Non-touring cycling friends often ask me: ‘What’s the best touring bicycle you can buy?’ In some respects, it’s a hard question to answer as the
choice of bike hinges on so many factors, not least the kind of journeys you are planning to undertake. That said, the simple answer to the question more often than not would be: ‘The bike in your garage or shed.’ A solid mountain bike, road bike or hybrid will be sufficient for your first tour.
For the purposes of this post, though, I will focus on the ‘dedicated’ touring cycle, which can be loosely categorised as ‘traditional touring cycles’, ‘expedition touring cycles’ and ‘others’ – including folding bicycles for touring. Not intended to be a definitive list, it does feature models that are available for purchase in the UK.
I thought it was about time I updated this post as it it generates so much traffic on this site. So…
I have often driven through Ballycastle Co Mayo and looked out at this magnificent sea stack but never had the time to go and see it so the other day I decided it was time. Its called Dun Briste, which means broken fort. I’m not sure if its got anything to do with the promintory fort on the cliffs themselves. Its estimated to be 50 meters in height and stands 80 meters off shore.
The light on that day wasn’t great and it was blowing a gale on shore so I was out early this morning (5 am!) and the light was beautiful. The location is so spectacular but if you suffer from vertigo it might be a little nerve racking! This was one of the first shots I took, I have a couple of others that I will process and put up in…
More of the crazy obsession I have with shops in Thailand. In this series, one image was captured in Phayo, a little know town on a lake in the northern part of country. THe rest were all taken in Chiang Mai.