July 11, 2009
Welcome to my weekly column. My name is Joshua Tack, and I'll be posting gear reviews and advice here every Saturday. When it comes to the best bikes, components, and accessories, there are no right answers, and you shouldn't expect to find them here. My aim is to provide you with useful information on touring equipment that will help you decide what will work best for you.
I have been with Adventure Cycling Association for two years now, and spend much of my day fielding member and non-member questions, in addition to monitoring our forums. With over 15 years of cycling under my belt, 10+ years as a mechanic, and my time with Adventure Cycling, I'm afraid I don't have all the answers. What I do have is a pool of experience to reach into, and a strong understanding of the technical aspects of the bike. From here, I will steer my posts based on what I hear and see from travelling cyclists who check in with us at Adventure Cycling.
TOURING GEAR AND TIPS is written by Joshua Tack, a part Adventure Cycling's Member Services department. It appears weekly, highlighting technical aspects of bicycle touring and advice to help better prepare you for the journey ahead.