Get inspired by other touring cyclists
One of the things that really helps inspire us to keep preparing for this adventure when the times get a bit tough is the stories of others that are already out there on the road living their dream. There are loads of great blogs and websites of people riding to the far flung corners of the world, doing the most amazing things, with great stories before during and sometimes after their adventures that make you just want to jump on your bike tomorrow and get going.
Here are just a few of the sites that we regularly check in with, that keep the passion up when day to day life is getting us down and we need a bit of inspiration.
Bicycle touring pro – A great blog with loads of interviews , product reviews, touring stories and general info, all coloured with a genuine passion for touring that is almost infectious.
Take a seat – Great stories, videos and photos from Dom’s two year trek from Alaska to Argentina on a Tandem by himself ( nutter). The trip is already finished but you realise reading this site that anything is possible.
Crazyguyonabike – A collection of loads and loads of travelouges of those travelling around the world on their bikes. this is a real time waster, with all the stories contained in here.
Bicycle touring 101 – a one stop shop for information on how to get ready for your trip, what you will need and helpful tips on the do’s and dont’ of touring
Down the road – a inspirational blog by Cindie and Tim about their travels since 2002. They have so many stories they have written a book. Seems like its going well – they are doing book signings now they are back in the states.
Riding the spine – Here are a bunch of crazy guys who seem hellbent on doing it the hard way. Again Alaska to Argentina but a great looking site that makes me smile all the time.
There are plenty more out there and we are always looking for more ispiration. If you know of any other great blogs or sites please let us know.We will add more to this list when our schedule lets us while away the hours searching for more great sites.