This sounds like a terrific thing and makes me wish I were able to head out again myself. I've never rode the kind of distance in one trip that you will but I've done a whole bunch of bicycle fishing trips. I'll try not to hijack your post but since you are a biker I figured you may appreciate this...........
I can't let the topic get past me without posting these old pictures of my 1983 Fuji Sundance.
This one gives you a better look at the rod rack, it'll carry fat 2 hand tubes also
Buying that bike was my reaction to the advent of 4 wheeler off road vehicles. I had been riding since I was a kid but when I moved to the more rugged design that this Fuji exemplifies I fell in love with this type bike. I've used that one year after year and it's been all over the continent with me. I've changed out the derailleur twice - the main crank bearings once - the cables once, and modified the steering stem as well as replaced the stock Fuji handlebars. Get this: the wheel bearings are original as are the rims
Honestly, I have no idea how many thousand miles are on that frame and wheels but it's over ten. I used to try keeping track based on total annual cyclometer mileage but through all the moves I've lost track of the old list. Now it sees only around 300 miles per year and sometimes less but I still enjoy every ride. It makes a conversation piece when I run into other cyclists who know bikes.
The luggage kit was purchased way back in 1983 and everything is still working as it should, the original Cannondale stuff was bombproof. If I recall there is 3400 cubic inches of storage in all those bags, with a sleeping bag and tent strapped on top of the caboose it was a good way to handle a complete camp. One thing about bike travel as you know it will make you efficient. The bike is out in my garage now and I'll be putting it to use in April if this weather holds up the way it is going. I do ride it to the post office during winter when the path is clear but the serious use comes in early spring.
Good luck on your ride and I hope to remember to check for updates