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Buy knee warmers.
They keep your knees warm. Which is a life-safer. Plus, they're versatile, light, and easy to put on and off during cycling trips.
Spread your cash
When traveling, hide some spare cash in different spots. Credit card lost? Wallet stolen? Travelers cheques' signature messed up? You couldn't care less!
Just don't. Really. I mean it. It's stupid. Really stupid. So don't. I did. It's stupid.
Squat like a champ
Na chair in sight? No problem, just squat! Use cases: act like a local, camping, fix your bike, toilets (India, China, French campsites), and many more!
Listen to your bike.
Find bicycle noises by asking: When, where, what, dangerous or not? Regular = chain, gears, wheels. Irregular = everything else. Fix, if life-threatening.
Play the game
In Germany, some health insurances pay for your (expensive) vaccination, depending on which country you go to. Do the math …
Make sure to get your vaccinations early—some of it takes weeks to apply and you probably don't want it injected all at once …
First rule: Take it easy.
No one was born a traveller, so just start somehow. Hop on your bike, it'll work out fine (you'll learn from mistakes and eventually get better).