Discussion in 'Bikes and Buying Advice - What Bike?' started by Grolsche11976, 31 Jan 2018.
Woops sorry, I missed that!
Dare one mention Surly Moloko bars. The cat’s dressing gown.
But it wouldn’t be a train smash if you did find touring wasn’t your thing due to the versatility of tourers. If I had to keep one bike it would be my tourer. Commuting, utility, Audax, leisure, winter ice bike, off road etc. It’s a very flexible canvas to work around.
Yep, that's very true - the one I'd keep would also be my tourer.
I'm not sure why I wouldnt like touring, as I do enjoy riding my bike. It'd be like going camping in the car except you can enjoy the route and scenery as it doesnt have to pass by so quickly
Exactly! You’ll love it. It will bring back the magic of travel once more.
All this talk about touring is getting me itching to get back on the bike.
I've had a torn meniscus or bursitis (not sure which without further tests) in the knee for the past three weeks which is taking ages to heal and I'm still hobbling around.
Can't even walk the dog!
Sorry for the diversion.
plus slippers and a decent malt.
I may be alone but there are moments in my touring career, especially back when I was forced through penury to camp, which I still wish had passed more quickly. Sometimes, some days, some roads, a loaded bike on tour is just a case of suck it up and grind it out.
Sounds like some kind of milk chocolate.
Or head for the nearest pub.
Theres nothing like putting a tent up in the pitch black and in the p###ing rain and being frozen to death in wet clothes.
I bet the majority of touring bikes have been nowhere near a tour.
Sounds good to me stopping along the way for a pint of Homebrew
That's why I loved my old Litchfield 'Viper 2', you could put the thing up in 2 minutes in fact it only took 1 to get the flysheet up then the inner hung on 2 hooks.
To paraphrase Ma Thatcher "If a grown adult is still camping by the time they are 30, they've failed."
I accept that to some camping is the very zenith of leisure, and not everyone has the level of disposable income to do otherwise, yet I'd rather stab my head with a tent peg.
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