I am new to the forum thing but not to biking. I commute by bike daily, race cyclocross, and tour. I love touring. Some of my favorites include, San Fransisco to Seattle, Vancouver Island, and my absolute highlight, Belgium to see the climbs and cobbles of the Ronde Van Vlaanderen (hence the handle). I don't own a car so my bike is absolutely an integral part of my life. I use a Soma Double Cross for commuting and touring, but have a Redline Conquest for racing.
I am excited to learn about what other people know about touring, wrenching and other tricks of the trade.