Now that I have the T100 sorted (even paid the deposit - gulp!), my journey is coming to life.
I'm being careful and trying not to loose control on the potential miles on the more things I want to do and see but this is how I see it starting to look.
The secret I believe is to tie down and secure key places along the route so these can be used to time and shape the trip.
On the other hand, confirming too much will stop the spontanaeity and freedom on choosing new routes that may be recommended or that I know will be better once I get started :
June 2012 - Week 1 - East Coast/Blue Ridge Parkway
Day 1 - Boston - While I'm staying with my friends I want to take advantage of the first day with the bike to get used to it, maybe take it on a short ride, see some friends and even meet up with some other local Massachusetts bikers who've kindly given some advice on possible routes. Also sort out packing the bike!
Day 2 and rest of week - this I feel will probably be the most daunting day. The first day on my own. I want, no I need, to cover a lot of miles to get as close to the Philadelphia/Baltimore area so the rest of the week can get onto these incredible scenic routes starting in Virginia at Front Royal the gateway to the Shenandoah National Park which leads into the Blue Ridge Parkway.
The Blue Ridge Parkway (leading down to the Great Smoky Mountains) covers 469 beautiful miles through Virginia & North Carolina with 203 viewing points and 26 tunnels. I want to stop at some of the boho art and music scene places like the little place of Galax known as the "world's capital of bluegrass music", visiting maybe the guys who supplied my beautiful bike bags in Independence and staying over in Asheville over the weekend.
This week will cover almost 1000 miles.