Old 05-12-21, 07:26 AM
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My first trip was on a 12 speed (6 gears at back) with a double crank, your '88 bike is probably a 5 speed, but probably has a triple, so maybe less walking up hills, so hey it will work, even if you have to walk a bit.

given that you've done backpacking and canoeing (as I had) you should have the common sense to not take too much stuff, so have fun, plain and simple.

make sure you have snacks, eat when hungry, and as already mentioned, plan very doable distances. Riding with weight on bike is a lot harder than unloaded.
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