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Old 08-06-12, 01:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Jim Kukula View Post
...It depends too how much stuff you are carrying. Figure out a way to travel light....
All the above, with emphasis on this quote.

I just turned 55 this year and rode the 4400 mile Northern Tier route. I hadn't toured in about 20 years, and was completely off the bike for 10 years. I started back on the bike a few years ago, trying to ride 3000 to 5000 miles per year. That worked fine--I was in great shape for the tour. But mainly because my load was less than 20 pounds, I believe.
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