On all of the ‘Bicycle Touring’ sites I visit there is always a question about the costs associated with bicycle touring. How much does it cost? What is your daily budget? How do you get the time?
Sometimes the trip of a lifetime can seem like a series of bad decisions. When either ‘the Rider’ or ‘the Equipment’ cannot outperform the challenge the adventure can become a nightmare.
I can remember my Mom talking smack about instant mashed potatoes years ago. I believe the word she used was BARF! She hipped me to these being much improved before my last tour.
Behold the Sardine — delicious, nutritious, easy to carry, non perishable, cheap, available everywhere, comes in a variety of flavorings [hot sauce, mustard, tomato, etc.] or useful oils [vegetable, soy, olive, etc.]
When I tell people I am planning a bicycle tour that could possibly take ‘years’ the first reaction is usually: ‘How can you afford to do this?’ The answer is simple and strikingly accurate: My time is worth BILLIONS!!!