I know several people that have rode Ordinary bikes (high wheel) the whole route. I just got my Bone Shaker this spring. It is custom made by Ridiable Bicycle replicas, http://www.hiwheel.com . I plan on bringing mine next year. But it will be to ride in the overnight towns. I’m not brave enough yet to take it out on the open road. It takes real skill to handle the downhills. Not to mention no brakes. I must admit though. Once you get one of these magnificent machines. Nostalgic Bliss is an understatement.