Preparing yourself for the inevitable "bad days" on your bike across America trip is extremely wise.
Below is my video covering common pitfalls and strategies to overcome them.
Before you go on your cross-country bike trip, do a personal inventory on yourself.
Consider your bicycling style, your personality, your strengths and weaknesses, and other important factors
about your trip.
Then ask yourself: What are the scenarios where I would probably want to quit?
Once you have your answers, plan accordingly!
It takes a lot of mental determination to successfully bike across America.
In fact, I believe the toughest parts are 90% mental and 10% physical.
-Video by Steve Garufi, an avid cyclist and writer in Buena Vista, Colorado. He biked across America in 2008 and his trip journal can be read here:
Steve's Bike Across America Trip.