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Gear

Stories for gear junkies about travel gear, weird bicycles and other fun stuff we can’t live without.

Times have changed! Both culture and technology. How many of these items from the Victorian era would you include on your cycle touring packing list?
I don't mean to scare people, but it's important to know that bicycle touring can be life-threatening if you don't have the proper supplies. Scott shares his packing list and advice from years of experience traveling.
The rule of thumb when preparing for a trip is to leave half of everything at home and you'll still be carrying too much. Here is a supply kit and tips for almost any adventure.
The short answer is: you can ride any bike. I rode a mountain bike. Practically speaking, you'll want a touring bicycle. More about how to choose a touring bike below.
There have been a few additions to my bicycle touring kit this time round, and a few subtractions.