So, without any more data about route, age, fitness, goals, rest days, or just plain touring off the bike, it's time to pull out the standard answer. How long does it take to bicycle across the country? 3 months.
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Another data point: our Prius hatchback has held two people, two road bikes lying flat with front wheels off, and luggage for a two-week supported trip & visit to family comfortably. Inserting that second bike did take two people.
... no likelihood of the brakes overheating the rims and blowing a tire.
If you're pressed for time, you can skip Yorktown and join up with the TransAm in Richmond.
I don't remember any campgrounds or water sources after Colonial Creek. As Fred pointed out, you might luck out and get water from people in cars. And if you have a water filtration system there are numerous streams you can use. There is a pit toilet between Rainy and Washington Passes, but no water.
Problem with a hitch rack in this case is the question asker has a Tercel. Hitches mounted to small cars like this are the ones with the tongue permanently attached. Unlike hitches put on trucks and SUVs where the rack frame is attached to the frame of the truck. And then you have a separate tongue hitch part that fits into the 2" square pipe.
it seemed much less fun when there wasn't someone there suffering with youSuffering? There's not supposed to be any suffering on a tour!