I'm a cyclist but haven't yet tried touring. I've done multi-day charity rides and know that the preperation, the ride itself (ups and downs), and the post ride recollection is fascinating. I've read two touring "experience" books, the name slips me now but the guy road from alaska to bottom of south america, and one by the metal cowboy . I've been trying to find touring books or travelogues I can print and read but I'm not sure a lot of what's out there is going to appeal to me.
I would appreciate if you could recommend me something based on the following wishlist:
- the author is a cyclist...likes to talk about bikes, the riding experience (things I can relate to)
- would like something mordern (not sure I would be interested in the 1800's story about the guy who went around the world on the penny farthing (sp?)
- would prefer Canada as it's where I live, but the US, Europe would also be fine (however, not sure I would like to read about touring in the desert, arctic...can't relate!)
- part of the story can be about finding oneself, but that's not all I want to read about (cycling first, self discovery and other spiritual stuff can play a small part)