You do not need to fly to the other side of the planet to do an expedition.
You do not need to be an elite athlete, expertly trained, or rich to have an adventure.
Adventure is only a state of mind.
Adventure is stretching yourself; mentally, physically or culturally. It is about doing what you do not normally do, pushing yourself hard and doing it to the best of your ability.
And if that is true then adventure is all around us, at all times. Even during hard financial times such as these. Times, I believe, when getting out into the wild are more enjoyable, invigorating and important than ever.
For sure cycle tourers have been doing these since day-1. But reading through his website has really made me look at all the cycle touring gear stored under my bed, which is equally effective for short hikes, and start thinking about what would be a nice place to cycle-hike-camp just outside of Perth. For one night I really wouldn't need to take much, although I do think my 2.5 person tent, although light weight, might be a bit overkill. Might be a good excuse to buy myself a new 1 person ultralight tent.
If you have any stories where you have spontaneously packed your bags and gone for an overnighter cycle trip somewhere out of the city just for fun, share it here... extra points for pictures!