Just a word of warning, most of the scenic parts of the west involve mountains. There may be a lot of climbing, or you might find a tour operator who'll shuttle you to the top of a pass and let you coast down.
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I love it. I googled Tyvek rain jacket and tent and came up with this and lots more:
I plan to do this tour in 5 to 6 months, camping all the way. and yes i do have to leave from NY because that is where my bike is and I have no car to move all of the equipment. I have to start in January so I can be able to go to summer school after this tour my average daily mileage that I want to attain is about 40 to 60 miles
Some people don't mind riding on the interstate, but I prefer to avoid it like the plague. I don't like either of your two routes through Washington. I'd jump from the TA at Missoula, go up to Glacier NP and then stay on the Northern Tier to the coast.
Does anyone ever wish when they travel they could rent a high end road bike and get a guide to show them the local routes that are the best and safest in that area?
The glacier route sounds brilliant, though I am not exactly a svelt or accomplished cyclist. 4 passes in 4 days might leave me crying into my cup of tea but this is supposed to be an adventure so appeals greatly. I will leave that thought whirling around my noggin whilst I investigate all of the many other alternatives suggested.