Katy Trail Calling

29 Mar

IMG_3724It’s been almost a year since we last rode the Katy Trail and she’s calling us back!

Our last – and inaugural trip – on the Katy, we used a service to haul our bags to each day’s lodging.  The service also provided for emergency help if needed, fortunately it wasn’t.  It was our first time to bike tour on our own for a week and since we were less than sure about doing it completely self-supported we chose to use them.

Basically we paid big bucks for someone to haul stuff we didn’t need (over-packing is not only in my veins, it runs deep in my husband’s too) and to provide us with promised help we also didn’t need. 

With that trip and another weeklong tour under out belt we feel ready and able to do the Katy Trail on our own this time.  Hauling our own stuff (should take care of any urge to over-pack) and dealing with any emergencies on our own or with help that we manage to scrounge up on the fly.

It isn’t just about the money we will save doing the trip completely on our own, it’s also and even more-so about traveling completely by our own means.  We pedaled our bikes the entire way on our own last year, now we’ll take the next step and carry our own stuff too.

I’m excited at the prospect of doing a self-supported or self-contained as they are sometimes called – bike tour.  Also excited about riding the Katy again.

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Stay tuned, more details to come.

4 Responses to “Katy Trail Calling”

  1. John March 31, 2011 at 8:12 pm #

    Self supported touring is definitely the cat’s meow. The KATY is on my short list of tours. Although we may do the Erie canal again next year.

    • Susan April 2, 2011 at 9:20 am #

      You would love the Katy, it’s the cat’s meow too. What’s the Erie canal trail like?

      • John April 13, 2011 at 5:26 pm #

        The Erie Canal is a really nice ride. #3 son and I did it in 2008. I think we may do it again in 2012. He now lives in Austin and me on Cape Cod.
        We are meeting in NYC in a couple of weeks for the annual Five Boroughs Ride. It’s a really great way to see New York.

        Here is the canal write up.

        • Susan April 13, 2011 at 10:20 pm #

          John, Nice trip report, I enjoyed it. I’d love to do that NY ride, and the great pizza afterwards.

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