Me and a buddy are planning a trip to toronto in the following months and although i've been researching and preparing i still have a few concerns that someone who has (a) been to toronto from chicago (car or bike) and (b) someone who has traveled a long distance such as this.
firstly: i am concerned that there will be a lot of hills or rough terrain once we hit canada. Considering we are used to the flatness that is midwest, I would just like to be prepared, so if anyone has traveled to toronto from here, is it mainly flat throughout, or do you hit mountains or big hills on the way?
secondly: both of our bikes are single speed, and i want to get optimal gearing for this long of a trip. I know its hard to give gearing advice because of the many factors that go into it. However, neither of us have traveled this far, and I don't want to be caught off guard with a gearing that felt good the first two days and miserable the next three.
thirdly: (still part of (b)), for anyone who has traveled more than a few days on a trip, is 100 miles a biking day realistic, underestimated, or overestimated? like i've said before after the first couple days would it possibly be too much of a load?
Thanks for all your advice and help! We are very excited about this trip and want to be completely prepared.