Riding local, riding abroad. Doesn't matter. "One less car" bike commuting and "Bikes Belong" advocacy, plus "I ride solo" bicycle travel. Racing is fun, but there are so many equally great reasons to ride.
Hawkes Bay NZ Water trail
Friday, July 7, 2017
Next time I'll pack my touring bike
60+ miles of this. Why take the bus if you're able to ride it. On my last summer road trip (Montana) I brought my trusty Trek 520. I brought my road bike to Alaska because my tourer needs a tuneup and I only could afford one service before I left. The road bike got tuned up so that's the one I packed. The Denali Park Road surface is compacted beyond Savage River, given the regular buses driving along it, so I know I could have ridden it as a roadie.
But I didn't have enough time or have the right gear for self supported solo riding to do it yesterday. No worries. The best bike is the one you have.