Biking tour/camping trip: looking for directions
I am fairly novice bicyclist (I bought my bike this January) with ambitions of biking from Pittsburgh, PA to Washington, DC at the end of this summer (late August/September). (http://www.atatrail.org/) The trip, allegedly takes about 6.5 days.
First... would this be advisable? What if I do it solo?
Second... anything I should do to prepare?
Third... (of course or it wouldn't be on deals...) what do I need to get? Light backpack? Camelbak? Tent? Panniers? Granola bars?
Any ideas are welcome! I would love to have fun but want to avoid grisly, grizzly deaths or slow starvation.