I'm a 36 year old male biker of Brussels (Belgium). I like to ride my race bike in summer, and my mountainbike in winter. Both are Trek-bikes.
Last year I discoverd a new passion for me, called touring. For the first time I went on a trip of more than 1000km (650 miles), going from Brussels to the South of France (1200km). It was a delightful experience, and I planned for myself to do such a trip every year. Not only every year, but also longer each time.
So this summer my trip will go from Brussels to the South of Italy (2600km), crossing the Alps. For next year it will be Brussels-Northcape (3600km) and the year after a coast-to-coast in the US (5000km?).
I will always be travelling light, without camping gear etc. I prefer sleeping in small hotels because of the contact with locals, but of course also to enjoy the luxury of a warm bed and good food
For navigation I use a Magellan GPS mounted on the handlebar of my bike.
This site looks very interesting to me because lots of issues concerning touring are dealt with.