My first full year of retirement allowed me to do lots of bike touring. I rode 7,110 total miles for the year, which is an all time personal best. I got to ride through a lot of beautiful and interesting places, met lots of new friends, and reconnected with lots of old friends. Looking forward to a lot more of the same in 2017
Winter - I've got my plane tickets and my bike is half in the box. New Zealand Feb 1 - Mar 20 . It's a go.
Spring - Coast Range gravel gliding. Hopefully a 200k brevet. Maybe a short trip through the Cascades to conincide with McKenzie pass care free days.
Summer - I may pass on the MVBC Loop Tour this year as I just did most of that route laste fall. Instead I may head up to B.C. and then east to Jasper, and then south to Banff, and back in the US at Glacier. I could take the train home from Montrana.
Fall - Probably ead south on the coast to California.
Now that I am retired I plan on doing a whole lot more touring.