But, gotta say, after many years of backpacking, I far prefer supported bike tours where I know I am going to have a shower.
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I am doing a long tour this coming summer. i will be following the TA. im looking in to getting a new saddle and have no idea what would be best for long rides. any help would b great! thank you guys!!
… we are not racing. … Stopping is encouraged, admired and respected. …I kept that mantra in my head all the way across the USA. Sometimes the most important thing I could do was stop, listen, and absorb the world around me. And eat a little, too, while I was at it.Mr. Bent
Basically, I'm asking what brands have a) served you well and b) you would like to see in a bike shop?
Now a days, I just use a small point and shoot camera in a jersey pocket. I am disappointed as no one seems to make a point and shoot with an appreciable wide angle lens on it. Cannon and Nikon don't seem to be the optical powerhouses that they once were, at least in a point and shoot. I hear Olympus still puts a decent lens out on their point and shoots, but I have yet to confirm it.
Thanks for those links. Denise sure takes some nice shots with a compact camera. I think I am going to travel with a point and shoot. I went into a store today and played with a Canon S90. Its extremely compact, which also makes me nervous with my giant meat hook hands, but it takes beautiful photos. It will allow me to enlarge up to 16 x 20, which is about how big I would go anyway and doesn't feel like a weight on my back from carrying it everywhere because I can't leave it on the bike. I think being my first tour and all I should be a little more minimal and if I feel like I can carry the extra load then I will next time.
I've traded 700C for 26-inch, skinny slick tires for wider knobbier ones...I enjoy smelling the roses at my snail's pace.[/quote][/i]
I'd go for wider slicks but that's just me.
For years I tried every type of seat and position, to no avail. I now ride a recumbent and even after 100 miles or more in a day I feel no pain.
Hello all! A friend and I have decided that we are determined to ride cross country this summer. Neither of us has any touring experience...I have been told that while you can adapt other bikes to act as touring bikes, it will never be quite the same. I would love to get a touring bike, but as a poor college student, I want to make sure it is necessary. thanks for the help!