Just trying to get my head around how people plan their long tours. I would like to have some control over where I go, but I also want to be flexible with my schedule. I have a couple cycle tour route websites, but I'm not sure if posted routes are necessarily the best routes. So that takes me back to manually setting routes. That might not be the best way either.
I want to avoid problematic highways while actually choosing an efficient and interesting route to my destination. Camping is also something that I wish to chase, with a hotel once every so many nights to get cleaned up, get wireless, charged up, and maybe some laundry. Oh right, and some warmshowers. Hehe.
I think it would be a good thing to have various approaches to all this in a thread. I'd love to hear how people have approached this planning.
Looking forward to your input. Cheers