I found this site by doing a Google search for "bicycling touring forum".
I am planning my first solo, self-supported, cross country tour of Canada for next year, starting from my home base in Vancouver, in addition to doing a "mini" excursion to Anchorage, AK sometime before the big adventure. I've been reading/researching A LOT on touring and just by perusing some of the topics on this busy board, I think I can't go too terribly wrong.
Not much to say in terms of introductions, but I do enjoy biking. It has always been a casual love affair, but since changing my lifestyle, it has become somewhat of an all-consuming passion! I've owned several mountain bikes through the years, but never a touring bike, making me a complete newbie in this regard. There is so much great information on this board, I think I will really like it here.
I look forward to chatting with all of you in the future!