Re: coast to coast?
In addition to everything said so far, go for it! We don't usually choose when we begin life or end it, but we do decide what happens in-between. We all know time is limited- your 20, 40, 60, bang! you're wondering what in the h*** happened to that ride across country... Be prepared, stay alert, and enjoy yourself my friend.
It's cooler to not fall off your bike.