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Forum: Touring
03-16-21, 04:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,197
Posted By axolotl

My Bike Friday NWT on top of Mont Ventoux,...

My Bike Friday NWT on top of Mont Ventoux, France, and in Sukhothai, Thailand.
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Forum: Touring
03-16-21, 02:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,197
Posted By axolotl

There are plenty of old threads detailing the...

There are plenty of old threads detailing the many virtues of a Bike Friday. I got my 1st Bike Friday New World Tourist (NWT) 21 years ago, and got a newer NWT Lite (lighter frame for lighter...
Forum: Touring
02-19-21, 02:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 762
Posted By axolotl

It's easy to put together your own touring route....

It's easy to put together your own touring route. France is blessed with 2 great map sources, IGN (Institut Geographique National) & Michelin. My own preference is for the IGN 1:100,000 series, but...
Forum: Touring
12-20-20, 07:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,261
Posted By axolotl

Stay home. In case you haven't heard, there's a...

Stay home. In case you haven't heard, there's a pandemic happening at this time. California currently has a stay at home order in most of the state. Many states require visitors to quarantine for...
Forum: Touring
11-23-20, 06:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,510
Posted By axolotl

I always buy paper maps, but I now supplement...

I always buy paper maps, but I now supplement them with maps.me downloads and google maps. I was touring last year in Colombia, and I spent several hours on my first day getting difficult to obtain...
Forum: Touring
09-07-20, 11:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 612
Posted By axolotl

I toured in Israel unsupported in the previous...

I toured in Israel unsupported in the previous century, so I don't know how useful my comments will be. I would urge you to look up weather data for the country. The climate is similar to the...
Forum: Touring
06-26-20, 05:27 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,564
Posted By axolotl

When did you check, because yesterday, the NPS...

When did you check, because yesterday, the NPS website said:

"Water Fountains and Wells - well pumps are beginning to open, but may not be available in all areas."

Since you can't fly out of CR...
Forum: Touring
06-22-20, 04:34 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,564
Posted By axolotl

I only do searches in these forums using the...

I only do searches in these forums using the "Advanced Search" option.

Search->Advanced Search->Keyword(s): "C&O" (select: Search Titles Only) search in "Touring" forum only: Voila, 127...
03-15-20, 03:42 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 13,086
Posted By axolotl

To be clear, Spain & Italy have banned...

To be clear, Spain & Italy have banned recreational cycling due to the coronavirus outbreak and the resultant current restrictions in both countries on freedom of movement.
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Forum: Touring
03-14-20, 05:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 625
Posted By axolotl

BoltBus goes from NY to Boston. You don't have...

BoltBus goes from NY to Boston. You don't have to dismantle your bike. When I took BoltBus (on a different route), passengers with bikes loaded and unloaded their own bikes. It was very simple.
Forum: Touring
03-08-20, 07:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 501
Posted By axolotl

I wouldn't make any non-refundable travel...

I wouldn't make any non-refundable travel reservations for the time-being until it becomes clearer to what extent the corona virus will affect travel in upcoming months.
Forum: Touring
03-06-20, 07:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 772
Posted By axolotl

The OP wrote: "In any event, comments/critiques...

The OP wrote: "In any event, comments/critiques welcome".

If my post makes folks, including the OP, think twice about the wisdom of spending lots of time creating long videos which few people will...
Forum: Touring
02-24-20, 08:36 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,328
Posted By axolotl

Yes, you can take bikes on Metro. They got rid...

Yes, you can take bikes on Metro. They got rid of the rushhour restrictions on taking bikes on Metro. Each of you will need to buy a reusable "SmarTrip" card for $2, plus whatever value you'll need...
Forum: Touring
10-25-19, 04:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 355
Posted By axolotl

FlippinFlags, last year you asked a bunch of...

FlippinFlags, last year you asked a bunch of questions about touring in Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, & later, the Philippines. A lot of your questions had to do with cheap/free accommodations and...
Forum: Touring
10-15-19, 07:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,128
Posted By axolotl

On the bottom of that ridiculous link are the...

On the bottom of that ridiculous link are the words:

"This information was gathered as part of a (non-scientific) poll carried out on the Bicycle Touring and Bikepacking Facebook page. ...
Forum: Touring
10-13-19, 08:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,292
Posted By axolotl

I've toured extensively in southwestern France...

I've toured extensively in southwestern France and northern Spain. I haven't done the Camino because it has no interest for me, but I've found myself unwittingly along various Camino routes at times....
Forum: Touring
10-12-19, 06:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,128
Posted By axolotl

It's inevitable. Virtually every time that...

It's inevitable. Virtually every time that someone comes here and mentions biking in Latin America and particularly in Mexico, folks who have never biked in Latin America feel compelled to issue...
Forum: Touring
09-02-19, 04:14 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,042
Posted By axolotl

What exactly are you afraid of? I loaded my own...

What exactly are you afraid of? I loaded my own bike twice on BoltBuses, and removed my own bike twice. Easy, quick, & free. Miraculously, the bus didn't flip over and my bike survived unscathed.
Forum: Touring
09-02-19, 04:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,042
Posted By axolotl

Punctuation is a good thing. Try it. What...

Punctuation is a good thing. Try it.

What exactly are you afraid of? I've toured a lot on my expensive bike. That's why I bought my expensive bike. It's gone on buses in several countries in Latin...
Forum: Touring
08-23-19, 09:42 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 12,644
Posted By axolotl

When I was 25, I quit my job and went on an...

When I was 25, I quit my job and went on an open-ended tour that ultimately lasted 14 months and took me to 3 continents. 6 of those months in the middle were mostly not touring. I didn't own a...
Forum: Touring
07-29-19, 12:29 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,947
Posted By axolotl

I don't think the OP ever said anything about...

I don't think the OP ever said anything about wanting to emigrate from the USA or desiring to work.

Also, "as close to the equator as possible" isn't a good plan, either, given what the OP wrote....
Forum: Touring
07-29-19, 11:48 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,413
Posted By axolotl

Besides the fact that the OP is especially...

Besides the fact that the OP is especially seeking paved trails preferably in the Midwest and that some in Minnesota & Ohio have been suggested, even if the OP were to choose the GAP, Frostburg would...
Forum: Touring
07-27-19, 03:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,033
Posted By axolotl

Not sure what to tell you, since I already wrote...

Not sure what to tell you, since I already wrote that that region has uninspiring scenery. I would urge you to stick to minor roads as much as possible. France has an excellent network of them....
Forum: Touring
07-25-19, 12:05 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,947
Posted By axolotl

Please leave your religious beliefs out of this....

Please leave your religious beliefs out of this. This is a bike touring forum.
Forum: Touring
07-20-19, 07:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,033
Posted By axolotl

The first thing you need to know is that the SNCF...

The first thing you need to know is that the SNCF (French national railroad) has made it much more difficult in the past few years to take bikes on trains, especially the TGV trains. Therefore don't...
Forum: Touring
06-12-19, 06:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,382
Posted By axolotl

chrisx, you asked about Nicaragua just 7 months...

chrisx, you asked about Nicaragua just 7 months ago: https://www.bikeforums.net/touring/1159440-nicaragua-bike-tour-2.html
Forum: Touring
05-24-19, 10:08 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,314
Posted By axolotl

Telling touring cyclists to "Be scared" of the...

Telling touring cyclists to "Be scared" of the GAP Trail is asinine. You are trolling, IMO.
Forum: Touring
05-24-19, 05:41 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,314
Posted By axolotl

I rode Pittsburgh->Cumberland and I didn't find...

I rode Pittsburgh->Cumberland and I didn't find the gentle railroad-grade uphill grueling at all. I wouldn't want prospective riders to be scared off by that description.
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-01-19, 08:59 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 14,294
Posted By axolotl

My NWT atop Mont Ventoux in France. ...

My NWT atop Mont Ventoux in France.
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Forum: Touring
04-26-19, 06:59 AM
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