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Cyclo Tourist on the KATY « Mark’s Bikes

Mark Anderson, ‘an art teacher who likes to ride and muck about with bicycles’ sent in a link to a great trip report from the KATY trail in Missouri.  It looks like he has a nice Ultralight setup without compromising the vintage look of his bike. Be sure to check out the beautiful bike photography on the rest of Mark’s blog. 

Traveling unsupported as an ultralight tourist, one counts heavily upon services available along the trail as a means for refreshing and replenishing necessities, not the least of which are things such as nutrition and water, but also include stuff forgotten, lost, and overlooked. I found that there were surprisingly few bicycle services available along the KATY Trail – especially full service bicycle shops – for being celebrated as the longest Rails-to-Trails route in the country. The fact of the matter is that in the vast majority of towns and villages I passed through, there was not so much as an inner tube patch available, let alone a pump or gloves or tubes or tires or rain protection… all of which are pretty important items for long distance touring.

via Cyclo Tourist on the KATY « Mark’s Bikes.

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