So my future wife and I are planning on riding from Albuquerque to Atlanta in mid to late March of 2011. First off, is this a fairly good time to do that ride? It seems to me like it won't be too cold and won't too hot, but I would love any insight you all may have. This would be our first major tour, but we ride daily as is. We are completely car-less in Los Angeles. I have ridden a motorcycle cross country once, from NJ, where I am from, to CA and driven a van 10,000+ miles in about 5 weeks across the country and back so I am familiar with the traveling aspect, just not so much by bicycle. We would be taking a train from Union Station in Los Angeles and traveling from LA to NM this way to avoid the long desert rides. Possibly further but at least this far I'm thinking. We will both be on fully equip touring bike obviously. I was thinking about packing a tent for camping when we don't really have a choice on long hauls and staying at hotels the majority of the time. what can i say, i like a hot shower. we don't really have time limit so whatever we feel like riding per day is what we will ride. Its going to be a our honey moon after we get married and how we are going to be moving to Atlanta, whilst shipping all of our belongings, so we are going to try to enjoy it as much as possible and try not to rush.
Any advice, that anyone has to offer will be so so so greatly appreciated!! thank you so much in advance and ride safe!