The touring journal from my trip from Lubbock, TX to Bottomless Lakes State Park, NM (Roswell) is nearly complete! Parts 1-3 online and live, part 4 tomorrow.
Lots of thanks to the guys here on the touring forum--millions of different opinions didn't add up to too much for me, but the ever-present "just do it" mentality did. I've learned more than I've written in the journal, and am officially stoked for my next tour. Spring break seems tasty...
By the way, 276 miles done on just $65, which was almost entirely food & water costs. Feeling pretty good about that. (No bike costs, because all previously-owned commuting equipment).