I have some old friends that want to get together for a coastline trek possibly around the Seattle to Somewhere in Oregon, or from San Francisco to Los Angeles in the fall.
What we don't plan on doing is carrying a lot of gear with us. We want to travel light and stay at hotels and dine at sit downs along the route. This is more of an endurance cycling gig rather than a slower paced tour.
I commute to work on bike and ride roughly 100 miles per week. I know I need to start working on more distance riding as I have not even accomplished a century yet. Is strength training at this point worthwhile? I live in IL so it's relatively flat, but I want to be prepared for some climbs.
Any tips on preparation would be great, I'm going to start doing research from this point on forums and online. I'm super excited about the trip!