It has been 25 years since I have done any unsupported touring and a lot has changed. I plan on riding from Florida to Indiana for my 50th high school class reunion and I have a few questions that I would like to get assistance with:
My old Gore Tex rain suit is very bulky, heavy and pretty much shot. Any suggestions on lighter and less bulky alternative?
I am looking for a suggestion for the best frame mounted pump.
On previous tours I always seemed to manage to find a road or two that had little or no shoulder and lots of traffic. I would like to avoid this. My route will not follow any routes suggested by Adventure Cycling or anything else that I can find. Google maps has me on a dirt road, part of which does not even exist, less than 20 miles form home so that does not instill a lot of confidence. Any suggestions for tools or techniques here?
Lastly, any other suggestions would be appreciated.