Colleen Welch

79 reviewer rep
0 forum posts
joined Jan 31, 2014

I am a: 58-year-old cycle tourist
Location: Olympia, WA
Occupation: Part-time Bike Tourist


Mountain biking
Gravel riding


Height5' 7"
Weight150 lbs.
Boot/Shoe Size9 1/2 or 10
Jacket/Shirt SizeLarge
Pant SizeMedium

I am an avid cycle tourist. I prefer self-contained bike tours that I have planned myself or with a friend. I've toured solo as often as with a friend. I prefer camping and cooking my own meals to hotels and restaurants. I may like to travel on the cheap, but I'm all about using quality gear. I am fiercely loyal to gear that does the job.

My favorite places are the Oregon Coast, the San Juan and Canadian Gulf Islands, and New Zealand. I did a five week bike tour of both of New Zealand's islands. Next up is a 2 1/2 month bike tour of Europe in Spring and Summer of 2014. Half of the tour will be with a friend, the other half will be solo. After that, I'm planning on cycling the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route from Banff, Alberta to Antelope Wells, New Mexico.

Gear Reviews (3)

user rating: 4 of 5 MSR Hubba Hubba NX 2P 8/13/2014
user rating: 4 of 5 REI Flexlite Chair 3/13/2014
user rating: 5 of 5 Ibex Women's Wool Aire Sweater 1/31/2014