Wanting to do the Trans-Am route in 2010. This post is mainly a statement of commitment to the touring community.
For the past 20 years, I've been into mtn biking, but have done some multi-day offroad solo touring (fun) during this period. I did a short tour this summer on my vintage (1981) Univega touring bike (I still love that bike! Total old school!) and it got me fired up about finally doing the Trans-Am.
I did a Bikecentennial tour, "The Great Parks Odyssey", way back in 1981, including a solo extension from Mexico before meeting the GPO group in Albuquerque, and more riding in British Columbia and the San Juan Islands afterwards.
I'll be turning 50 in 2010 and I want to finally do my Trans-Am! Seems appropriate!