Maiden Trip a week away...!!

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Maiden Trip a week away...!!

Hey folks. My first ever tour starts a week tomorrow when I embark on 1500 miles from Cheltenham, UK to Palombaro, Italy. My route takes me through nine and a half countries and over The Alps, I'll be wild camping and staying in hotels along with one call at a warm showers host and a night at a friend's house. I'm in equal parts excited and terrified by this imminent adventure...!

If you more experienced tourers had one piece of advice to impart what would it be...???

Cheers.
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Congrats and enjoy! I'd say

Congrats and enjoy! I'd say the best thing for me on tour is to relax and go with the flow. The worst day on tour will become the most memorable one in the stories you get to tell people after.

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One day at a time, and then start all over again. Its easy.

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Hey Richard, just go and

Hey Richard, just go and enjoy every bit of the adventure. You will lose those terrifying prejudices. You will feel alive!

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Maiden Trip a week away...!!

one piece of advice -- unless you are very certain you are in great bicycling shape don't attempt to ride to far each day the first week or so. Take it easy & "listen to your muscles".
you'll have a great time ;-)
Gerhardt

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Wrap 24" of duct tape around

Wrap 24" of duct tape around your seat post... dt can solve a multitude of problems!
Good luck. Ride safe and wave to my parents when you go through Dover :)
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Thanks folks. They have been

Thanks folks. They have been fantastic little snippets of knowledge. Looking forward to it now...!!