I am not new to bicycles but am new to this touring thing. My plan is to retire next spring, hop on my Surly LHT and ride 1000 miles from central Mt. to eastern SD where I grew up. Will be doing this myself, camping for most of it and of course credit card to motel when I need/want to. I have been riding quite a bit and putting good miles on the bike and will work hard at it next spring to get into shape also. Plan is to strike out about 1st of June and head east.
So that being said, I'm just asking this, we all have said it many times for different reasons but don't we all catch our self saying " boy if I could do that again I would blah blah blah, do that different or blah blah blah bring that along, or not bring that along. Or gosh I wish I would have done that.
I'm going to try to learn to relax and take my time as I have no deadlines. Just want to feel retired. Is that possible?
Let your fingers do the keyboard and thanks.
Great Falls, MT.