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cl_noll

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Minimalist mustachian bicycle touring
« on: February 26, 2017, 10:21:55 AM »
I saw this article posted on the "Bicycle Touring and Bikepacking" facebook group, and thought some folks here might appreciate it.

https://www.abqjournal.com/956917/the-14.html

Basically, a (presumably single) engineer retires, sells all his stuff, and hits the road on epic bicycle tours. He rents a room for the odd times he's not on a tour.

For some time now I've been dreaming of biking to Alaska. And many other places.  Definitely inspiration for ER ... Anyone here going on bike tours like this?

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Re: Minimalist mustachian bicycle touring
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2017, 02:17:09 PM »
Sounds great. Very inspiring.

I'm a committed cyclist but an inexperienced tourer, but I am thinking thoughts about doing this (once it's finished):

https://thegreattrail.ca/

I'm in melbourne, Australia, but I have a sister in Vancouver. So thinking of visiting and then one day telling her I'm going for a bit of a ride.

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Re: Minimalist mustachian bicycle touring
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2017, 02:24:04 PM »
I've done quite a few tours, but at this point in my life if I were to retire now I'd get a camper van and travel with that instead.

This December I met an older man that has been bike touring for the past 5 years. It definitely is a great way to spend a retirement.
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Re: Minimalist mustachian bicycle touring
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2017, 02:26:47 PM »
I tour regularly and lead bike tours locally as a volunteer. Quite the inexpensive and fun hobby.
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