On Wed, 04 Jun 2003 08:32:53 +1000, Cody wrote:
> Not to mention bloody touring, It went through a better patch recently while they had a temporary
> editor but now it is back to the same dreary stuff. It wouldn't be so bad if the authors of the
> article described the bikes they used, accessories and why they thought they were suitable or not
> but most articles are straight out of a tourist brochure.
I agree with you, but these are reader contributed articles, So you get what you (don't) pay for
The issue-before-last covered touring gear in quite exacting detail, and while I disagreed with a
few of the recommendations (bird watching book?) how can you really judge what gear to take.
Our quintessential piece of touring gear at the moment is the nappy bag with spare clothes and bum
wipes - hardly riveting bicycle reading
I keep telling myself that maybe one day I write something interesting and send it in, but that's
yet to happen of course.
 Baby wipes are *fantastic* for removing bicycle grease. I don't know what's in them, but
non-baby wipes (e.g. wet-ones) do not remove grease nearly as well. If you're touring chuck a
small 'travel-pack' of wipes in with your tools.