Touring is becoming mainstream...

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Touring is becoming mainstream...

Postby WestcoastPete » Mon Jun 04, 2012 3:32 am

And isn't it great to see!

Here's an article from Fairfax about "The mixed joys of cycle touring"

http://www.theage.com.au/executive-styl ... 1zlaa.html

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Touring is becoming mainstream...

Postby toolonglegs » Mon Jun 04, 2012 3:52 am

I laughed at the 100kgs and thinking of racing the "haute route"... That would have been a fun read if he did it!.

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Re: Touring is becoming mainstream...

Postby elStado » Fri Jun 08, 2012 12:00 am

I saw an article from a lift out magazine the other week, I think it was the Weekend West, full two page article about some 'regular guy' in America who decided he was bored with life and so went on a massive cycle tour from North to South America. He had a pretty sweet ride too, custom steel frame with S&S couplings, IGH, belt drive and full stainless Tubus racks. I think a lot of people are getting bored with all your pre-packaged travel options and want some adventure and something to really tell the folks back home about - I know that's my main motivation.
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Re: Touring is becoming mainstream...

Postby John Lewis » Fri Jun 08, 2012 10:02 pm

In Thursday's obituaries in the West
There was one about Krista Bernard titled A Restless Spirit Biking Across the World.

John

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Re: Touring is becoming mainstream...

Postby il padrone » Fri Jun 08, 2012 10:10 pm

Mandatory helmet law?
"An unjustified and unethical imposition on a healthy activity."

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