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    Bike touring article

    Today's USA Today has an article about bike touring, focusing on organized tours. It's a little shallow but a decent writeup, and it's nice to see touring given more publicity. The surge in populatory they're reporting doesn't surprise me after my recent GAP/C&O tour.
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    Quote Originally Posted by neilfein View Post
    The surge in populatory they're reporting doesn't surprise me after my recent GAP/C&O tour.
    Nah, it's just a fad and will go away with time. Oh wait, that's what they said in the 70's

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    My first "tour" was with a group like that -- a week in the amazing scenery of southern Utah last fall. It's a great way to ease into the experience of immersive biking, and you get to travel light, and you have built-in companionship.

    Now I find myself drawn more to self-supported touring, because I want to go more at my own pace -- I'm one who does like to stop and look around occasionally. Plus I like the satisfaction of planning out my own route.

    There's still room for some organized trips in the future.

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