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There are many bike resources on the web. I recommend http://bicycles.stackexchange.com/, eg. Find the organizations in your country that focus on bicycle touring. In the US that's Adventure Cycling Association. And just ride. Scrape together some gear and do some long day rides, then some overnighters. While you're doing that, work on getting the ...


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As others have said, start small. That's good advice. You won't realize how badly untrained hands and arms can feel after a relatively short ride (not to mention good saddles your butt might not be accustomed to...). The next bit is comfortability on the bike itself -- and this really means understanding what you like, not what The Right Formula has to say ...


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This may sound a bit a too phylosophical answer for such practical questions, but it's all about what you want and your will. Of course being in shape helps, of course having a more expensive / light bike helps but not allways. Except for being in shape every advantage you may have may turn to be a disadvantage in one or another situation. (Eg.: If you buy ...


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how to start: Start small. Don't think you can cycle long distances without getting in shape. Even across town may well be a challenge for you right now. So start on that, set yourself REALISTIC goals to get in shape, not just your legs but your arms and lungs as well. Start with say 10km trips, then gradually increase that until you can comfortably drive ...


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OK, you're at the stage where you have a ton of questions. I'm in a similar position about long distance walking actually, but that's a different story for another time. Firstly, I should probably plug our Bicycles.Stackexchange.com site. For the actual bicycle questions part of your trip, they're going to be a handy resource. One of the biggest cycling ...



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