The Impossible task of finding a bike touring partner! (1 Viewer)

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Anyone else have this problem? I've met some cool people but it seems most people bail out of any kind of plans. There should be a way to find someone. Touring alone can be fun and exciting, but having someone to ride with is so much more enjoyable.
 
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Yep. I set out by myself and it pretty much sucked until my dog Cujo got hurt in an accident. Then it really fucking sucked because I was all alone. So I flew back home to get my doggo medical treatment. Now we're being bored and lazy while he heals up
 

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my gf an i our contemplating a bike trip now, she just quit her job an we have a cpl grand saved. if so prolly depart next weekend from ohio, whereabouts r ya?
 
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Have you tried warmshowers.org? Its like a couchsurfing for cyclists except its way easier to get hosted and you could probably meet cyclists on there too.
 

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Same here. I'm over 55 so I probably couldn't keep up with a younger rider but I'm going to Homestead Fl and ride a Walmart bike to Key West in September.
 
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I had to go back to Ohio temporarily because My mother got really sick. I can only imagine how awesome Sedona is. I've never been there. Or parts of Utah. I've always wanted to spend a few months living like Daniel Suelo off the beaten path
 

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Honestly, probably just gonna end up touring solo because I've had two people pretend like they were down but totally bail when it got down to getting serious about it. I wanted to start in the summer, but waiting around for people to confirm fucked up that schedule.

I mean, I get it. I get sidetracked, like I am now, but damn.
 
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Anyone want to head south to NM, AZ, etc. from Ohio on a bike tour? I've had multiple people flake out on joining me. No one follows through with shit these days!!!!
 

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No but I'll keep up with this thread. I got my bike into Cali. But Maybe leave someone and go hitch take care of things. And maybe biking around Cali this winter, maybe back east a lil. Idk yet
 
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The struggle is real! I currently live in Arizona and I'm working right now, so I gotta stick around for a while.. but if anybody lands in Arizona, hit me up for sure! My situation changes all the time. I made it back here from Boise Idaho. Pedalled half the distance and hitched a few rides the rest of the way. I also biked up and down all over Oregon a while back and couldn't find anybody to tag along. I dig a couple hundred miles that first trip mostly thru Utah by myself. And before that I was homeless in Flagstaff Arizona and couldn't find anybody who wanted to bike around or bike bike out of there. It seems like everyone either has a job or is too lazy to do anything... Few people are down for a serious adventure... If anybody ends up in Arizona late winterr-spring time and wants to put some miles down and have some epic camping experiences, I'm soo down for some good company and conversations. In Oregon I had been living off a bike for a while and covered a couple hundred miles earlier this year. I finally met one dude right after I bought my van and he was going thru court stuff anyways and couldn't leave the area... Since I was getting work consistently, I bought that van and got out a there before rain season... I just got back a few weeks ago... Anyways, I feel your pain bro. A good friend can make a real hard road seem enjoyable.
 
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