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Forum: Touring
06-02-24, 03:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 329
Posted By Randonnee

Thank you for the information. I called the Alma...

Thank you for the information. I called the Alma hotels and found a place that will hold our bikes while we do the kayak overnight excursion (that is about an hours drive away). We will stay at that...
Forum: Touring
05-02-24, 05:42 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,632
Posted By Ron Damon

Day 0

Arrived in Incheon.

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Checking in at Ngurah Rai airport in Bali
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Forum: Touring
04-23-24, 06:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,554
Posted By Aushiker

Yep, it was. This was inland in the Gasycone...

Yep, it was. This was inland in the Gasycone region, all dirt riding. It was about five days between water supply and 20 days to the next opportunity to resupply.
Forum: Touring
04-23-24, 06:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,632
Posted By Ron Damon

I originally came to SEAsia where I've now lived...

I originally came to SEAsia where I've now lived for over two decades in January 2001 to work for the UN in East Timor. I managed to visit Oecussi (and all other districts) for work related matters...
Forum: Touring
04-16-24, 05:19 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,802
Posted By ericoseveins

So interesting, thank you. A human (who...

So interesting, thank you. A human (who presumably wanted another human to successfully execute this bike ride) would perceive this task very differently, prioritizing descriptions of places that...
Forum: Touring
03-28-24, 09:31 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,802
Posted By john m flores

Yeah, as a writer, I'm watching the evolution...

Yeah, as a writer, I'm watching the evolution keenly. I've played around with it, and it produced cliche-filled, hackneyed writing. That's to be expected; drivel in, drivel out. But people using it...
Forum: Touring
03-26-24, 08:56 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,629
Posted By gauvins

Minimal if at all. Tent's purpose if to protect...

Minimal if at all. Tent's purpose if to protect from the elements (wind and rain). The difference in warmth between a bivy vs an arena is inconsequential.

If you are concerned WRT to the warmth of...
Forum: Touring
03-23-24, 10:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 775
Posted By Yan

I replaced the Fiber Fix with a real spoke today...

I replaced the Fiber Fix with a real spoke today after 1900 km. It required tightening 3 times during the first week due to stretch, but after that it stabilized and never stretched further.
Forum: Touring
02-04-24, 11:22 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 12,477
Posted By adventurepdx

I've used the sleeper cars in Amtrak and this is...

I've used the sleeper cars in Amtrak and this is my experience:

Roomette, the smallest/cheapest: Ain't no way a full-size bike is going to fit in there. A folding bike in folding mode may, but...
Forum: Touring
01-19-24, 08:58 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,072
Posted By indyfabz

+1. I have a long weekend route to a place that I...

+1. I have a long weekend route to a place that I have gone to more times than I can remember. It still beats a good day at work. But I retired today, so I will no longer be able to make that...
Forum: Touring
12-20-23, 07:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,906
Posted By axolotl

I think you're confusing northern Chile/northern...

I think you're confusing northern Chile/northern Argentina with Patagonia, which is in the southern part of both countries. The roads are not particularly high in Patagonia.
Forum: Touring
12-18-23, 11:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,619
Posted By fruitappel

This is the bike I bought, really enjoying it :) ...

This is the bike I bought, really enjoying it :)
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Forum: Touring
12-06-23, 02:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,206
Posted By axolotl

The simplest solution may be to fly to Perpignan...

The simplest solution may be to fly to Perpignan near your friends. Leave the case at their place. Then take a train with your bike to your first starting point. Of course, you're going to have to...
Forum: Touring
11-12-23, 01:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,289
Posted By afrowheels

A belated update

In case anyone wonders what happened.

I didn't make it through the pass because it stayed closed for a week, so I cycled up pretty close to it and then turned back (after spending a couple of days...
Forum: Touring
11-04-23, 08:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,317
Posted By gauvins

Contact via email. Works well

Contact via email. Works well
Forum: Touring
11-03-23, 07:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,317
Posted By pdlamb

Has the park reopened yet? Anyhow, for a day...

Has the park reopened yet?

Anyhow, for a day ride, pick a parking lot. If you're going to be gone overnight or longer, talk to a ranger about where you could park, and how long you expect to be...
Forum: Touring
10-19-23, 03:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 743
Posted By Roughstuff

Beautiful country with awesome scenery and...

Beautiful country with awesome scenery and obviously, history. I crossed in from Greece and spent a day or two in Istanbul, then rode over to Kastamanou to see the total eclipse (this was fall 1999)....
Forum: Touring
10-01-23, 02:52 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,189
Posted By HobbesOnTour

abdon , I think your idea is very interesting and...

abdon , I think your idea is very interesting and definitely has potential.I also think your thread is a good example of why I rarely bother to read or post here. On a touring forum, a place for...
Forum: Touring
09-01-23, 11:25 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,213
Posted By cyccommute

The answer to your thread title is “poorly”. ...

The answer to your thread title is “poorly”. Your experience is not out of the norm for rain riding. Gore-Tex and other breathable rain gear works wonderfully if you are sitting around in the rain....
Forum: Touring
08-27-23, 07:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,357
Posted By Paul_P

Almost ready

I wish to express my gratitude towards all of you bike tourers who have taken the time to write down so much information and experience to share with people like me who are thinking about getting...
Forum: Touring
08-20-23, 02:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 824
Posted By raybo

Photos from my recent ride in Italy and Switzerland

In July, 2023, I did an 18 day tour of Northern Italy and Switzerland. Of the over 1250 photos I took, I've selected about 55. (https://www.biketouringtips.com/showTipComments.php?tipID=2619) I rode...
Forum: Touring
08-17-23, 06:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 818
Posted By indyfabz

Yep. I volunteered to be downsized in the wake...

Yep. I volunteered to be downsized in the wake of an acquisition of my employer so I could ride across the U.S. It was my first ever unsupported tour, and I had never camped a day in my life. I was...
Forum: Touring
08-16-23, 03:38 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,029
Posted By Steve B.

I have never heard this kind of advice given....

I have never heard this kind of advice given. Might have worked for you, but going what is essentially 2 frame sizes up from what might otherwise be a good fit, just to gain chainstay clearance is...
Forum: Touring
08-09-23, 10:17 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,491
Posted By john m flores

Perhaps it would be wise to start small, i. e.,...

Perhaps it would be wise to start small, i. e., some weekend rides with a local club. The stakes are low there. Or maybe a local charity ride just to be around people. I've done those things and...
Forum: Touring
08-09-23, 06:11 PM
Replies: 2,118
Views: 434,728
Posted By djb

Quiet country road in northern Scotland ...

Quiet country road in northern Scotland
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Scotland
Forum: Touring
07-31-23, 05:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,916
Posted By PedalingWalrus

It was a wild ride for sure. More challenging...

It was a wild ride for sure. More challenging than last year when I did it. Some veterans I have befriended said it was the hardest they ever remember. The heat days were quite dangerous to those who...
Forum: Touring
07-28-23, 11:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,916
Posted By mstateglfr

I did Ames - Des Moines and Des Moines - Tama...

I did Ames - Des Moines and Des Moines - Tama yesterday.
Sad that I couldnt do the whole week with the team I have been part of for the last 7 years, but life wasnt going to allow that this year,...
Forum: Touring
07-27-23, 05:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,529
Posted By Tourist in MSN

You plan to put 400 pounds on a bike trailer, for...

You plan to put 400 pounds on a bike trailer, for touring? Are you serious?
Forum: Touring
07-15-23, 02:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,445
Posted By gna

Update: Well, the air cleared for the last two...

Update:
Well, the air cleared for the last two weeks. I left Monday and got home yesterday afternoon, just in time for the latest Air Quality Alert for today/tomorrow.
Forum: Touring
07-09-23, 04:39 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,491
Posted By staehpj1

Have you run an ad asking about a companion on...

Have you run an ad asking about a companion on specific tours? I met folks who have had success with that on the Trans America. It is not easy to find a good match who is interested.

Maybe you...
Forum: Touring
06-21-23, 01:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,168
Posted By plasticmaam12

Original poster, here. Thanks for all of the...

Original poster, here. Thanks for all of the help. The bridge being open seems to be the default state, at least for this time of year. The bridge remained open,and I saw no barge traffic during the...
Forum: Touring
06-06-23, 07:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,094
Posted By indyfabz

iBoss is blocking the link at work. You sure...

iBoss is blocking the link at work.

You sure this is a legit site? The address says Phoenix, IL. The zip code is for Chicago. Phoeniz, IL is about 20 miles south of Chicago.

The "About Us"...
Forum: Touring
04-29-23, 05:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 474
Posted By irc

Always Nice When Maps Arrive

Given my sister posted two seperate birthday cards to my wife and neither card has arrived here 7 miles away after several weeks I was impressed when my Adventure Cycling maps made it from Montana to...
Forum: Touring
04-22-23, 08:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,137
Posted By indyfabz

We’re going to get a dose of spring in Philly...

We’re going to get a dose of spring in Philly this coming week after above normal temperatures. People are going to think 60s are cold. :lol:

Rainy (we need it) tonight. Hopefully things will turn...
Forum: Touring
04-21-23, 05:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,137
Posted By TiHabanero

Mev, if you pass through the Grand Rapids,...

Mev, if you pass through the Grand Rapids, Michigan area on your way up to Lansing, you have a place to stay. In the house or pitch a tent in the backyard, my wife and I welcome you. PM me if we can...
Forum: Touring
03-20-23, 08:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,658
Posted By afrowheels

In the end I did it without further information,...

In the end I did it without further information, since I had enough reports that it would be possible to get through.

For the benefit of anyone else doing this route soon, here's some information....
Forum: Touring
03-10-23, 11:30 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 8,410
Posted By gauvins

I would argue that as things stand today, there...

I would argue that as things stand today, there isn't enough traffic on this sub to justify further distinctions. Moreover, as should be clear from the comments in this thread, there's no clear...
Forum: Touring
02-05-23, 06:27 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,297
Posted By indyfabz

I was transferred to a rehab place last week and...

I was transferred to a rehab place last week and immediately started looking for a better one. Still not eating solid food or walking. Guessing I should cancel the Easter weekend trip.

Had it not...
Forum: Touring
02-04-23, 01:04 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 12,477
Posted By adventurepdx

From your proposed start point of Solvang, I'm...

From your proposed start point of Solvang, I'm guessing that you'd take Amtrak up to SLO, correct? If so, you'd be taking the Pacific Surfliner. Unlike most of the other Amtrak routes, where bikes...
Forum: Touring
02-02-23, 05:50 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,431
Posted By djb

Our high tomorrow will be -24c, wind chill will...

Our high tomorrow will be -24c, wind chill will be -30, -40, so not fun. Not sure if I'll bike to an early morning dentist appt....
Forum: Touring
02-02-23, 11:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,049
Posted By indyfabz

Hiawatha and NorPac. ...

Hiawatha and NorPac.


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Forum: Touring
01-24-23, 05:11 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,297
Posted By datlas

Good news! My friend got an email from Indy. He...

Good news! My friend got an email from Indy. He is still in the hospital but obviously doing better since he can email. My hope is he pops in here soon.
Forum: Touring
01-22-23, 03:48 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,297
Posted By datlas

I can confirm via a mutual friend that he is in...

I can confirm via a mutual friend that he is in the hospital, I am told with a heart valve infection and I am told it’s VERY serious.

Please think positive thoughts and/or prayers for our cycling...
Forum: Touring
01-18-23, 10:32 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,297
Posted By stardognine

Where's indyfabz?

I'm thinking most likely on another tour, but he usually checks in here pretty regularly.

I know he was getting a little tired of the arguing that goes on in these threads sometimes, not just in...
Forum: Touring
08-09-22, 08:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 515
Posted By shirlbee

Thanks for the link to your journal. Feeling the...

Thanks for the link to your journal. Feeling the feels, that was such an important trip for me in 2005. It was my first multi-day ride, and I met great people, and the vibe was so nice. Done many...
Forum: Touring
10-11-21, 01:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,270
Posted By David.MPB

Alright, so I encountered some loss of cell...

Alright, so I encountered some loss of cell signal and was also running behind and was very concerned about PawPaw and..... needless to say I neglected to keep up with he the somewhat daily postings...
Forum: Touring
03-06-21, 12:03 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,039
Posted By djb

Bob, another thing I've always enjoyed on bike...

Bob, another thing I've always enjoyed on bike trips, no matter which country, is talking with fellow travelers in campgrounds, people in stores, restaurants, you name it. People and the world are...
Forum: Touring
12-02-20, 01:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,422
Posted By 10 Wheels

One can Tour on any bike. Fred here did ,2000...

One can Tour on any bike.
Fred here did ,2000 miles on a $60 bike camping the entire ride....
Forum: Touring
11-27-20, 08:10 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,804
Posted By djb

PW good comeback with the tandem shot btw!

PW
good comeback with the tandem shot btw!
Forum: Touring
07-09-20, 06:59 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 9,117
Posted By djb

[QUOTE=mev;21574235]At the risk of being too...

[QUOTE=mev;21574235]At the risk of being too political, I am curious of one aspect from the Canadian's who have identified as such in this string.

How much do you see more of a unified "Canadian"...
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