This is my first time in the Touring Forum, as I mostly hang around in the Commuting and Women's Forums. Anyway, as a "gift" to myself in August when I graduate with my MA, I am going on my first bicycle tour. I have decided to ride from Roscommon, Michigan (where my parents have a cabin) to Mackinaw, Michigan to enjoy a few days on the island. However, I am completely lost as to where to begin. Gear? Training (i.e. fitness)? Mapping out my route? Advice for going by yourself?
To see more about my bicycle (as she is is the only one that I have and I am unable to purchase something simply for touring at the moment) check out this link. I will post photos, upon request.