Schedule and route
When I calculate my mileage, I usually add 10% to maps to account for side trips and inaccuracies and those tiny bike wheels that seem to wiggle around a lot more than a car. And I add another 10% for ignorance and stupidity. This formula has proven to be very accurate.
The Pacific Coast Santa Barbara, California to Vancouver, British Columbia) 1853 miles @ 4 days per week @ 50 miles per day = 200 miles per week = 9 weeks Arriving approximately June 7.
Vancouver to Milwaukee 2460 = 12 weeks Arriving approximately Sept 7.
Milwaukee to New York City (Not including possible trip to Montreal and Toronto) 1059 = 10 weeks Arriving approximately Nov. 21
Atlantic Coast (NYC to Florida) 2673 = 13 weeks Arriving approximately March 1, 2009
Southern tier (Florida to San Diego) 3666 = 18 weeks Finishing approx. July 14, 2009
Not including possible trip to Mexico to celebrate successful book, or maybe even a bike trip in China as my last big adventure.
Total 12,500 miles = 62 weeks.
Of course, this is just an estimate, and already I can see that winter arrive before I get far enough south on the East Coast. Promoting my book and filming my video changes my trusty formula. And if I don’t create a stream of revenue, I will have to enter my basic financial survival into the equation.