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By bike, by train: Overland from Japan

Long-haul cycling, carrying all you need on your bike, is a liberating, rewarding and intimate way to travel. I simply can’t get enough of it.

Tight. Too tight.
In the forest between Koriyama and Inawashiro, Fukushima Prefecture, June 2013

I first got into cycle touring when I was living in Japan. I kept a blog detailing the preparations for a trans-Eurasian journey by bike and train. You can read it here. The trip was cancelled at short notice for family reasons, but I’m still proud of the blog and of the writing on it. If you only read three posts from it, I recommend these:

There’s plenty more to read on the site, so go ahead and explore. Enjoy.