I'd wish to consult the collective wisdom here. Please bear with me its my 1st post.
I've always toured alone. Its just been a matter of convenience really. (YOU all know the routine...consult the weather channel, look at the bike, succumb to the growling in the pit of your stomach and the shortness of breath, call the boss for an extra day off, then dash out the door on Friday afternoon with a big @%$# grin.) My touring consists of frequent extended weekends and the occasional five or so days of life under the big sky on a bike. My concern is this, I'm planning to go for a week long tour this summer with my sister. She's an avid cyclist and is someone who joins one or two of those supported bike tours each summer. So while she's used to travelling the miles on a bike, she's not used to hauling her own weight, nor is she used to the ruggosities of bike camping. I really want to foster her introduction into this "style" of biking. Other than hauling all the gear on my bike, any tips or experiences that seemed to work in your travels?? Thanks!
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