i am new to WS and fairly new to biking. I howevr have done a fiar amount of backpacking i various countries. I have gotten into biking for health reasons as I age ( I am almost 54). Backpacks I find are getting tough to haul around and therefore limit where I can travel off the beaten path. I was hoping that biking will help me some with that problem and also aid in exercise while I travel around. As I wouldn't consider myself an advid biker. I am wondering about how fit a person should be before going out on your own into other countries? As I said, this will not be my first rodeo as a traveller, but as a biker it will be.Any advise would be much apprciated.