Not long after cycling into Eastern Belgium from Western Germany, I got my first flat tire of the trip. I had my headphones in and my music blaring, yet through all that noise I was still able to recognize the sudden hiss of escaping air that comes with a massive puncture. I had run over a giant piece of green glass. No big deal, however. I simply removed the piece of glass from the tire, pulled the wheel off the front of the bike, inserted a small patch, placed a new tube inside the tire, blew the tube up, and off I went.
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.