I’m not going anywhere without a set of wheels and a bit of kit. Going from nothing to the point I can travel fully loaded took nine months. Configuring a solution based on a mega vast array of choices specific to my touring needs, old bones and sore bits.

The big news these days is backpacking. “Simply put, bikepacking is the synthesis of mountain biking and minimalist camping; it evokes the freedom of multi-day backcountry hiking, with the range and thrill of riding a mountain bike.” Bikepacking

Which might be all well and good for gnarly fit young buggers who rip through a rugged single track packing little more than a bivvy and a toothbrush, but with my old frame and associated neck issues I decided on a few more niceties. Check out the bike and equipment for more info.