Hi to everyone,
I am in middle of my west coast ride. This has been my first tour and I knew very little before I started, but I am learning so much. The thing I have learned the most is this... I love touring. it is hard as heck sometimes, but the people I have been meeting on the way have restored my hope in the world. I live and work so much at home that finally getting out and seeing the world and who lives here has been amazing! The discovery I did not know was coming.
I just get up each day and pedal and someday I will be back at home. I love it so much. So that's it. I found this internet cafe to post this and also to thank all those that gave me advice along the way. The reality is this, you can discuss, saddles, tents and on..., but the trick is, just do it. I packed way too much, not enough of some things and too much of others. I'm learning. One thing I have to say... I love my LHT and I also love my tent, it's a copper spur 2 by big agnes. I stay so dry and it's so light.
Signing off for now.. I'll post pictures after I get home.