I'm hoping to ride my first short tour next week, weather permitting. Plan to ride from my home in Raleigh, NC, to the town of Oriental on the coast. It should take me 3 days. I was originally planning to camp but the locations of parks/campsites along the way are not good for my planned daily mileages, so I will probably stay in hotels. I am ready to go with gear ready and trip mapped out but waiting for the weather forecast to make a final decision. We have had unseasonably cold, wet weather all winter and spring so far and I have no interest in riding through cold rain for 3 days. Right now the forecast is looking good, however, so maybe I'll get lucky.