I've never done a proper tour, but my wife and kids want to go camping at a site that is 220 miles from home. I'd like to ride my bike there, with a stop off in a hotel (complementary stay due to point accumulation). For me to get there, I would have two days, then two days of camping and then riding back home in the van. To get to the free hotel, I'd have to do 140 miles on day one, leaving 80 days on day two. I plan to average 12 mph including stops, so this would mean 13 hours (giving an extra hour of stopping for lunch/dinner combined) and then 6:45 on day two.
I have done this type of ride in the past, but this year I've been doing more frequent/shorter rides with commuting to work. My longest ride so far this year is 75 miles. There aren't many hills, only 4k ft of climbing over the 140 miles, so I'm thinking this is doable, but I'm looking for advice.
What kind of a checklist would you use to ensure that you are good to go for this type of riding? How soon would you want to pass them before calling it off?
My load would be me, food for the day (a few PBJ's, some bananas, energy bars, Gatorade mix) 2 20 oz waterbottles on the frame + a 1 Liter bottle in a trunk bag. Spare tubes, pump, patch kit, tire levers & multi-tool, riding jacket and a handtowel, plus a second day of riding attire & toiletries.
This ride would be mid-august sometime. Any thoughts?