Q. What is your Touring Bicycle type (model and components)?
1) Its a very inexpensive form of sustainable long-distance travel2) You never know what’s going to happen on a day on the bike, unlike a day on a bus or train.3) The bicycle is an instant conversation starter with the locals. I have no idea what it is about the bike that inspires people to praise you and offer you all sorts of free accommodations, food, beer, drugs, and just about everything else.4) I feel a sense of satisfaction after a long tour that is missing from commercialized trips via other modes of travel.5) Its very green6) Traveling by bike helps the local economies and has a greater impact on local populations than mass transit. This is because the bike takes you places that buses, trains, and airplanes don't go.7) That brings me to the point that you get a clear, uninterrupted, linear view of the places you travel through. This is in contrast to the broken and fragmented experience of boarding a high speed something or another that whisks you away to exactly the same places that everyone else is going.