Looking back on past tours - These photos are highlights from Sichuan, China where I rode into the Himalayas from Chengdu. Exploring western China was the first and biggest expedition of my life. It was also an excellent change from the Korean peninsula. Sampling pictures, you get to taste the adventure of bicycle touring fully loaded, in a land as vast and empty as it is populated in the East.
So, there are many options for bicycle touring. You can either play if safe and adventure for 24 hours S24O - and still have great experiences in the elements - wind, rain, sun, snow accompanying you. Or you can plan bigger, longer and potentially more wild and vivid journeys through browsing the internet, reading blogs and buying Lonely Planet guidebooks like I did. Fortunately, time is on your side.
Adventure cycling is about going outdoors, experiencing nature first hand, carrying the right equipment to play safe and expedition more. The better planned, balanced and budgeted, the better the memories that will likely last the rest of your natural life on Earth. Our planet is beautiful and should be explored and protected. The natural landscapes, the empty spaces, no quarters, and friendly faces when you finally come across them on the road - are all positive and inspirational moments to keep for a lifetime.