Planning the tour — Route

I’ve just planned a tentative route circumnavigating the country of about 12,500 miles, which should take 62 weeks at a minimum. That’s 50 miles/day 4x per week. I’m using Adventure Cycling’s maps as a guide.

My tour could take longer if I spend long amounts of time in each city promoting the book. Ironically cycling into the major cities to promote my book is one of the major flaws of my tour. Now I have to look into timing. My main consideration is whether to go clockwise or counterclockwise. I prefer to head north. Which makes crossing the Rockies my main factor.

I’ve also will need to consider my health, which is not very good at the moment, I think I have had bronchitis for months. And money, which is also critically low. I may be living hand to mouth on my tour.

Well, I’ve written a book about living your dreams, so money or no money, and health or no health, I figure I gotta get out there and practice what I preach.

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