In 2012 I took my bicycle to Buffalo, New York, with a well-planned intention to ride it to Albany. This was something that was in planning for months. I was going to do it alone without any kind of support following me from camp to camp. The equipment requirements were all new to me and I researched to find the best gear for me. It was going to be necessary to sleep and eat along the way. I needed to be prepared for a reasonable amount of bad weather. All went well and the trip was a success for me personally. Read the travelogue here.