“I was never a cyclist. Merely a person with a bicycle.”
I have recently had a few questions about my gear, and though I really don’t know anything about bikes, I figured I would share what I know for those who are interested. First off though, I want to start out by saying this – you don’t need a fancy bike or the best gear money can buy to tour, you simply need a bike which fits (so much more important than quality) and the right attitude. I have met tourers on fixies, broken down mountain bikes, and road racing bikes alike, and though of course it’s easier to invest in a good bike and panniers when possible, it’s equally great to tour with your backpack strapped to the back of your old commuter.