I'm looking to do my first extended tour starting this May. My plan is to start in North Carolina and head north to a commitment I've got in Philadelphia at the end of the month (and then further on after that). I'd love to ride the Blue Ridge Parkway, starting from the NC/Virginia border.
I will have exactly two weeks of riding time to get from here to Philly, and can't leave any earlier due to other commitments. I mapped it quickly online, and the entire trip is ~500 miles using Google's bike mapping function (aside from the BRP and Skyline Drive, I assume I'll actually be riding other roads than what Google suggested, so will likely be a bit more than 500 miles). BRP and Skyline, from my starting point to its end, is about 260 miles.
I'll be alone and unsupported, and will be camping as much as possible. This will be my first extended and unsupported tour. I'll be using an 80's trek 620, and I expect roughly 30 lbs of gear. I have done supported tours, including two 300-miles-in-3-days tours, but those were in the midwest, carrying no gear, with rest stops every 15 or so miles. So I've got experience riding long distances, but not touring per se, and not in the mountains.
Is this time frame feasible? Ideally I'd like to have more time, but this is just the way my schedule is working right now. 500 miles / 14 days is ~36 miles per day, which is totally fine... So I'm thinking it'll be ok, but these are the mountains, and again this is my first stab at real-deal touring. Thoughts? Cautions? Thanks!