I'm leaving for my first weeklong tour in two weeks (Pittsburgh to DC along the GAP and C&O canal).
Believe it or not, after three years and thousands of miles of local riding, I've never had to deal with a flat tire. I guess it must be a combination of regular maintenance, my chosen routes (primarily rural roads and unpaved bike paths) and plain dumb luck.
Obviously, my luck can't hold forever. I took a tire repair course at my LBS to freshen up my skills. I'm also bringing a pump, patch kit, three spare tubes, and a foldable spare tire with me on tour.
For those who have done the GAP/C&O or other similar tours, is this sufficient? I'm told there are convenient bike shops at several of the towns along the route.