I am planning a 230+ mile trip in Sept. I have never done this or any other kind of road biking for that matter, only mountain biking and really only descents at that. I am having the guys at Unreal Cycles build me up something the fit the bill. I am budgeting 5 days maybe 6 for this trip. And would like anyone one who has done these sorts of things to chime in with advice.
Also I've been wondering if I should pull a little trailer or not. I really hate that idea as it is going to be hell enough hauling my own butt up loooong climbs.