I'm currently teaching classes and hosting casual discussions about bike touring. Check out the info below.
About me: In the summer of 2010 I did a crazy solo trip on a fix-geared bike from Chicago to San Francisco over 39 days through tough country, and camping most of the time. I only had a few 50-mile bike rides to my name before then. It gave me insights I'd like to share with first-time tourers and veterans alike (it suffices to say I learned from mistakes and discovered interesting things along the way!). Check out the class website: So you want to bike across the country? (or anywhere else)
I'm also writing an anecdotal guide/book on the experience, as a creative outlet and as a means to share some interesting insights with first-time tourers. I think there are many guide books out there that get into the mechanical, gritty details of preparing for touring. However, most are written by seasoned professionals. That means they've long-forgotten some of the less mechanical concerns of the first-time tourer. As a recent first-time cross-country tourer, my goal is to share stories and entertain people to prepare them with the lessons I learned on the road. I'd love to have feedback from people on their fears and concerns about touring. Post away!
*I've attached the introduction to the book if you're looking for a short read*
I really like the idea, but I don't see when is the new class? The last one was listed as March 17th.
Hey Rob, glad to hear. There are two upcoming classes scheduled at the moment: March 24 and April 7th. They're listed on the right hand corner of the page. (There should be a large green Enroll button). Let me know if you continue to have issues.
ya... duh! lol.