ossie wrote:Xilter wrote:Reading this fills me with despair. I’d LOVE to do a tour. But there is no way my wife would be remotely interested. So I don’t think it will ever happen.
I've been married for 30 years and have been touring for the 8.....alone
I try to encourage her to come along (no really) but the good lady refuses.
As for tours , I've done several tours of Southern / SW England. Two longish tours.
Spain back to the UK over the Pyrenees in 2011
Dorset - Harwich - Hook of Holland down the Rhine to Switzerland - back up Loire to Angers - St Malo -2400 km /1500 miles
Various tours of Northern France.
All fully loaded with a tent / cooking gear. Nothing this year as life got in the way. Although the longer tours were challenging in their own different ways I find a week or so in France gives me the same buzz without the hassle of being away from the family for extended periods.
Its a balancing act.
You are so spot on...Balancing act!..I love the whole experience of cycle touring, even when it is a complete pain...Simply because it is my thing.My wife will do it,,if if it flat,,,ish,,,nice hotel at end of it,,etc etc,,it makes planning not impossible,,but more challenging..I do not fancy divorce!!