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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    This film is not much out of date with what they do now in Europa.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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    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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    Fun.
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by TruF View Post
    "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!

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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!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fthomas View Post
    ... Drinking Club with a Running Problem - The Hash House Harriers
    On-On!
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Brown View Post
    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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