On the third day of the 2012 Tour de France I cycled about 35 kilometers from the campground in Hony, Belgium to a random point on the racetrack somewhere north of Engis (I’m not exactly sure where it was to be honest). I got there just as the sponsor vehicles were passing through, shot a ton of video, and then cycled back to the campground after the racers had passed through. The ride back was a long one – especially because I had a long, uphill climb to conquer. But when I made it back to the campsite that night and had practically the entire place to myself again, I felt good and realized that I had just experienced one of my ideal bicycle touring days.
My goal as the "Bicycle Touring Pro" is to give you the confidence and inspiration you need to travel by bicycle anywhere in the world. I'm here to help you plan, prepare for, and execute your first bike tour and remove all the guesswork, wasted time and frustration that plagues so many first-time bicycle travelers.