The Bike

On Touring

Notes from my first tour, when I didn't know anything:

  • take your time

  • the last bit is the hard part

  • get directions right, while getting lost can be fun, you'll be annoyed at wasting energy backtracking

  • put your phone on airplane mode while you ride and know where you are going. It saves battery.

  • I find waving to other bikers makes it feel more communal if you are riding alone.

  • wear gloves or put sunscreen on your hands... Or... Rip holes in the extra pair of socks you brought and use those.

  • bring more water.

  • bring good snacks.

  • know how your panniers are organized

  • bring lipchap, moisturizer, sanitizer.

I still don't know much.