Dear One

Dear One

My bike is a Giant Expedition from 1993. An old one but modified to her limits. I called her Dear One.

A trekking bicycle is not a toy. They are carefully designed for heavy loads and hush conditions, yet they are as light as possible. Well balanced for long distances and a stiff construction. That makes a trekking bicycle rather expensive.

Some cyclists prefer steel frames, others aluminium and the most modern ones can be made of titanium.

Modern ultra lightweight camping gear, clothing, tools and spare parts weight about 30 kilos, not including water and food. In my case, my camera's and tripod makes it totally about 35 kilos. I prefer my cameras in a back pack, to be able to put that weight also on the pedals.

To pedal this up in the mountains, you need a transmission of at least 25 gears.