Tips on Buying Gear: Finding the Best Deals

Before I get started, though, let me first say that touring equipment is not cheap, but don't let that deter you from wanting to do your own cross country tour. In fact, I encourage it! If you're smart about it, you'll discover ways of cutting costs where you can in order to help you to achieve your goal of crossing the country by bicycle, rather affordably. Borrowing gear, for example, is a great start and is the number one way of cutting thousands of dollars from your overall expenses. So if you have any cyclist friends out there who would be willing to lend you some gear, don't be afraid to give them a call and let them know what you're up to. Use your resources. I'm sure they would be happy to help you out in any way that they can. Just make sure you send them a handmade thank-you card or something in return- they'd really love that. Yes it has to be handmade. Store-bought is way too easy...

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