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Forum: Touring
10-23-22, 02:45 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,465
Posted By HobbesOnTour

In all fairness when someone says "South" I think...

In all fairness when someone says "South" I think south, not east.

I also said to get to the East coast requires crossing mountains. Your route is vague but I'm guessing you mean the Southern...
Forum: Touring
10-23-22, 02:36 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,465
Posted By HobbesOnTour

Tereul to Valencia is a rail trail, downhill bit...

Tereul to Valencia is a rail trail, downhill bit with some tricky, deep gravel at times. The issue will be getting to Tereul. There's somes wonderful riding in that area - glorious mountains and...
Forum: Touring
10-22-22, 11:38 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,465
Posted By HobbesOnTour

I'm confused. Barcelona is not on the Southern...

I'm confused. Barcelona is not on the Southern Coast. To get to the East coast from Sevilla will require hitting some mountains. They're more an issue than wind.

Don't expect to do too much...
Forum: Touring
08-12-22, 08:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 745
Posted By HobbesOnTour

As far as I know the LF2 route has been...

As far as I know the LF2 route has been discontinued.
It still exists but there's no signage and no official gpx files I believe.

For routing in Europe (and finding campsites)...
Forum: Touring
12-09-21, 08:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 874
Posted By HobbesOnTour

Depending on your knowledge/skills/attitude an...

Depending on your knowledge/skills/attitude an alternative would be to buy a second hand MTB in CDMX and ride that.
There is no shortage of second hand bikes that would make decent touring bikes...
Forum: Touring
11-14-21, 09:35 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 9,075
Posted By HobbesOnTour

I think you're nuts. I'm all for encouraging...

I think you're nuts.

I'm all for encouraging people to get out on their bikes and have adventures but you seem to be ignoring the answers to your questions, especially in relation to budget.

I...
Forum: Touring
11-09-21, 07:22 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 9,075
Posted By HobbesOnTour

Much of it is dirt or gravel is a bit of an...

Much of it is dirt or gravel is a bit of an overstatement.
The vast, vast majority of it is well surfaced. Routes through forests and national parks can be unpaved but generally suitable for all...
Forum: Touring
11-07-21, 06:53 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 9,075
Posted By HobbesOnTour

I've camped & toured in NL in the winter and...

I've camped & toured in NL in the winter and loved it! But I lived there and they rarely lasted more than a long weekend.

There are campsites open (not many so distance can be a challenge) with...
Forum: Touring
10-23-21, 08:24 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,156
Posted By HobbesOnTour

I used to have an Elemnt (now a Roam) but paired...

I used to have an Elemnt (now a Roam) but paired with Osmand (an app) it has all the maps I need.
Basically, I use Osmand for the maps, plot a route, save as a gpx file and send it to the gps unit. ...
Forum: Touring
09-24-21, 08:58 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,372
Posted By HobbesOnTour

With the greatest of respect to the OP, touring...

With the greatest of respect to the OP, touring by numbers is only one way to tour and would not be my way of touring. Getting away from numbers is why I tour.

I toured merrily for years without...
Forum: Touring
06-29-21, 08:21 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,465
Posted By HobbesOnTour

Have you had a look at CrazyGuyOnABike? Lots of...

Have you had a look at CrazyGuyOnABike?
Lots of people alternate camping & hotels.

Another source of routes is RideWithGPS you can look around particular areas.
Having a few nerves at the start...
Forum: Touring
06-13-21, 03:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,635
Posted By HobbesOnTour

A disadvantage of a rackbag is that it limits...

A disadvantage of a rackbag is that it limits access to the two panniers, therefore whatever you may need during the day should be in the rackpack.

Personally, I prefer the balance of 4 panniers,...
Forum: Touring
05-30-21, 04:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,379
Posted By HobbesOnTour

Yes I don't know the tyres but they appear to...

Yes
I don't know the tyres but they appear to be tubeless ready. If your wheels are not equipped to be tubeless then you are overpaying in my book.

Remember, this is mainly a US forum. Your ride...
Forum: Touring
05-29-21, 09:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,379
Posted By HobbesOnTour

It's perfectly normal to have doubts and see them...

It's perfectly normal to have doubts and see them bubble up in a quest for the "perfect" bike. (After that it Will be the perfect tent, stove, clothing, handlebarbag, gps etc. You may never get on...
Forum: Touring
04-07-21, 10:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,709
Posted By HobbesOnTour

I just did a test there and I could create a...

I just did a test there and I could create a route on the fly on my android phone in Komoot and download the gpx.
Now, the quality of that route I'm not going to debate.
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The relevant point...
Forum: Touring
04-01-21, 03:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,709
Posted By HobbesOnTour

It really is horses for courses and of course, a...

It really is horses for courses and of course, a route is subjective. I might like mine, you may hate it.

At home (NL) Komoot refused to take me on quiet and intetesting routes, preferring side of...
Forum: Touring
03-08-21, 06:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,910
Posted By HobbesOnTour

It's a wonderful idea and you wouldn't be the...

It's a wonderful idea and you wouldn't be the first to come up with it.

Can you do it without experience and with little or no planning? Yes. The question becomes will you be successful and enjoy...
Forum: Touring
12-10-19, 08:27 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,956
Posted By HobbesOnTour

You're loading up your bike & you're getting out...

You're loading up your bike & you're getting out there. That already puts you ahead of a whole lot of people, if you want to look at things that way. Personally I think mentality is more important...
Forum: Touring
12-01-19, 06:22 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,956
Posted By HobbesOnTour

Fair play to you! I think you're downplaying...

Fair play to you!

I think you're downplaying what you achieved, which is a shame.

You packed up and you got out there! I'll bet there's many, many people reading this forum who have never done...
Forum: Touring
11-12-19, 10:10 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 8,797
Posted By HobbesOnTour

For what it's worth I think the most important...

For what it's worth I think the most important thing in your toolkit is your head.

For some people what's a showstopper is a minor irritant to others, or maybe even a challenge!

Nothing wrong...
Forum: Touring
11-07-19, 07:51 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 10,098
Posted By HobbesOnTour

I don't like to use the word training. To me it...

I don't like to use the word training. To me it implies a focus on the physical preparation of cycling.

A bike tour, in my world, is about far more than the cycling. Yes, we need to be able to...
Forum: Touring
10-13-19, 06:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,476
Posted By HobbesOnTour

Hi, First of all, good luck with your...

Hi,
First of all, good luck with your retirement and a Camino is a great way to begin!

To be boring, before deciding what route to follow, I'd suggest having a think about what your goal is - do...
Forum: Touring
08-21-19, 12:49 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 10,210
Posted By HobbesOnTour

I can't agree with it's a mad, mad, mad world -...

I can't agree with it's a mad, mad, mad world - most especially not from the saddle of a bike. I don't know when was the last time you went on tour for more than a few days away from home, but the...
Forum: Touring
08-20-19, 02:37 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 10,210
Posted By HobbesOnTour

I'm sorry, but describing a solo self supported...

I'm sorry, but describing a solo self supported cross country bike tour as "crazy" in the bike touring forum is an ..... interesting tack to take.


When you say avoiding trouble, do you have...
Forum: Touring
08-19-19, 01:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,784
Posted By HobbesOnTour

You are using the term "bike packing" which can...

You are using the term "bike packing" which can mean different things to different people. And you say that you are trying to "figure out" what to purchase and then to "try them out".

Based on...
Forum: Touring
08-12-19, 01:36 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,654
Posted By HobbesOnTour

Based on the fact that you want to head off and...

Based on the fact that you want to head off and live off your bicycle for an undefined time, then yes, you are making some poor choices. Not that the idea is intrinsically bad, but your preparation...
Forum: Touring
08-10-19, 07:15 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,654
Posted By HobbesOnTour

If only there was a document that outlined what...

If only there was a document that outlined what was covered and any exceptions to that cover, what the terms and conditions are. You'd think someone in the insurance industry would think of something...
Forum: Touring
07-30-19, 09:52 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 10,836
Posted By HobbesOnTour

Well, that's just dumb. Visas certainly,...

Well, that's just dumb.


Visas certainly, finances, insurance, language, culture and psychology. There is a vast difference between a typical cycle tour with defined beginning and ending and an...
Forum: Touring
07-30-19, 08:52 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 10,836
Posted By HobbesOnTour

jeez! The point I was trying to make and...

jeez!

The point I was trying to make and clearly failing was that most people on this forum do not tour in the style that you plan on touring.
Therefore, for your specific needs with respect to...
Forum: Touring
07-29-19, 04:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,893
Posted By HobbesOnTour

Well, it's easy for us to discuss, but the owner...

Well, it's easy for us to discuss, but the owner has made it very clear that he does not want to go down that route.

However, it is very clear that the current system is not working. The...
Forum: Touring
07-04-19, 12:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,127
Posted By HobbesOnTour

Well done on your first tour! I never train...

Well done on your first tour!

I never train - but sometimes I do practise. Load up the panniers and go off for a day, have a picnic, test out the stove, try out whatever needs to be tried out.
...
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