Remember, life is better by bike, so let’s go riding.
I don’t intend to preach to you, but you must be at least semi-serious about cycling a little further than the corner store (if they still exist in your part of the world), here are several links that reflect (warts and all) on my own touring experiences:
Were you like me? Did you turn your back on the trusty bike in your mid-late teens, leaving it neglected in the back of the shed for many years until after the kids had left home and you had a little “me ” time again?
This was definitely my story, but now, in my early sixties I have made peace with this neglected companion and as time allows, we are happily exploring Australia together.
Why don’t you come along for the ride and perhaps even get your own tour started?