 day trip before jumping into the whole thing, but im just trying to get all the advise i can (gotta convince my parents)
Oh and another kid my age that is a good athlete will be going with me..
Thanks so much, Brad