I have 2 1/2 months off work (December 2012 - mid Feb 2013) and would like to do a cycle tour during this time. I am relatively new to cycle touring, have only done short week long trips before round the UK (I live in London). I have really enjoyed these trips and so am planning to do a longer trip.
I would like to cycle from Portland, Oregon to San Diego, California. Do you think it is sensible to do this in winter? Will it be miserable in terms of weather?! Any advice is of course much appreciated. I would probably like to do a mixture of camping/youth hostelling.