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Old 02-25-08, 07:13 PM   #1
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The Art of the Touring Ride

Throw another log on the fire and check out this lovely little film clip from a simpler, perhaps more elegant time.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WGYng...eature=related
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I enjoyed this. Thanks.
This film is not much out of date with what they do now in Europa. I was doing such a tour in Germany. Train, beer and all what was shown. Our cycling attire was more specific however the bikes look similar.
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Old 02-25-08, 08:12 PM   #3
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I'm stuck with 19th century dial up service, so moving pictures are out of my league.
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Cool video - thanks for posting it!
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I would love to take a relaxing tour like that one.
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That reminds me of several rides I made in '07. Riding through small towns, stopping for a bite to eat, then out over bridges, through woods & pastures. This has several characteristics of my everyday rides.

Although my first reaction was, "Gee, that's a lot of people to ride with!" I only rode with someone else twice in '07. So that was different than my rides, along with the drop bars and riding on roads. Although those country roads shown weren't a lot different than some of the bike trails I've seen.

I also liked the walking up hills shots. I've certainly done that a few times.
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Well, I was enjoying it until they started walking beside their bikes. What the heck was that about?
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Reminds me of my tour of Holland in 1982--single speed bike + beer, bread & cheese (which I had for lunch every day 'cause that was all I could say in Dutch).
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Yeah, I posted the links to both parts here a while ago.

How's this for touring in style?

Great stuff.
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"Touch of the bonk." I love it.
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"Touch of the bonk." I love it.
Me too. I'm thinking of changing my sig to "riding for pleasure, not for penance."
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And Grant Peterson would approve of the cycling garb!
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And who wouldn't like a nice long ride with frequent food and pub stops?
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There is still a ride like this, you know. It's called the Lake Pepin 3-Speed Tour and you can read all about it here: http://www.3speedtour.com/

My wife and I rode it last year (2007) and had a wonderful relaxed time. Lovely area, not allowed to hurry!

It's a Lycra-free Event.

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I like the scene where they're fixing the puncture, you have one or two guys doing all the work and a dozen or so standing around offering advice.

Nice to see something never change...
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Neat Flick! For some reason it reminds me of growing up in the sticks in Texas. I used to ride my Schwinn 3 Speed to escape to far away places and even to a pay phone at a filling station a few miles away. We didn't have a phone until I was in high school. Great memories!

Love the knickers and knee high socks. We ought to send it to Grant at Rivendell for an upgrade in available styles.

Could it have been the veritable Drinking Club with a Cycling Problem
I think the Brit's call their Drinking Club with a Running Problem - The Hash House Harriers
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Very civilized! I have toured in Europe three times, the first two by myself. Last year I went with three friends, cycled less, ate and drank more. They were all great trips, and I enjoyed the more leisurely one as much as the others.
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Very civilized! I have toured in Europe three times, the first two by myself. Last year I went with three friends, cycled less, ate and drank more. They were all great trips, and I enjoyed the more leisurely one as much as the others.
Similar here. In fact, I got into cycling by by knocking around Europe for six months in this way almost 25 years ago. Perhaps that's why the hammerfest never had much appeal for me.
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