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Forum: Touring
05-15-19, 05:07 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 8,108
Posted By bikenh

Fuji, When it is time to tour...you won't...

Fuji,

When it is time to tour...you won't have to ask how to do it. You won't need to. The how will already be there and you will go irregardless of anything else. I believe right now you are...
Forum: Touring
05-14-19, 06:05 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 8,108
Posted By mev

Single, no kids. I live below my means, not...

Single, no kids.

I live below my means, not too different than I did as a college student, except in college I owned a car. I sold the car in 2001, went touring for a year and haven't quite bought...
Forum: Touring
05-14-19, 04:20 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 8,108
Posted By Rowan

This is among, if not, the best thread I have...

This is among, if not, the best thread I have ever read on Bike Forums. Thanks for starting it, Fuji Owner, and thanks to everyone who has contributed so far talking of their lives and cycle-touring....
Forum: Touring
05-14-19, 03:28 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 8,108
Posted By bikenh

The key secret to life... If you don't spend...

The key secret to life...

If you don't spend the money, you don't have to make the money...

If you don't have to make the money, you have a lot more free time available to do the things you...
Forum: Touring
05-14-19, 02:12 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 8,108
Posted By Jim246

I actually asked a similar question nearly ten...

I actually asked a similar question nearly ten years ago. Some interesting replies:

https://www.bikeforums.net/touring/662311-how-do-americans-go-touring.html

By the time we actually moved to...
Forum: Touring
05-14-19, 01:59 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 8,108
Posted By fietsbob

Moved my stuff into storage, so eliminated the...

Moved my stuff into storage, so eliminated the apartment rent & utilities cost..

went solo , never married , no kids..
Forum: Touring
05-14-19, 01:52 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 8,108
Posted By Jim246

I recently quit a highly paid and highly...

I recently quit a highly paid and highly prestigious job in the USA to move back to Europe. Downsides? (at least) a $70,000 pay cut. Upsides? 10-weeks paid vacation in a country where companies...
Forum: Touring
05-14-19, 12:45 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 8,108
Posted By mstateglfr

I have a wife and two kids that are 12 and 8,...

I have a wife and two kids that are 12 and 8, dogs, a full time office job, and a volunteer position that keeps me busy about 12 hours a week.
Free time is limited and my vacation time is really...
Forum: Touring
05-14-19, 12:28 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 8,108
Posted By djb

Mr Fuji, you havent piped in, are you in your 20s...

Mr Fuji, you havent piped in, are you in your 20s in North America, or are you in yours 60s in India?

Going from the bikes you own, you probably aren't a starving student, but then again, even if...
Forum: Touring
05-14-19, 12:08 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 8,108
Posted By Happy Feet

This has turned out to be a pretty good...

This has turned out to be a pretty good philosophical thread in a way; detailing the various entry points and modes of touring.

My first real official tour was in 1989 when I recieved $2000 after...
Forum: Touring
05-14-19, 09:27 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 8,108
Posted By cyccommute

I've been at my job for 37 years. At about 15...

I've been at my job for 37 years. At about 15 years, my vacation accrual maxed at at 26 days per year. I could carry over more but only slightly up to 35 days or 9 days more than the maximum. ...
Forum: Touring
05-14-19, 08:51 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 8,108
Posted By base2

I don't tour, but I have been known to blow...

I don't tour, but I have been known to blow ridiculous amount of money on bicycles & related paraphanelia.

What andrewclause said is spot on.
Ditch the subscription services. Pandora, Spotify,...
Forum: Touring
05-14-19, 08:25 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 8,108
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Before I retired, my bike tours were one week or...

Before I retired, my bike tours were one week or less.

I was unemployed for over a year and a half in the early 80s when unemployment was over 10 percent. It completely wiped me out financially....
Forum: Touring
05-14-19, 08:09 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 8,108
Posted By alan s

At this point in my life, work takes precedence....

At this point in my life, work takes precedence. I like my job and plan to keep at it for as long as Iím able. That means short tours of a week or so, and very short trips of 2-3 days. There are...
Forum: Touring
05-14-19, 07:55 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 8,108
Posted By djb

fuji owner, lets talk now about gear and gear...

fuji owner, lets talk now about gear and gear choices and costs.

for someone starting from scratch, looking at the internets and what is in and cool and light and great, its pretty easy to come to...
Forum: Touring
05-14-19, 07:26 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 8,108
Posted By stardognine

I'm living on disability, and started riding...

I'm living on disability, and started riding bicycles as physical therapy, so it doesn't require much money. I never had kids, and don't use alcohol or tobacco, and haven't driven a motorized vehicle...
Forum: Touring
05-14-19, 05:27 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 8,108
Posted By Trevtassie

Living in Australia helps. We get paid well and...

Living in Australia helps. We get paid well and other countries are cheap, so it makes sense to tour overseas. Plus I work in Antarctica so I get 7 months off a year! My partner works for the...
Forum: Touring
05-14-19, 05:03 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 8,108
Posted By indyfabz

Currently I get 5 weeks of vacation. I like to...

Currently I get 5 weeks of vacation. I like to take 1 one-week trip, 1 two-week trip and several three-day weekend trips and/or overnighters. If this country had a rational health care system I would...
Forum: Touring
05-14-19, 12:07 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 8,108
Posted By Happy Feet

Married, mortgage, three kids and 18 days holiday...

Married, mortgage, three kids and 18 days holiday a year. On the plus side I don't drink, smoke or buy expensive clothes/cars/gadgets. Like some said, I take time around stat days to extend time off...
Forum: Touring
05-13-19, 11:23 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 8,108
Posted By BlarneyHammer

I've spent my entire adult life below-average...

I've spent my entire adult life below-average when it comes to income. Money's barely an issue. Once you have a bike, riding it is essentially free. Bike tours are probably cheaper than an average...
Forum: Touring
05-13-19, 10:05 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 8,108
Posted By Machka

Keep in mind too that we live in all kinds of...

Keep in mind too that we live in all kinds of places.


On my Flickr page, I've got a lot of photos of cycling in the Canadian Rockies which is a spectacular place to cycle! I could do that...
Forum: Touring
05-13-19, 09:59 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 8,108
Posted By MarcusT

No extended trips yet, but from the long tours...

No extended trips yet, but from the long tours I've seen, they either have very flexible jobs or they just quit and worry about it afterwards. I try to organize my trips around holiday weeks, that...
Forum: Touring
05-13-19, 09:55 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 8,108
Posted By raybo

I started touring after I retired (at 48). I...

I started touring after I retired (at 48).

I tour solo.

I do month long trips because that seems to be the sweet spot between my desire to tour and my desire to see my wife and friends.
...
Forum: Touring
05-13-19, 09:08 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 8,108
Posted By andrewclaus

I spent my career crafting the type of lifestyle...

I spent my career crafting the type of lifestyle that allowed extensive travel. As mentioned above, no kids. My wife and I steered our professional careers away from stressful management positions....
Forum: Touring
05-13-19, 08:37 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 8,108
Posted By wgscott

The key is to not have kids. I have 3, so...

The key is to not have kids.

I have 3, so I haven't done an extended tour in more than 20 years.
Forum: Touring
05-13-19, 08:24 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 8,108
Posted By veganbikes

Best thing to do is go on a Sub 24 hour trip....

Best thing to do is go on a Sub 24 hour trip. Shorter trips like that get you started and then you can move onto bigger and better things. Me personally I don't really have time for long tours but...
Forum: Touring
05-13-19, 08:24 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 8,108
Posted By Machka

I live and work in Australia where we get 4 weeks...

I live and work in Australia where we get 4 weeks holiday time, plus an additional 12 (I think) stat holidays. In addition, my job allows me to purchase leave up to 10 days ... which I've done.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-19, 09:00 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,732
Posted By indyfabz

Surly Cross Check.

Surly Cross Check.
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