Firstly, hello to all.
My name is Alec and I am from the UK.
I have spent a fair bit of time on the east coast of america over the years, and I have always wanted to spend some time, on a bike exploring the country.
Well, after a pritty rough week (mrs leaving etc) it suddently hit me, that there was nothing to stop me from doing what I have always wanted to do, travel around america on a bike and take in the various cultures, scenic routes and just have some fun!
So, I am starting to look at what i need, to make this idea turn into reality, i am looking for advice, hints and tips etc.
My thoughts so far, are to travel to a friends house in Florida, where I can get over my flight, and hold up for a couple weeks whilst i get used to your time. It also gives me time to have some fun there, and purchase a bike!
I would like to travel as much as possible, go to as many places as i can. If i find a place I like, stay for a while, if i dont, move on. I was planning on camping where possible, but motels are good too.
At the moment, i have no route in mind, all i know is i should be able to travel for around 6 months as this is the maximum time i would be allowed to stay on a visa (unless it has changed)
I was planning on ending the route at the place I started with a week or so to spare, so i can spend some time with my friend there, and begin arrangements to sell the bike (or leave it with him) etc.
so in short, come over, be a free spirit onthe road and leave.
I will be spending some time over the next few weeks working out places I would like to go, and probably just pick some because the name sounds cool :p
Any advice, tips etc all welcomeded in my early planning stage.