I'm planning a bike trip that will start mid August 2023. I do like to plan well beforhand.
The general idea is to start from Quebec City, where I live, and reach Philadelphia/Washington about 1 month and a half later. Return by plane or train (yet unsure).
I will be self-supported (tent, cooking stuff, etc). I plan to visit a lot of Warmshowers hosts to camp/sleep, but also official campgrounds and wild camping (about 1-2 time per week maximum). I'm also willing to "camp" inside from time to time (B&B, hostels, etc).
I've never been a speed addict and don't want to be one: I plan to ride about 60 km (35 miles, more or less) per day, in average.
I plan to use train or bus at least one time, probably to cross New York suburbs before reaching the Big Apple. And I don't mind to use these transports to catch up time or avoid to climb too much, if needed.
I am an experienced bike tourer who started at 18 and is now 43. I've toured in eastern Canada, a bit of northeast USA and Europe (8 countries in almost 3 months, in 2015). I'm also a bike mecanic who can handle most of the bike issues one can go through during a tour.
I'm looking for companion(s) that would be interessed to join me for part(s) of or for all of my itininerary. For example, someone could join me in New York city and bike with me up to Washington D.C. and that would be great.
I have a quite precise planning for the first 2 weeks of the trip (deviations welcomed) and a general idea for the bulk of the following weeks.
IMPORTANT: I want to ride with an autonomous partner. Someone who like to travel with somebody else but DON'T NEED to. So, if we happen to have too divergent opinions about the route to take or the places to sleep, each one could just continue alone, without drama. I like freedom and I want to ride with a person who enjoy company but is not dependant upon me.
I wish to take the time to get to know my companion(s) before the start of this journey. By email, Skype or even, if we live not too far, by "real-life meeting".
Thanks for taking the time to read all this.