In case you’ve already joined the BicycleTouringPro.com mailing listing, you then’ve seemingly been requested to fill out a brief survey about bicycle touring.
Since I first created that survey in late 2007, I’ve had greater than 600 individuals fill it out and reply the query, “What’s your single largest query about bicycle touring?”
Listed below are a few of their solutions:
How do I get myself prepared – coaching in flatlands to climb mountains?
Why doesn’t somebody give me sufficient cash to retire so I can tour to my coronary heart’s content material?
Can I be secure alone in Central and South America as a single girl?
How do I keep secure?
How can I camp comfortably?
How do I discover lengthy roads with good easy shoulders?
What does it really feel prefer to experience a completely loaded touring bike?
The logistics of attending to the place to begin after which getting again dwelling with the bikes and all of the gear.
Ought to I exploit a handlebar bag? I’ve heard some individuals say sure and a few say they don’t like them.
In addition to Journey Biking tour maps, are there maps obtainable to point out the very best roads within the US for biking?
My worry of vehicles! How do you recover from that? I hate to experience on busy roads.
How can I convey what I want and hold it very gentle?
How do I do know what the supply of providers will likely be like?
The right way to discover tenting?
What do I must learn about making my very own repairs on the highway?
How do I receives a commission to have this a lot enjoyable?
How can I mentally put together?
Can I get again into it after 18 years?
Are there going to be head winds?
The right way to do a self-supported, self-contained tour.
What to pack and the way a lot?
The place ought to I’m going?
How can I get my spouse and children to come back alongside?
The right way to discover tenting services apart from formal campsites?
The place can I get assist planning?
How ought to I deal with my cash whereas on the tour?
Ought to I exploit a pannier or a trailer?
Will I be capable to do it bodily?
What number of miles do I wish to do per day?
The place are probably the most scenic/bike pleasant routes the place I’m headed?
How particular or detailed does the planning have to be?
Will it’s painful?
How can I discover a credible solution to break from my job and take my total household on a cross-country tour.
Who takes care of necessary issues at dwelling when you’re on tour?
How can I afford to do it?
How do I carry the whole lot?
What’s the greatest bike?
What’s the greatest gear?
How do I keep wholesome whereas on the highway.
How lengthy will the cash final?
The right way to pack the bike for airline journey – each touring bikes and foldings bikes.
How do I plan out my route?
How can I do extra touring sooner or later?
How do I estimate the time it is going to take to finish the journey?
The place will we keep in a single day?
How are you going to financially handle “stepping out of life” for that lengthy?
How can I get somebody to go together with me?
How to decide on a secure route?
How can I finance my touring?
How a lot is it going to price?
How do you journey together with your bike on a prepare?
How do you pack up your bike for an abroad flight with out shopping for some costly baggage for it?
What’s the most inexpensive bike and gear?
How can I get my spouse to go together with me on a tour? Or ought to I simply determine she’ll by no means go together with me?
Discovering the time?
The place am I going to remain tonight?
How have you learnt that you’ve the whole lot, however aren’t carrying an excessive amount of?
What do you put on within the rain?
What are the sensible, day-to-day duties that one may overlook the problem of earlier than doing their first tour?
The right way to eat correctly with out at all times consuming in eating places?
What meals do I must eat with a view to preserve 60 to 70 miles per day?
How can I keep away from a collision or hold from getting run over?
As you may see, the questions introduced right here span the gamut of bicycle touring associated matters.
Over the following few months I plan to reply each single one in every of these questions (both right here on my weblog, within the articles part at BicycleTouringPro.com, through audio interviews with consultants within the subject, or by future BicycleTouringPro.com merchandise).
If in case you have a burning query about bicycle touring that you just wish to get answered, you may be a part of the BicycleTouringPro.com mailing listing and fill out my bicycle touring survey… or you may merely use the feedback field under to enter your query.