Reading all of the great information on this board is really encouraging and helpful.
What I would like to know is how to get started with touring?
Is it just a case of over time extending the distances you ride until you can handle decent distances or are there a whole bunch of tricks of the trade that will help you succeed?
Common sense tells me that it would be wise to work up to longer tours rather than to try something big to start off with.
Any tips you guys are willing to share will be greatly appreciated.