a type of bicycle with the capacity to carry gear on racks mounted to the front and rear of the bicycle frame
Touring bicycles are available in many different types, such as road, trail, recumbent and tandem.
Maybe this first and most forcefully got my attention in tornado alley but it continues.
I lived in tornado alley for 30 years and I was lucky because my house was always on the outskirts.
As a child of tornado alley myself, I endorse the sentiment in this American Prospect piece by Monica Potts.