Contents1. THE SENSE OF FREEDOM2. THE CONNECTION WITH THE SURROUNDINGS3. BEING HAPPY WITH VERY LITTLE4. YOU DO APPRECIATE THE SMALL THINGS5. NOTHING IS PREDICTABLE 1. THE SENSE OF FREEDOM You decide everything. You don’t depend on anybody or anything. You make and change the plans as many times as you want without any other director than yourself. The stops or the time on the bike can get longer or shorter depending on your mood. Everyday you choose different views you will enjoy while having dinner at your house, your tent. You don’t need to follow anyone or report to a manager. You only respond to your own desire. A sense of freedom that might sounds like science fiction to others. 2. THE CONNECTION WITH THE SURROUNDINGS You do feel part of this world where we live more than you’ve ever experienced before. Your feelings grow and grow. You get wet when it rains and shake when it’s cold. You will be able to detect the minimum wind as the best sailor out in the sea. And in every climb, no matter how small it could be, you will feel the gained altitude. There is no shield or window to protect you. When you are at the top, you are very high. However, when you fall, you also get very low. But this is what a juicy life is supposed to be. Like a rollercoaster full of emotions rather than a boring flat line. 3. BEING HAPPY WITH VERY LITTLE You don’t need any kind of entertainment or toys. You own life is your main entertainment now, as you don’t need to “scape from reality” anymore. You enjoy a simple life, without any “materialistic desire” and with plenty of time to do what you really want. You are happy with very little, because you do what you love. cloud-downloadCLICK HERE to Download our FREE Quick Starter Guide to Bicycle Touring 4. YOU DO APPRECIATE THE SMALL THINGS You see the value of the small things around you, those ones you used to take for granted before, but you don’t have them all the time now. As the shade of a tree when it’s sunny, a glass of water when you’re thirsty, a warm shower when it’s cold or some food when you’re hungry. 5. NOTHING IS PREDICTABLE You have no idea where you are going to sleep tonight or who will you meet tomorrow. You don’t even know what’s going to happen in 5 minutes. It’s living in the present, where the uncertainty and excitment gain importance, where you don’t worry about the future and where you don’t use the past to protect yourself. BICYCLE TOURING RESOURCESTABLE OF CONTENTS 1. BASICS 2. TOURING GEAR 3. TOURING COSTS 4. TOURING DESTINATIONS Disclosure: The Adventure Junkies is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com. This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, we will receive an affiliate commission at no extra cost for you. We also use other programs like REI, LeisurePro and others to keep our site independent.