You don't need shit, a change in mentality

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Having a sign or not, a geared up bicycle is a statement to those who chose to live a very different life compared to the ones on this forum. Having a sign like that just helps you not having to repeat yourself to every single person who inquires. From my experience as well, traveling by bicycle gave me more positive experiences with strangers than walking / hitch hiking, because a bicycle is something most people can understand. Most people have had that thought while riding a bicycle, what if i didn't have to turn around? What would happen if I just kept riding totally unprepared? Less people have the courage to actually find out.

Keep the pedal to the medal and the rubber on the road.
 
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Having a sign or not, a geared up bicycle is a statement to those who chose to live a very different life compared to the ones on this forum. Having a sign like that just helps you not having to repeat yourself to every single person who inquires. From my experience as well, traveling by bicycle gave me more positive experiences with strangers than walking / hitch hiking, because a bicycle is something most people can understand. Most people have had that thought while riding a bicycle, what if i didn't have to turn around? What would happen if I just kept riding totally unprepared? Less people have the courage to actually find out.

Keep the pedal to the medal and the rubber on the road.
I don't want people giving me anything of they think I am a homebum or whatever, basically he reason why I do have signs
 

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Well... you really dont need anything until you really do. Sometimes you really need something you dont have or have already gotten rid of. I think fear of that is one of the factors that creates horders.

As a side note, you forgot one thing you really need that isn't on your list... human interaction. I did about two months on the road (headed up the Al-Can) without talking to almost anybody then another month in a forest without speaking or seeing anyone in any way. That month brought out the darkest shit in my soul... nearly killed me. Self introspection is great n all but I sure as hell wouldent recomend that path... people need people...
 
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