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Old 08-05-19, 12:42 AM
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You've had two bits of excellent advice:
Start planning your next tour
Get thee to a bike co-op, or if not available, a cheap bike to work on yourself. It'll do wonders!

And my suggestion: look locally to see where you can go on your bike and throw up a tent. If it's only 10 miles away, so what? Take a long route to get there. And a different one back. Different seasons give different experiences. Check out Warmshowers for possible hosts or weekend buddies.

I'm always curious about the people who do really long tours - a year plus - and how they reintegrate into normal life.

My longest tour has been +/- 3 months to date. Even after my first 2 week tour I found it hard settling down for the simple reason that I was comparing where I was to where I had been. When I started noticing where I was, rather than where I had been, things changed and for the last few years if I wasn't getting away for a weekend at least every month I'd be getting very itchy feet.

Anyway, well done on your first tour!
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