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IMHO West to East will be easier if you are low on conditioning. East to West has more steeper climbs early on.I found that to be true. In fact I found the Appalachians to be the hardest part and the climbs out of the river valleys in the Ozarks were a challenge as well.
But I believe you will hook up and share the experience with more riders going east-west. This is from reading several journals and my experience as well.I didn't notice that, but I have only done it W-E. Not sure why that would be the case. I am curious, care to elaborate?
I am planning a TransAmerica Self-supported bike tour with my wife in 2016. Which direction is optimal and why? We will do the middle of the country Adventure Cycling Route- I believe Astoria and Virginia Beach?!
a stove isn't at all necessary if you're trying to pack light. Personally, the last thing I want to do at camp is spend an hour warming a can of beans, then have to clean up etc, although I've seen plenty of tourers that do it.
Once you bring camping into the mix, packing light is not really feasible.Not that I would ever go this light myself, but you should check out Pete's gear list:
His gear weights just 6 pounds, 9 ounces, and he takes a tarp, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, bivy sack, stove, pot, utensils. He even has a pillow, for Pete's sake.
I am doing world travel this time around, so just trying to figure out the U.S portion.
What is route that does not get too secluded?How long of a route are you looking for?
REI doesn't do much to fit a bikeThat depends on the location. In some REI locations the bike department is as good or better than the dedicated local bike shops. At least that has been my impression.
probably less than 40lbs.