My wife and I are relatively new to bicycle touring (spring of 2011), but to date we've taken several tours including the Columbia Gorge, Willamette Valley Scenic Bikeway, the Oregon coast and the big island of Hawai'i. We really have enjoy this form of travel and plan to do much more of it in the future.
Our efforts to learn about bicycle touring have been greatly enhanced by the journal entries on CGOAB. I have decided to create journals of our trips as a way of adding to the collective information that is CGOAB. Additionally, I have found that the journaling process is a great way to download my thinking so I am more ready for the next day of riding. Journalling can also be a great way to pre-plan a trip and put some organization to the process.