August 20th, 2006 12:34 PM
Anyone here do any Touring?
I'm posting this thread becuase I'v been thinking about doing some touring this spring, and wanted to know if anyone on here has ever done a real long ride.
My plan is to ride to Colorado this coming spring. I'v never done any rides over like 75 miles but I enjoyed thoes rides alot and thought it would be cool to try and ride somewhere. I work at a bike shop and I'm always talking to people who have done longs ride like that and it just sounds like so much fun.
I don't have a bike for it right now but the plan is you slowly build one up a nice touring bike this winter.
So I just have a few questions for anyone who has done something like this or has done any touring. First, I'm been thinking about a trailer, but I think I'm just going to run front and rear panniers, just becuase I'v never used a trailer before, and it seems like it would add alot of weight. whats are your thoughts on trailers? are they worth not having the weight on the bike?
Second, north or south? whats do you think would be a nicer ride out to CO?
I can't think of anymore questions right now but I'll probably think of more since this trip isn't till spring.
and any information about what parts to use woudl be awesome too. like do I run a 700x25, or do I want to run a bigger tires since I don't know whats the roads are goig nto be like, or will I be fine with a 25? anything liek that would be awesome to know now
any help woudl be great, I'm goig nto be doign alot of research this winter becuase i'm a noob wen it comes to touring