1. I drive from Michigan to the end town, spend that night in a hotel (I could camp unsupported), put my bike on the Charter’s truck Fri evening, jump on the Charter’s bus Saturday morning. Camp with the charter during the week, put my stuff on their truck every morning. Pick up my car at the end and drive home.
yes you should assume it will rain. I lived there 15 years and Thunderstorms are common too. Two years ago there was an overnight Thunderstorm mid-week. The week before RAGBRAI last year soaked the state. We were lucky to just have a wet ride on day one. My advice,take rain covers for your feet and a light waterproof, windproof type jacket. If you…[Read more]
One option is Shimano pedal (search PD-M324) that is a platform on one side, spd on the other, I’ve used these for over 15 years and they are great. I’ve ridden many miles in my running shoes, or sandals without problems. When you want to swap to cycling shoes, pull them out of your bag for the day, or not, as you choose… Grant Petersen wrote a…[Read more]
Listen to cmparsley and Geoff Butland. If you can swap to a well-fitting light road/touring bike with 25-28mm tires on it, well-tuned. 20-22 speed WITH a good saddle, you will enjoy life so much more on long hot rides. Also if you are a newbie – have you heard of Chamois Buttr? you will thank me if you have not….