Well, Lola and I have decided to take our very first bicycle tour. As a "gift" to myself in August when I graduate with my MA, I am going to take my very first bicycle tour from Roscommon, Michigan (where my parents have a cabin) to Mackinaw, Michigan to enjoy a few days on the island. However, I am completely lost as to where to begin. Gear? Training (i.e. fitness)? Mapping out my route? Advice for going by yourself?
To see more about my bicycle (as she is is the only one that I have and I am unable to purchase something simply for touring at the moment) check out this link. I will post photos, upon request.
Please, keep in mind, that I am on a very tight budget, so purchasing another bicycle simply for touring is out of the question. I can get some stuff for the trip, but not much.