Question for any tourers out there--
How practical is it to set out on a long distance tour, starting in about a month? I haven't set anything in stone, but I'd be thinking of riding from the west coast back home to WI.
I know its a bit late in the season, but I've got a few months before my job is set to start, and I'd rather get out and go somewhere than sit around!
I have absolutely no experience with touring on bicycles. That being said, I'm an experienced hiker; I've hiked the Appalachian Trail solo, and frequently take shorter solo hiking and canoeing trips. I also put a whole lot of miles on my bike-- my current commute is 35 miles a day, which I'll bike so long as the roads are clear of snow. I do know how to dress for cold weather biking. My biggest concern is the mountains-- I know early season storms can blow up, and there's not always a whole lot of options as to where to go.
If anyone has any thoughts, it'd be appreciated!