After you’ve created a plan of motion, the subsequent step is to perform a little research.
At this level within the planning course of, it’s possible you’ll not have determined precisely the place you will go. All you recognize at this level is that you will go someplace… and also you’ve made an inventory of the issues you have to to perform in case you are ever to depart house and head out in your massive biking journey.
When you’ve accomplished these two duties, it’s now time to start performing some analysis. However by analysis I don’t imply planning your route. That can come later! As an alternative, I imply that you might want to start researching the locations you might be contemplating touring to after which utilizing that analysis to construct to the “to-do” listing you made in Step 2.
For instance, let’s say that you just’ve determined to go away this winter, however you aren’t but 100% positive the place you need to go. You might be enthusiastic about heading to Europe, however Central America positive could be good as properly.
When you’ve received a pair locations in thoughts, do some Web analysis and discover out:
· What languages do folks converse in these areas?
· What are the street circumstances like?
· Will I have the ability to eat the meals?
· Will I’ve bother accessing the Web?
· Will I really feel secure touring there alone?
· Will I have the ability to discover satisfactory locations to remain every evening?
· What’s the climate going to be like?
· How will I get there and return house on the finish of my journey?
· … and the listing goes on.
This a part of the planning course of might take an hour or two… or it may take a pair days.
When you’ve achieved this analysis, make an inventory of professionals and cons for every place you might be contemplating. Write down what could be good about touring to Europe within the winter… and what could be dangerous about it. Then do he similar for Central America. Based mostly in your analysis, a transparent winner ought to emerge.
At this stage within the planning course of, it’s possible you’ll want to return to your listing of actions that have to happen and add a number of issues. For instance, in case you selected touring to Europe within the winter, it’s possible you’ll want to purchase some hotter garments. However in case you selected Central America, it’s possible you’ll have to get a brand new mountain bike.
When you’ve achieved you analysis, determined the place you will go, and added or subtracted objects out of your “to-do” listing, it’s now time to maneuver to Step 4 and start calculating simply how a lot this bicycle journey goes to price.