Putting too much emphasis on Big, Important Bike Tours can lead to feeling like the act of traveling by your own power isn’t interesting and compelling enough in itself, then feeling we have to connect the tour with something important, like a charity or “awareness”

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The other thing that interests me is trying to determine what category of “bike tourer” the person writing/drawing the remembrance falls into. It’s by no means scientific, but I broadly divide it into three categories:


There are so many beginners on the open road which have no clue of the road rules and abuse them because they know no better

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You also have people which want to compete or are very competitive and they do dumb-ass things like cutting in front of you without giving you enough room to maneuver or stop. Yes it’s all about them not you. Before you know it you’ll be laying in the ground with broken handle bars a sprained wrists and you’re unable to get home without assistance.


I want my country to be clean and I am proud of what I am able to do

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Kumar attached the bin to his bicycle which has made his daily task much easier. He can now get around faster. The Bicycle Bin is a simple yet innovative idea by a common man.


When we were planning our trip, I’d admitted to Claire that I might not be a good cycling companion

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I had turned my phone off. I didn’t want it to go dead. I was worried about an emergency—like wobbling into a ditch, falling off my bike, getting all banged up, and having to spend the night on the trail somewhere with a broken leg.