The planning is a real pain. BUT! The bike has been shipped out to Moore's Cycle in Teddington.
Ready or not I leave LAX on the 25th and fly into Heathrow the 26th.
I have contacted a few people in Teddington but nothing firm yet. I figure about 4 nights in Teddington, to get my bike and self ready. No I don't expect to stay at one persons place that long that would be way too much trouble for a host.
I think I will head down to Brighton and up to Dover, take a ferry to cross into Calais. I figure I am so close to Belgium that I'll head there first. The head back down the coast of France.
The great thing is I don't have to rush and have an open game plan. I HAVE to meet the wife in Barcelona June 6th. That is a must :)
I have done 1 trip 1/2 way across the USA and slept in a variety of places. My favorite sleeping spot was after a long, long day in the desert sun and I was on top of a fire truck in Aguile, Az
Any suggestions or ideas or if you want to ride give me shout.