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Breakfast at a local cafe or diner (say pancakes, some meat and coffee) is probably going to run me $7-8 dollars with a tip. Lunch probably $6-$7 dollars if I just get a sandwich, chips and a drink. I usually cook dinner, but if I don't, I count on least $12 with a tip for dinner not including drinks. Then there is the cost of snacks. That piece of pie or ice cream you cannot resist.
Don't forget the cost of Gatorade / orange juice / V8 or whatever your drink of choice is, and those snacks. I'll often eat and drink my way through $2-5 of fluids and snacks a day. Water is usually free, but I like to buy something if I get it from a convenience store just so they don't think (and I don't feel like) I'm a freeloader.
I finsihed Northern Tier in Oct, 2003, riding west to east. I finished before maximum fall foliage color. I encounterd hurricane winds, hail, torrential rain, and snow flurries, with temperature down to the 20s. Many campgrounds were closed.
You really do not need to carry more for a tour that length than for a shorter one. I would suggest you consider taking only what you have been using so far on your short trips for your longer trip. Think about what you really need before deciding.This is an excellent point. If what you've taken on a 5 day trip was enough, it will be enough for a 2 month trip. I assume you didn't take 5 days worth of clean clothes and had to wash on the 5-day trip so just continue on the same schedule. At most you will need a bit of warmer clothing depending on where you ride but that shouldn't add much bulk or weight.
I do feel my bike would be extremely fast on the flats though.