The ride will be with one driver and a very good friend of mine. he was
supposed to ride, but his doctor recommended he not do it due to a
knee problem. He intends to do the whole route behind the wheel.
You are right about a conflict with riders. Had a long conversation
with a fella who did a TransAm along the Southern route (too hot for
me), and mentioned the very fact you mentioned about ending up by
himself. A very good thing to keep in mind.
How about the cost factor? Going unsupported, no doubt, saved you a
lot of money, but if you were to make a guess, what can you figure
you'd spend/day/rider? I'm talking about food, lodging (if you stayed
in a motel periodically), etc. I've heard figures mentioned around $35-
$45/day would be reasonable(