2 months to train for cycling across america - is it recommended/possible?

2 months to train for cycling across america - is it recommended/possible?

Joined: March 9th, 2013, 9:56 pm

March 9th, 2013, 10:02 pm #1

Hi everyone, I'm a college student interesting in cycling across the country over this summer. The thing is, though, I have never biked over 10 miles, and I don't even own a road bike yet (just a plain old mountain bike). If this dream of mine to cycle across the country gets ignited though, I'm sure I'll have the financial means and the drive to train for this journey.

That being said, how feasible is it for someone like me, whom I consider pretty fit and athletic, to cycle across the country (probably from NYC to San Diego) in 40 days? I wish I had more time, but unfortunately I don't. Would you guys encourage me to go for it, or put some cycling time under my belt and go for it next summer in 2014? Or perhaps I can do something shorter, like cycling from NYC to Florida?

Thanks for all of your thoughts and wisdom.

Dan
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Joined: March 11th, 2013, 2:24 am

March 11th, 2013, 3:55 am #2

Planning the same trip but for next spring 2014, Thinking of doing the south tour route and ending up in San Fran.. I will be going it alone cause I want to take my time.

I have a mountain bike just thinking I will change out to road tires, but Im also thinking of Rear Suspended Trike, due to back issues.

Friend me on Facebook if you would like to keep in touch with ideas.

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set ... onfreymann
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