This site was created to share my experiences
bicycle-touring. When I obtained the domain name
"bicycle-touring" awhile back, I was
thrilled; I would create a site that offered everything
everyone wanted to know about bicycle-touring.
Well, I've spent a chunk of time gathering everything
that I have on bicycle-touring, and arranging
it to work as a Web site. I've got to be honest
-- this site is not quite as grand as I planned.
It's basically about three solo rides of mine.
If you're still reading, let me suggest why you
may want to spend some time on this site:
I bicycled interesting places, relatively early
in their popularity as tourist-destinations.
I took many photos.
I kept a journal.
I was not an experienced tourer, and thus many
of my journal entries capture real mood-swings.
Let me comment on that last bullet. As I began
posting old journal entries I became concerned
about how I would come across -- did I complain
too much? Was I ignorant? I toyed with doing some
editing -- making each day's ride seem fun, and
making myself look a little... better. But I'm
going to keep the text as written. It's more entertaining,
and it's really what this site is all about --
a normal person figuring out how to complete tough