About John Payne

My story isn't unique. I fell in love with biking as a kid because of its freedom, and I love it now for the same reason. My old Trek 730 hybrid is getting me into touring, but I'm planning on purchasing a touring bike. My rear panniers have been good enough, but I'll get a front set with the new bike. Backpacking is my main outdoor activity, but I need to drive out of state to pursue it seriously. Loaded touring sounds like a neat way to get adventure much closer to home. I've been on three S24Os in as many years, with plans of getting into touring more and more, but probably only shorter tours. Cross-country is not in the plans.

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