Trip Ideas, Planning and Preparation

Trip Ideas

2024: NW Nonstop (June); Great Divide Route (July)
Beyond: Southeast Asia; European Divide; Pamir Highway/Tajikistan/Central Asia; Australia Circumnavigation; New Zealand; Trekking in the Indian Himalayas

Current Tour Bikes

2023 Tumbleweed Prospector – Rohloff/Schmidt, Maxxis Rekon tires

2024 Fairlight Faran 2.5 – GRX 2×12, 650×47 Panaracer SK Gravelkings.

2017 Surly Troll – 3×10, DT350/Schmidt hubs, Avid/Yokozona brakes. 26×2.5″ Surly Extraterrestrial tires, Jones bars.

2019 Salsa Titanium Timberjack – DT350 hubs, XTR brakes, Rohloff/Schmidt hubs, Koga Denham bars. Whiskey 9 carbon fork. 29×2.6″ Maxxis Rekon tires.

1990 REI Ponderosa with S&S couplings – 3x10sp thumbshifters, 26×2 Scwalbe Mondials, White Industries/Schmidt hubs, canti brakes, Jones bars.


Gear: After decades of touring, backpacking and travel I have enough stuff.

Training: Touring regularly is the preferred method. Also trail running as there’s no snow for my preferred XC skiing!

A few things to improve: GPS/photo skills.

That’s the current state of things so far…

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