I'm completely new to touring, but looking to do some serious transportation on my bike this summer.
Most of the routes I've found online (although I haven't found much) don't seem to follow my planned route. (NYC to Madison, WI)
How do I make my own route? What maps are good to use? How can I tell if a highway is bike-friendly? Etc.
I'm sure a lot of these questions are second nature to some of you guys by now. Don't be afraid to give me answers that seem painfully obvious to you.
Thanks a lot.