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Forum: Touring
06-25-18, 11:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 658
Posted By BRUCE NORTHCUTT

Rivers

Follow the rivers. Dordogne, Loire, Rhone, Rhine, Doubs, Neckar, Elbe. The riding is much easier than going cross country and very scenic.
Forum: Touring
01-01-17, 06:17 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 9,671
Posted By BRUCE NORTHCUTT

2017 - Your Touring Plans = Where Are You Going?

River routes in Germany. Two riders. Start in Dusseldorf on July 1 to see first stage of Tour de France 2017. Follow the Elbe River and tributaries until returning to Frankfurt. Trip is to be...
Forum: Touring
01-16-08, 10:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 489
Posted By BRUCE NORTHCUTT

Elvis, Cher, and Becnal. Now that is a sign of...

Elvis, Cher, and Becnal. Now that is a sign of fame! You are infamous, young man. See you in Brittany. Should be getting airline tickets in the next couple of weeks.

Bruce
Forum: Touring
01-06-08, 08:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 556
Posted By BRUCE NORTHCUTT

Thoughs on landing in Paris?

Go to Traveling with Bikes. You will find all the suggestions you need to finalize your plan. This is the link to airports and the miasma of issues faced by others.
...
Forum: Touring
01-06-08, 07:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 865
Posted By BRUCE NORTHCUTT

Motel tour, bike inside motel room?

In Europe, my bike has never slept outside. It always goes to the room or to a secure storage area provided by the lodging host. In Cologne, the owner had us lock our bikes to the table where we...
Forum: Touring
01-04-08, 09:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,738
Posted By BRUCE NORTHCUTT

Touring bicycle boxes Frankfurt airport

There is a place in the airport, near the international ticket counter, where you can store your belongings. The cost is about 6 Euro per night. I stored by bike and box there on a trip in 2004.
...
Forum: Touring
12-22-07, 07:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 706
Posted By BRUCE NORTHCUTT

laptop on tour

Sony Vaio T-150 with 11" screen. It works great, is small enough to carry in the mule bag, and is rugged. I have used it the last three trips and wouldn't leave town without it. WiFi is easy to...
Forum: Touring
12-08-07, 07:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,215
Posted By BRUCE NORTHCUTT

Dordogne River

A suggestion would be to continue to Rocamadour.

BICYCLE: ROCAMADOUR is a must see if you are bicycle tourist. The route recommended in the Jerry Simpson book is a bit hilly, but manageable. I...
Forum: Touring
11-27-07, 07:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 521
Posted By BRUCE NORTHCUTT

Bike path Italy to Hungry?

The Danube trail across Austria is paved and well marked. Very scenic and an enjoyable ride. In Hungary, the trail is very difficult to find. There are very few signs. I had a map and still could...
Forum: Touring
11-02-07, 05:38 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,943
Posted By BRUCE NORTHCUTT

On a laptop it is, FN + ALT, J K 9

On a laptop it is, FN + ALT, J K 9
Forum: Touring
09-09-07, 07:13 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 6,228
Posted By BRUCE NORTHCUTT

Songs that describe the feeling of bicycle touring

George STRAIT - Peace of Mind
http://artists.letssingit.com/george-strait-lyrics-peace-of-mind-3xfq3fr

I go anywhere that ol' wind blows
Down a blacktop road, anytime
No strings attached, no...
Forum: Touring
08-12-07, 08:24 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,082
Posted By BRUCE NORTHCUTT

your expereinces with best/worst states to be a cyclist.

Best - Vermont and North Carolina and France
Worst - My neighborhood
Forum: Touring
07-22-07, 05:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,758
Posted By BRUCE NORTHCUTT

Cycling out of Paris airport?

I rode out of CDG once. Never again. Take the train.

For information on airports, try Traveling With Bikes.
http://www.bikeaccess.net/BikeAccess/default.cfm
Forum: Touring
04-17-07, 06:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 836
Posted By BRUCE NORTHCUTT

Hi folks. I don't work for Home Land Security. ...

Hi folks. I don't work for Home Land Security. Although, I don't understand why there is so much effort to bend the rules. I haven't hurt myself in any trip by inflating my tires when I arrive at...
Forum: Touring
04-16-07, 06:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 836
Posted By BRUCE NORTHCUTT

Airline regulations, is this right???

Please let the air out of your tires. It is not an issue of physics, it is an issue of a false alarm. It is also a rule, a regulation, and just good sense. Bicycle tires do periodically blow out...
Forum: Touring
03-20-07, 05:45 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,015
Posted By BRUCE NORTHCUTT

Avoid Delta Airlines

I too have had all I can take of Delta. My peloton of eight, just bought round trip tickets from various US airports to/from Frankfurt. We are all flying on USAir since they have a reasonable...
Forum: Touring
02-28-07, 07:46 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,015
Posted By BRUCE NORTHCUTT

Trust me. "May" does not mean "IF" with USAir. ...

Trust me. "May" does not mean "IF" with USAir. In total context, it means there is no charge for the bike. "Will" would have been a better word, but I was more concerned with the result than the...
Forum: Touring
02-27-07, 06:48 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,015
Posted By BRUCE NORTHCUTT

TRAVEL WITH BIKES - Please post your travel...

TRAVEL WITH BIKES - Please post your travel information on this web site. It helps the rest of us to have recent facts available. http://www.bikeaccess.net/BikeAccess/default.cfm

DELTA - I was...
Forum: Touring
01-25-07, 06:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 523
Posted By BRUCE NORTHCUTT

I can only respond to the guided trip. It is...

I can only respond to the guided trip. It is worth the expense for the experience and the scenery, but if you want to pedal, you will be going in the wrong direction. It is approximately 37 miles...
Forum: Touring
12-19-06, 06:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,223
Posted By BRUCE NORTHCUTT

Airlines and bikes, am I right to be nervous?

Seven round trips to Europe. No damage to bicycle at any time. Only charged once and that was by Delta Airlines ($100 in Aug 2006).

Take a magic marker and draw a big heart on both sides of the...
Forum: Touring
10-26-06, 07:07 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,202
Posted By BRUCE NORTHCUTT

Touring bike speed

I have the Novara Randonee. I can reach speeds of 22-25 on flat ground. Average 15.0 mph on 494 mile ride on Cycle North Carolina 2006. Rode without panniers, but did have about 10 lbs on the bike...
Forum: Touring
09-19-06, 09:05 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,220
Posted By BRUCE NORTHCUTT

Make your plans based on 10 mph.

Make your plans based on 10 mph.
Forum: Touring
09-19-06, 09:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 566
Posted By BRUCE NORTHCUTT

Flying with Bikes

Delta doesn't even know their own rules. I have made six round trips to Europe with a bicycle boxed, and was not charged for any of the trips. But on the last trip, I left RDU on Aug. 17 for Lyon...
Forum: Touring
08-12-06, 12:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,351
Posted By BRUCE NORTHCUTT

Crossing the Mississippi River

If you are in Missouri, you can use the I-72 bridge from Hannibal MO to Hull IL. It is posted on the bridge that that bicycles are allowed. But, watch the storm drain covers. They are placed 90...
Forum: Touring
06-22-06, 06:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 439
Posted By BRUCE NORTHCUTT

There is a place to store the bikes at the...

There is a place to store the bikes at the Frankfurt airport. I learned the hard way.

http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/journal/page/?o=lt&page_id=25314&v=39

Cost was 6 euro per night per bike.
Forum: Touring
05-18-06, 05:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 997
Posted By BRUCE NORTHCUTT

American Airlines - Baggage charges for bikes

No problems or extra charge for bike, May 2005, Raleigh NC to Gatwick to Madrid. Used AA bike box, sealed it before going to airport. It was not opened by TSA.

AA did not have bike box for...
Forum: Touring
04-30-06, 08:58 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,713
Posted By BRUCE NORTHCUTT

There are two types of cyclists: Touring and...

There are two types of cyclists: Touring and inpedels (infidels)

Be proud - Answers to frequently asked questions:

Do you race? Yes, I beat sunset to the hotel every day.
How fast do you go? ...
Forum: Touring
04-30-06, 08:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 331
Posted By BRUCE NORTHCUTT

Logistics of bike box w/r/t a Yank in Europe

Start here. This is the bible of traveling with bikes.

http://www.bikeaccess.net/BikeAccess/default.cfm

Air France is the first choice for finding a box at the airport. They only charge 6...
Forum: Touring
04-26-06, 05:37 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,805
Posted By BRUCE NORTHCUTT

Name of Bike

Gandydancer - The worker who drives the spikes on the railroad with a long handled spike driver.
Forum: Touring
03-17-06, 07:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,159
Posted By BRUCE NORTHCUTT

Bordeaux to Carcassone The route from...

Bordeaux to Carcassone

The route from Bordeaux to Agen is very scenic and the terrain is fairly easy riding. At Agen, follow the Canal Midi to Carcassone. The route along the canal is also very...
Forum: Touring
03-04-06, 06:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 793
Posted By BRUCE NORTHCUTT

On tour, I carry an insulated water bottle on the...

On tour, I carry an insulated water bottle on the mule bag on the bike rack. I fill it about 1/3 with ice. Use a plastic sandwich wrap bag to hold the insulin bottles and pens from dropping down...
Forum: Touring
02-22-06, 07:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 977
Posted By BRUCE NORTHCUTT

FergusF, The June 4 thru June 12 pages are along...

FergusF, The June 4 thru June 12 pages are along the route you will be taking. They are in reverse order for you since we rode from Gijon to San Sebastian.

http://www.dulcinea.crazyguyonabike.com...
Forum: Touring
02-20-06, 10:24 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,344
Posted By BRUCE NORTHCUTT

Mike, I have a Giant OCR and it has carried me...

Mike, I have a Giant OCR and it has carried me through many tough trips. Get a touring bike that feels good to you and decide what you absolutely have to carry as gear. If this is a credit card...
Forum: Touring
02-19-06, 06:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,216
Posted By BRUCE NORTHCUTT

Cost of living or cost of survival? I thought...

Cost of living or cost of survival? I thought living was on a higher plane than survival. My ancestors fought the British, the French, the Indians, and amongst themselves. They survived the...
Forum: Touring
01-26-06, 06:54 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,263
Posted By BRUCE NORTHCUTT

If you are young and in good health, do BOTH. ...

If you are young and in good health, do BOTH.

Better yet, layout a trip a year, far into the future.

Start with a tour in the U.S. where you are already comfortable with the language,...
Forum: Introductions
01-24-06, 07:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 339
Posted By BRUCE NORTHCUTT

Congratulations from Raleigh (Corner room at the...

Congratulations from Raleigh (Corner room at the "Y")

Here are some events that will propel you to those 3,000 miles per year. Earn it. Get your merit badges.

MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS 150
...
Forum: Touring
01-23-06, 06:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 769
Posted By BRUCE NORTHCUTT

I have 15,000 miles on the Giant. It is a very...

I have 15,000 miles on the Giant. It is a very reliable bike. I am planning my fourth vacation using this bike and would recommend it. The disk brakes have been very useful and reliable.
...
Forum: Touring
01-12-06, 06:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 310
Posted By BRUCE NORTHCUTT

INDULGENCE

INDULGENCE
Forum: Touring
01-11-06, 03:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 310
Posted By BRUCE NORTHCUTT

Camino De Santiago 206 Aug-sep

CAMINO DE SANTIAGO
Seeking riding partner(s) for 1,000 mile bicyle pilgrimage. Start in Lyon France about Aug. 20, 2006 and end in Santiago Spain about 28 days later. Twenty riding days, averaging...
Forum: Touring
12-09-05, 06:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 560
Posted By BRUCE NORTHCUTT

Frankfurt to Mainz - There is a bicycle trail...

Frankfurt to Mainz - There is a bicycle trail from Frankfurt to Mainz along the Main River where it connects to the Rhine.

Mainz - Cologne - There is a trail all along this route.

Cannot speak...
Forum: Touring
11-17-05, 08:19 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,805
Posted By BRUCE NORTHCUTT

"He spent four days deliberating over what name...

"He spent four days deliberating over what name he would give the horse, for (as he said to himself) it was not right that the horse of so famous a knight should remain without a name. So after...
Forum: Touring
11-17-05, 08:13 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,368
Posted By BRUCE NORTHCUTT

Summary rule of thumb: US Domestic flights =...

Summary rule of thumb:
US Domestic flights = $80/each way to take bike in box as luggage
International flights = no charge to take the bike as luggage

Bike boxes (cardboard) purchased from the...
Forum: Touring
11-11-05, 02:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 771
Posted By BRUCE NORTHCUTT

See if this answers some of your questions about...

See if this answers some of your questions about Spain. Just remember, in the mountains, 80% of Spain is pain!

http://www.dulcinea.crazyguyonabike.com

Bruce Northcutt, Raleigh, NC
Forum: Touring
10-21-05, 06:48 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,210
Posted By BRUCE NORTHCUTT

I have two bikes, one with disk brakes. The disk...

I have two bikes, one with disk brakes. The disk brakes are better. I can get stopped quicker and in a shorter distance. For may own safety, I'll go with disk brakes and let the wrench at the bike...
Forum: Touring
10-19-05, 06:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 626
Posted By BRUCE NORTHCUTT

Lonely Planet has a FREE email service with an...

Lonely Planet has a FREE email service with an additional feature, Travel Vault. In the vault, you can store your important documents and retrieve the information over the internet. I keep my...
Forum: Touring
10-19-05, 06:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 661
Posted By BRUCE NORTHCUTT

Passport, yes. Condition, well used and very...

Passport, yes. Condition, well used and very ragged after going through the washer and dryer in Toulouse.

http:/www.dulcinea.crazyguyonabike.com
Forum: Touring
10-11-05, 09:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 660
Posted By BRUCE NORTHCUTT

I was there all seven glorius days. Did any of...

I was there all seven glorius days. Did any of you pass me? I was on the lookout for name tags but don't specifically remember seeing you guys.

I think the 3 days of rain made it the toughest...
Forum: Touring
09-30-05, 08:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 660
Posted By BRUCE NORTHCUTT

I fit the model of "friends in low places" so I...

I fit the model of "friends in low places" so I had to include him. Wild Horses keep dragging me away.
Forum: Touring
09-30-05, 08:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 660
Posted By BRUCE NORTHCUTT

Another week off? Hey, that sounds like a better...

Another week off? Hey, that sounds like a better plan than mine. Checking the vacation and sick leave records right now.
Forum: Touring
09-29-05, 08:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 660
Posted By BRUCE NORTHCUTT

Willie, Waylon, Garth, Steve Earle, Yoakum, and...

Willie, Waylon, Garth, Steve Earle, Yoakum, and George.

You know, real country songs.

If you miss your Wilmington ride, I can get you back to Raleigh, but probably not Asheville.

gBN
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