Cycle Touring

Cycle Tour Reuse

Why haven’t I done this before?!

Ernesto Guevara once commented on the way bums with wheels had a much easier time finding sympathy then bums without wheels.  His motorcycle had finally broken beyond repair, but even a broken bike implied some level of class, whereas a bum of foot was just a bum.

And it’s true isn’t it?  A hitchhiker with a crappy broken bicycle seems some how less sketchy then the same person with only a backpack, or at least that’s how many people see it.

Now, in reality my backpack is actually worth more then the old bicycle I pulled out of my parents shed, but after my recent border (not)crossing fiasco the added legitimacy of a bicycle seemed like a good move.

And I have to say…I’m impressed. Continue reading