Always happy to share other great cycling advocacy and adventure resources, we received this guest post from Grace Johnson, publisher of Bicycle Traveler magazine and TravellingTwo.com:
Bicycle Traveler is a new "“ and free "“ online bicycle touring magazine. It's full of entertaining stories and inspiring photography which will have you dreaming over new destinations and also includes information on cycling gear.
Featured in the magazine is one of Grace and partner, photographer Paul Jeurissen’s very own epic tours…
One of the classic bicycle touring routes has to be the Leh-Manali highway in the Indian Himalaya. We rode it in the summer of 2011 during our round the world bicycle tour and also posted some advice on cycling the route.
Paul recommends carrying waterproof panniers during the trip since there are so many streams that need to be crossed. "At one point I slipped in the middle of the stream and the whole bike went underwater. I was so glad that all my gear was packed in the Ortliebs."
“Bike Touring Basics” is also a free magazine, created by TravellingTwo.com to help answer the questions that so many people have when they're planning a first tour. It will tell you about budgeting and planning for a tour, which bike to buy, the other equipment you’ll need and good places for a first tour.
Grace and Paul’s other worldly adventures have also been featured on our sister blog UtilityCycling.org.