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Forum: Touring
12-07-23, 09:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 508
Posted By raybo

I spent 2 weeks or so riding one day in Wales and...

I spent 2 weeks or so riding one day in Wales and the rest in Ireland in August, 2022. (detailed journal here (https://www.biketouringtips.com/showJournalPages.php?jid=67)). I didn't camp at all, as...
Forum: Touring
12-06-23, 08:20 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,344
Posted By raybo

Are you a member of warmshowers or couchsurfing?...

Are you a member of warmshowers or couchsurfing? I've used both to find people who are willing to store a hard-sided bike box. I've also used hotels, as was suggested Tourist in MSN. I've never done...
Forum: Touring
11-08-23, 08:54 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,227
Posted By raybo

I have 2 touring bikes. One is a Bike Friday New...

I have 2 touring bikes. One is a Bike Friday New World Tourist and the other is a Waterford Adventure Cycle with S&S couplers. Both can be disassembled (Waterford) or folded (BikeFriday) and put into...
Forum: Touring
10-22-23, 08:18 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,609
Posted By raybo

I rode on the Adige River trail in July, 2023....

I rode on the Adige River trail in July, 2023. This trail is part of Eurovelo 7 that runs from Malta (Sicily, really) north to Norway. It is an off-road paved trail that follows the Adige river from...
Forum: Touring
09-26-23, 08:46 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,594
Posted By raybo

Is your idea just to rent a bike or to provide a...

Is your idea just to rent a bike or to provide a more complete bike touring service. I can see a need for more than just a bike. People may need panniers, possibly tents and sleeping bags, along with...
Forum: Touring
09-15-23, 07:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,103
Posted By raybo

I wrote a guide to biking from SF to LA...

I wrote a guide to biking from SF to LA (https://www.biketouringtips.com/showTipComments.php?tipID=2130) that might interest you. It doesn't talk about training, but does provide an overview of the...
Forum: Touring
08-22-23, 06:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 717
Posted By raybo

In a past bike tour, I rode from Bassano del...

In a past bike tour, I rode from Bassano del Grappa (ultimately, Milan) up the Brenta to Trento, spending the night in Primolano. This time, we came over the Scala del Primolano, the set of...
Forum: Touring
08-20-23, 02:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 717
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, 12:15 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,487
Posted By raybo

I have a Showers Pass rain jacket that truly does...

I have a Showers Pass rain jacket that truly does keep my dry without sweating. A great piece of gear. I also have some old REI rain pants that I use.

But, for me, the key is keeping my shoes and...
Forum: Touring
06-14-23, 07:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 834
Posted By raybo

In the past I listed specific dates and got lots...

In the past I listed specific dates and got lots of feedback about that not being a safe thing to do on a public internet forum. It seemed like good advice.
Forum: Touring
05-26-23, 08:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 539
Posted By raybo

I had a customize frame bag made: ...

I had a customize frame bag made:
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I wrote an article about the...
Forum: Touring
03-09-23, 09:37 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,501
Posted By raybo

I have a Bike Friday New World Tourist and a...

I have a Bike Friday New World Tourist and a Waterford Adventurecycle (S&S couplers). The Bike Friday lives in the UK while the Waterford is in the US. The one I tour with depends on the continent...
Forum: Touring
02-20-23, 08:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 308
Posted By raybo

I'll second what axototl wrote. I recommend going...

I'll second what axototl wrote. I recommend going more southerly from Paris (assuming you don't want to visit D-Day beaches). The Dordogne and, especially, the Lot river gorges are fabulous riding....
Forum: Touring
02-18-23, 09:11 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,291
Posted By raybo

I have a metal dog tag (one actually for dogs)...

I have a metal dog tag (one actually for dogs) that I wear around my neck whenever I bike. It has my name, my address, my wife's name and phone number, the drugs I take, that I have no known medical...
Forum: Touring
01-23-23, 10:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 453
Posted By raybo

I maintain an archive of touring links that I...

I maintain an archive of touring links that I started in 2007 (https://biketouringtips.com). When I find articles, webpages, or other interesting stuff, I put a link to it in my archive. At the...
Forum: Touring
12-01-22, 04:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 423
Posted By raybo

Detailed journal of bike trip in Ireland -- Aug/Sep, 2022

I have completed my detailed journal of a recent bike trip on the west coast of Ireland (https://www.biketouringtips.com/showJournalPages.php?jid=67). It has hundreds of photos, links to routes...
Forum: Touring
11-08-22, 07:53 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,694
Posted By raybo

When I tour, I use an app called TrackMyTour...

When I tour, I use an app called TrackMyTour (trackmytour.com) that allows me to make waypoints as I ride. My wife can see where I am by looking at the app. It allows for the posting of photos with...
Forum: Touring
09-18-22, 11:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,274
Posted By raybo

Selected photos from my recent Ireland tour

I selected 69 photos (https://www.biketouringtips.com/showTipComments.php?tipID=2586) from the nearly 1,000 I took on my recent (Aug/Sep, 2022) bike/bus/train/ferry tour of Ireland. Mostly, I rode on...
Forum: Touring
09-10-22, 12:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 419
Posted By raybo

Just finished a brief tour in Ireland

I just spent 2 weeks riding (and busing) in Ireland. Mostly, on the Wild Atlantic Way, the west coast. I sent out 3 updates during this trip.

The first one...
Forum: Touring
08-06-22, 07:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,040
Posted By raybo

In 2017, I rode from Amsterdam to Passau. The...

In 2017, I rode from Amsterdam to Passau. The first day, I rode to The Hague. By my odometer, it was 48 miles. I used bike paths that went west through the coastal dunes. Be aware of wind. Here is my...
Forum: Touring
06-19-22, 04:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 878
Posted By raybo

I ordered the Shimano HG400 9-speed cassette. I...

I ordered the Shimano HG400 9-speed cassette. I used the hypercracker tool to remove the lock ring, installed the cassette, and then tightened the lock ring. The whole thing took maybe 20 minutes....
Forum: Touring
05-25-22, 08:07 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,026
Posted By raybo

Sonoma County has fairly good bus services. You...

Sonoma County has fairly good bus services. You can see their transit network here: https://sctransit.com/ .

Amtrak has stops in Oakland, Berkeley and Richmond. From Richmond, you can take a...
Forum: Touring
04-13-22, 07:34 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 9,117
Posted By raybo

Last week, the opportunity presented itself for a...

Last week, the opportunity presented itself for a 4 day ride down the California coast. I managed four 50 miles days from Mendocino down to San Francisco. A route I've done before.

First tour in...
Forum: Touring
01-04-22, 06:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,981
Posted By raybo

I was riding up the Passo del Bracco that is in...

I was riding up the Passo del Bracco that is in the hills above the Cinque Terre in Italy. I happened to look down and saw this silhouette of two leaves painted into the road's white line.

...
Forum: Touring
12-31-21, 02:02 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 9,117
Posted By raybo

I'd like to do the last tour I planned: A week in...

I'd like to do the last tour I planned: A week in Puglia (heel of Italy), ferry to Dubrovnik, ride over to Montenegro and up to Durmitor NP (World Heritage Site), over to Bosnia, back to Bari. The...
Forum: Touring
12-17-21, 03:59 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,658
Posted By raybo

I have both an S&S coupled (Waterford) touring...

I have both an S&S coupled (Waterford) touring bike and a New World Tourist Bike Friday. I have toured on both of them on over 4 week trips. I've written articles about both of them, as well. One is...
Forum: Touring
08-31-21, 05:30 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,523
Posted By raybo

Like cyccommute, I wear a Camelbak on every ride,...

Like cyccommute, I wear a Camelbak on every ride, whether it is local or on tour. LIke him, on hot days, I put ice in the bag and drink cooling water for hours. I also use it to keep foods I don't...
Forum: Touring
08-26-21, 07:40 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,040
Posted By raybo

Have you put all of this on your bike and done an...

Have you put all of this on your bike and done an overnight test? The first time I toured, I did that and it convinced me to take out a lot of heavy clothes. Instead of all those off-bike clothes,...
Forum: Touring
08-16-21, 09:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,409
Posted By raybo

My review of the PedalCell, an impressive rim dynamo

I just finished testing of the PedalCell, a new rim dynamo that is designed to charge USB devices while you ride. I was impressed by how much charge it delivered. If you tour with USB-chargeable...
Forum: Touring
08-15-21, 07:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,428
Posted By raybo

While I have ridden the entire Atlantic Coast, I...

While I have ridden the entire Atlantic Coast, I have ridden from Charleston, SC to Lambertville, NJ and from Lehighton, PA to Bar Harbor, ME. Both of these rides I rode mainly on the ACA Atlantic...
Forum: Touring
06-17-21, 07:39 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,729
Posted By raybo

This page has 5 links to information about bike...

This page has 5 links to information about bike touring in Denmark (https://www.biketouringtips.com/searchTips.html?country=Denmark&state=&place=&id=&subtopic=). While you might not find all 5 of...
Forum: Touring
04-22-21, 07:15 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,738
Posted By raybo

I have tried a number of different coverings for...

I have tried a number of different coverings for shoes and water-proof socks. I didn't like any of them and I really dislike riding with sodden shoes. On a wet ride up a "mountain" in the UK, I got...
Forum: Touring
04-19-21, 07:09 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,115
Posted By raybo

One charity that I support is called World...

One charity that I support is called World Bicycle Relief (https://worldbicyclerelief.org/). It provides bicycles to people in Africa (healthcare workers, school age girls, farmers, etc) to allow...
Forum: Touring
04-14-21, 07:52 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,005
Posted By raybo

I wrote a guide to riding from SF to LA...

I wrote a guide to riding from SF to LA (https://www.biketouringtips.com/showTipComments.php?tipID=2130) that might be of interest to you. There are stores in Carmel, Pfeiffer-Big Sur, and Cambria....
Forum: Touring
01-20-21, 07:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,416
Posted By raybo

Top 25 Bike Touring Blogs

for those interested, the Adventure Junkies website has posted a list of 25 Top Bike Touring Blogs (https://www.theadventurejunkies.com/best-bicycle-touring-blogs/). They explain: The total score...
Forum: Touring
12-29-20, 01:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,671
Posted By raybo

Another great resource is...

Another great resource is https://italy-cycling-guide.info/
Forum: Touring
12-02-20, 08:20 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 8,453
Posted By raybo

This page has 34 links to information about food...

This page has 34 links to information about food while traveling (https://www.biketouringtips.com/searchTips.html?country=&state=&place=&id=Food&subtopic=). Not all of them are about food...
Forum: Touring
10-15-20, 05:17 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,920
Posted By raybo

The main problem you will have between SF and LA...

The main problem you will have between SF and LA is from Pfeiffer-Big Sur to San Simeon. There are a few expensive motels between the two, but not much else. It is 70 stunning miles of serious up and...
Forum: Touring
09-27-20, 08:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,030
Posted By raybo

Let me start by saying I don't camp, so I can't...

Let me start by saying I don't camp, so I can't really help there. I do use couchsurfing and warmshowers along with getting rooms.

Do not miss Slovenia, one of my favorite European cycling...
Forum: Touring
09-02-20, 01:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,724
Posted By raybo

I am likely much older than you at 68. I am also...

I am likely much older than you at 68. I am also retired, so time constraints are not tight. I have been touring (and retired) since I was 50. I have developed an approach that works for me.
...
Forum: Touring
08-11-20, 05:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,507
Posted By raybo

I wrote a guide to riding from SF to LA...

I wrote a guide to riding from SF to LA (https://www.biketouringtips.com/showTipComments.php?tipID=2130). You might find some useful information there.

It would also help to know what things you...
Forum: Touring
07-16-20, 07:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,835
Posted By raybo

Do you speak one of the languages of the...

Do you speak one of the languages of the countries you listed? If so, I would give preference to that country.

I've done many tours in Europe but have not done one in Spain. My impression of it is...
Forum: Touring
05-12-20, 07:35 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,618
Posted By raybo

If you have the time, riding the entire Pacific...

If you have the time, riding the entire Pacific Coast would be great. Each state is a bit different. Washington has lots of trees and tree farms, cranberry bogs, Indian Casinos, and such. Oregon also...
Forum: Touring
11-11-19, 12:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 568
Posted By raybo

Book listing World Heritage Sites

I discovered a book at my local library called World Heritage Sites, 8th Edition...
Forum: Touring
10-31-19, 07:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,350
Posted By raybo

I have a custom-made frame bag that uses 2-inch...

I have a custom-made frame bag that uses 2-inch wide strips of strong velcro. It is held in place securely. I'm not sure what your concern is.

I leave the bag on the bike and rarely take it off....
Forum: Touring
09-19-19, 12:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 989
Posted By raybo

Selected photos from my ride from Bolzano, Italy to Vienna, Austria

In August, 2019, I rode from Bolzano, Italy on the western edge of the Dolomites to Cortina on the eastern edge and then north to the Drava river and over the Grossglockner Pass (the highest paved...
Forum: Touring
06-20-19, 05:36 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,835
Posted By raybo

Photos only a bike tourist would take

On my recent ride from Italy to France and Switzerland, I was riding up a deserted road in the Appinines and saw silhouettes of leaves on the recently painted white line. I stopped to get a photo...
Forum: Touring
06-14-19, 06:36 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,692
Posted By raybo

I started bike touring the year I turned 50. I...

I started bike touring the year I turned 50. I had a cheap bike for exercise. At 50, I bought a touring bike, planned a tour (SF to LA) and started training hard. I rode too far on that first tour...
Forum: Touring
05-27-19, 10:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,849
Posted By raybo

3 Alpine passes in 3 days

It is a beautiful sunny day in Bourg d’Oisans, a tourist town in a valley surrounded by snow-covered peaks. Think Lake Tahoe without the lake and only 3,500 people. It is a famous stop on the Tour de...
Forum: Touring
05-13-19, 09:55 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 14,586
Posted By raybo

I started touring after I retired (at 48). I...

I started touring after I retired (at 48).

I tour solo.

I do month long trips because that seems to be the sweet spot between my desire to tour and my desire to see my wife and friends.
...
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