I was hoping to do the epic, 2700+ miles all in one ride (60 days seemed reasonable for a pleasant tour) but family and employer failed to share my dream . My wife, who is much smarter than me, suggested a group experience to try it out. The ACA trip sound just about right since it will be my first tour of this type.
Any thoughts on pedals / footware? I love my SPD Keen sandals (worn year round with varying layers of smart wool -neoprene covers for real winter <30F) but not sure they will work well on the GD. I have seen / read everything (clip, clipless, platform, hybrids ) so i guess it's personal preference like having suspension, which I do not.
I know there are many travel options but my biggest concern is getting by beloved Tout Terrain Silkoad out there without damage. Will definitely ship but it all strikes me as complicated, having not done it before. Lots of "firsts" on this trip!