I've got an upcoming Colorado River trip that begins in Flagstaff on March 2, 2013. Been looking forward to 21 days on the river...but that's a whole different story. I'm currently unemployed and will likely have 2-3 weeks to get there. I thought it would be a great idea to do it on my bike. Looking for interesting routes on the way there, people to ride with, any insight at all. I've made numerous cross country trips otherwise and really am looking forward to trying it on the bike.
As far as the route goes, I'm guessing getting south would be the number one priority. I'd be camping as much as possible to keep it cheap and trying to crash with friends along the way. I'd like to take some out of the way routes, maybe ride some gravel roads for awhile, and generally keep off interstates most of the time.
I'd be arriving back in Flagstaff around March 23rd and would have to likely try and make good time on the way home to get back to real life again.
Looking forward to hearing from you!