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Bicycle Touring Gear

Bicycle Touring Gear List & Supplies List This is a comprehensive list that I updated over the past 2.5 years of traveling with essential gear needed for long-distance bicycle touring along with hitchhiking and backpacking.  The outlined gear below was based off my budget in 2013 when I had more money.  Since then I went

Breckenridge, Colorado

Bicycle Tour TransAmerica Trail

Bicycle Tour TransAmerica Trail 2,600 Miles – 9 States – DE to CO Bicycle Tour After tons of tweaking and finding the right video editing software for Android I finally finished editing my cross-country bicycle tour from DE to CO.  After 2,600 miles, cycling through DE, MD, VA, KY, IN, IL, MO, KS and CO

Dillon Lake

Breckenridge Jerbs

Breckenridge I woke up today in the bathroom at Prospector Campground near Lake Dillon. The temperature dropped down to ten degrees over the course of the night. I need a better sleeping bag. The one I have is rated for 35 degrees and just is not cutting it. I am looking to spend up to

Prospector Campground

Prospector Campground I woke up at 7 AM at the Georgetown Lake Shelter Campground. The other people packed up their belongings and headed out around the same time. The temperature did not get above ten degrees for at least a few hours, flurries of snowflakes and small gusts of wind continued throughout the day. I

Georgetown Lake Shelter

Georgetown Lake Shelter I woke up on Theo’s dirty, motel room floor around 9 AM.  He needed to finish up some paperwork for court and I needed to go to the bike shop down the road for the third time to return my tire.  We parted ways and he told me to come back around

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