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Forum: Touring
06-17-21, 07:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 642
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: 2,902
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: 1,417
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: 4,219
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: 1,027
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
12-02-20, 08:20 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,015
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: 2,852
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: 700
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: 1,905
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.
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Forum: Touring
08-11-20, 05:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,094
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: 2,153
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: 5,580
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: 460
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: 2,459
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: 754
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: 4,979
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: 5,271
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: 1,336
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: 11,075
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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