Wow, I did the same kind of bike ride in 1988. I had only what was on my bike. Travelers checks dude. That’s how long ago it was.Shoot. All I needed to go on a 1 month road trip was my bicycle with panniers, 30 pounds of camping gear and a hundred and fifty bucks (US). Equipment research was magazines, local shops and mail order catalogs. Route planning was library books an AAA maps/travel guides. Communication of location and life with my parents was refused payphone call from person with name = current location.
I sometime think about how I got through life before the "benefit" of having the internet. In reality were better off in a LOT of ways.
Overchoice takes place when the advantages of diversity and individualization are canceled by the complexity of buyer's decision-making process - Alvin Toffler, Future Shock, 1971