I'm about to embark on a 1 month scout (by car) of areas between the rockies and New York State to research the story and logistics for a film I will be producing/directing in the coming 1-2 years. The story is based on real events and revolves around a cyclist embarking on a lengthy bicycle tour after the loss of a loved one.
I am an avid rider, but have yet to go on a lengthy tour myself. I am hoping to connect with anyone who has experience with lengthy tours in the US, who is interested in providing some guidance on what that experience has been like for you, so I can better understand how to depict it authentically on screen. Bonus points if you've done a similar ride as the one I am proposing!
It's important to me to depict the this community and the experience of riding through beautiful land on a bike dutifully, with nuance and accuracy. Not only that! I'm sure some of you could help inform me as to some places I should visit on my scout.
Ready to talk to anyone who is interested!
All the best,