[*MTB TOURING TIPS, TRICKS TO GET STARTED, THE NEW BEGINNINGS]
I learned the art of MTB touring in 2007 (minimalist, a Tupperwear box strapped to a MTB rear rack and go!). A few years later, in summer of 2010, I experimented with more minimalist camping equipment. Using a Tesco ($10) sleeping bag, foam pad (cutout from the children's play pads $5), and a basic tent (dual pole, $15) I realized some backyard adventures could be had with little expense as far as equipment was concerned. As well, I still use foam/foil piping insulation wrap on the bicycle frame crossbar to protect from paint chips and sweat, and to act as a platform for the tent strapped with bungee cords to the frame when going for the light-weight micro adventures. It's so simple, try wrapping the bungee from seat post and weave around the handlebar stem, it works great! If you are ready to equip your mountain bike for longer touring or expeditions, here's a few more ideas that I can share here.
Chris returned to Gangneung and I continued towards Jinbu in the Pyeongchang-gun area, this is the view back to the coast towards Daegwallyeong, on Hwy 456