It started out just me and a buddy and a few days before we left, it ended up a group of four (I subscribe to the "more the merrier" philosophy anyway). We rode out from Georgetown in Washington, D.C. to Marble Quarry just beyond Whites Ferry for a total round trip of 80 miles. Nobody had done bike-camping (one of the guys cleverly came up with the term, 'bike-packing') before but two of the guys were seasoned backpackers.
I built up a 75 Gitane Interclub for my buddy Kris and we sent her out on the maiden voyage (same goes for my 70 Raleigh Record). There was no lack of adventure, good weather or bad jokes. I'd love to do more of these trips and gradually work up to four days (and even more one fine day). Is this not considered touring and seen as a close cousin? Is this how one starts and eventually gets hooked into doing cross-country or other trips of the like? Lemme tell, I'm hooked!
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(vintage velo villain)