I see everyone with their fancy, high tek bikes and all the wheel mounts, and luggage made for wheels etc.
My question is has anyone done this with a regular schwinn hybrid like this one, which is all I have:
Or is a high teck road/hybrid bike a huge difference ?
Also if I use an Osprey backpack instead of the mounts on the back would that be ok or will it be much harder? Also what about sleeping in tents in winter and biking through ice, snow etc? Road bikes with thin tires must be worse ?
Any help would be much appreciated and also hosts if I decide to do this on back roads and trails without pollution.