You don’t get much for $2 these days, so when I heard about the Urban Adventure League’s Cycle Touring Primer, I had to check it out.
It arrived in the mail yesterday, just a small book inside a normal envelope, and a flip through its pages confirms my hopes: it’s a mini treasure.
While by no means an all-inclusive guide to bike touring, the Cycle Touring Primer by Shawn Granton entertains with cartoons and doles out plenty of helpful advice like how far to go in a day (“Bicycle touring is not a race…”), how many water bottles to carry (“It’s good to have at least two, three if you can.”) and other helpful tips (“Before you go on your big tour, go on a small one”).
It’s well worth the $2 and you can get your copy by ordering online, or by stuffing $2 in an envelope and sending it to:
P.O. Box 14185
Email: urbanadventureleague at gmail dot com
8th February 2010 at 2:08 am #
Hey, thanks for the review! And I’ll be updating the guide sometime in the near future. Comments, critiques, and suggestions are definitely welcomed and encouraged.
urbanadventureleague at gmail dot com
8th February 2010 at 1:44 pm #
You’re very welcome Shawn. I really enjoyed reading your book, and especially loved the cartoons that go along with it.
30th April 2012 at 8:19 am #
Hey there again! Shawn here again, aka the author of the Cycle Touring Primer! I’m still making them, though the price has increase a bit: $3 postpaid for US/Canada orders and $4 postpaid for anywhere else in the world. (Price is in US or Canadian dollars.) You can order direct from me at my store where you can pay via Paypal:
Or order old-fashioned like by enclosing some cash in the mail and sending it to:
URBAN ADVENTURE LEAGUE
P O BOX 14185
PORTLAND OR 97293-0185
1st November 2019 at 7:22 am #
Wow! I forgot about this post. FYI: Still printing and stocking these guides. The best way to get one is to order here: https://urbanadventureleague.storenvy.com/products/14803542-cycle-touring-primer
You can still order one with cash via post. Send $3 plus $1 shipping in the US, $2 anywhere else in the world to:
P O Box 14185
Portland OR 97293
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