I'm sure many of you are aware of Adventure Cyclist. They come out with a great magazine that is truly inspiring and are the makers of maps that tourists for years have been using. Anyway, I occasionally get a few photos printed in Adventure Cycling magazine (you may see my face pop up now and again). I've been bouncing a few ideas with one of the editors about different things they could cover content-wise.
I've been pitching the idea of more S24O stories or tours for the Everyman. "Gate-way tours" to introduce it to the masses but to also give ideas to those that don't have much time or resources to go for extended periods of time. Epic tours are great but so are shorter ones.
One of the greatest bits of advice I got from reading the Rivendell Reader (another great mag...worth the price of membership) was from a story on a tourist that also did RAAM. The most important thing about touring for him was to "just go." You can't wait for the perfect time, the perfect bike or a myriad other factors that have to align before you can go.
Or in other words: Go Small. Go Cheap. Go Now.
I may be able to give a little input in their next volume of the magazine, so to open up the floor for a second. What kinds of stories or topics would like to see in the next volume of Adventure Cyclist Magazine? I'm not making any promises that they'll implement them or anything like that, but I will pass on good suggestions to them.
So let's here it!