I don't know about you but the turning of the year makes me start thinking about larger rides that I'd like to accomplish in the next 12 months. This fall I'm considering a ride from Chicago to St. Louis, using a route already mapped by the League of Illinois Bicyclists that follows Historic Route 66, a distance of around 400 miles.
I may take Nick Lubecki's approach to bike touring, which includes foraging for discarded pizza. Or I may just pursue a more mainstream approach to bicyclist cuisine. Like restaurants and food purchased at grocery stores.
Are you planning any bike touring in 2013? Comment below.
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