Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Central Coast, CA
Bikes: Surly LHT, Specialized Rockhopper, Nashbar Touring (old), Specialized Stumpjumper (older), Nishiki Tourer (model unknown)
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I've also heard that you can use a folded dollar bill for a boot. Wait a minute - you're in New Zealand. I don't know what kind of paper money you have. Anyway.... I went on a tour with a guy who had a tire blowout and was cutting pieces of stuff to use as a boot, with varying success. I was going to be in stretches where bike tire availability was zero for days, so at the next opportunity I bought a spare tire and carried it the rest of the way. Of course, I didn't need it, and I've never needed one, but I still think I'd carry one if I was venturing far from civilization.
Cheers on a great tour. When I was a kid my older brother rode 60 miles to a state park with just a sleeping bag. He and his buddy slept under a picnic table, then rode home the next day. I thought it was the coolest-sounding thing ever.
But I digress.