The plan is Southern Tier as far as the Mississippi then head north to pick up the Transam then continue east to the Atlantic. I'm planning to start end of Feb, early March.
I live near Durham so pretty pretty much out of reach and any advice or comments gratefully received.
I had a walk around Edinburgh Cycle Co-Op yesterday and was quite taken with the Specialized Sirrus Elite. It's within budget and quite well specced. My only concern is that the tyres are fairly slim. I also had a closer look at the Tricross and that rose rapidly up the list of possibles.