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Forum: Touring 07-24-16, 07:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 653
Posted By axolotl
Do you have to begin in St. Louis? I ask this...

Do you have to begin in St. Louis? I ask this because a direct route from St. Louis to Guadalajara sounds pretty dull to me. Portions of the former Route 66 that I've been on haven't been...
Forum: Touring 07-13-16, 03:50 PM
Replies: 405
Views: 8,764
Posted By axolotl
How about stories about ebikes spontaneously...

How about stories about ebikes spontaneously combusting:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71s8RsyZykE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYp8_CJN_RY
Forum: Touring 07-11-16, 10:51 AM
Replies: 405
Views: 8,764
Posted By axolotl
This thread should have either been shut down or...

This thread should have either been shut down or re-directed to the proper sub-forum ("Electric Bikes") as soon as it was launched.
Forum: Touring 07-05-16, 12:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 494
Posted By axolotl
The view from the top of Mont Ventoux:

The view from the top of Mont Ventoux:
Forum: Touring 07-04-16, 10:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 494
Posted By axolotl
I biked up Mont Ventoux from Sault then descended...

I biked up Mont Ventoux from Sault then descended to Malaucène. I would think that you'd have to walk from one of the towns at the base of the mountain. The only parking area I recall is at the...
Forum: Touring 07-02-16, 09:00 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,139
Posted By axolotl
Sorry, but the California Department of Fish and...

Sorry, but the California Department of Fish and Wildlife has more credibility than the baseless speculation posted by AdvXtrm, or your baseless speculation that food was removed. The California...
Forum: Touring 07-02-16, 03:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 275
Posted By axolotl
San Francisco International Airport has something...

San Francisco International Airport has something called the "Airport Travel Agency" which sells bicycle boxes.
Airport Travel Services ? At the San Francisco Airport - Airport Travel Services...
Forum: Touring 07-01-16, 01:46 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,139
Posted By axolotl
Your speculation that "the guy likely had food in...

Your speculation that "the guy likely had food in this tent" appears to be wrong. Here's a followup article:

Bear that attacked camper in Angeles National Forest has been euthanized | 89.3 KPCC...
Forum: Touring 06-30-16, 02:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 991
Posted By axolotl
I've biked there, too, and it didn't sound right...

I've biked there, too, and it didn't sound right to me. The following article says that the attack took place on a trail near the Halfmoon Lake area of the Flathead National Forest. I believe...
Forum: Touring 06-29-16, 03:54 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 5,057
Posted By axolotl
Can you provide a source which backs up your...

Can you provide a source which backs up your statement?

Here are official trail rules for the GAP Trail:

https://www.gaptrail.org/plan-a-visit/trip-preparations/trail-rules

"1. No...
Forum: Touring 06-24-16, 01:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 271
Posted By axolotl
I thoroughly enjoyed the west coast of Scotland...

I thoroughly enjoyed the west coast of Scotland including the islands of Mull and Skye. We were lucky and had fabulously sunny weather.
Forum: Touring 06-21-16, 10:35 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,072
Posted By axolotl
You don't have to fly to SE Asia. Also, many...

You don't have to fly to SE Asia. Also, many people plan tours that are longer than 1 week, regardless of their destination. From Detroit, you could fly to Mexico, Central America, or Colombia for...
Forum: Touring 06-19-16, 06:53 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,072
Posted By axolotl
There are lots of great places for touring which...

There are lots of great places for touring which are generally overlooked on this forum, but not on other bike touring forums. I don't know why that is. Looking at the responses thus far, nearly...
Forum: Touring 06-15-16, 09:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 357
Posted By axolotl
I once toured on the Amalfi coast during the...

I once toured on the Amalfi coast during the month of June. There were 4 of us and we had no problems at all. It's another beautiful winding coastal road that is more enjoyable on a bike than in a...
Forum: Touring 06-02-16, 12:45 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,177
Posted By axolotl
I have used tourist offices in many countries...

I have used tourist offices in many countries mainly to get free local maps of the towns. Not only do I find it much easier to walk around a town with a map, but the maps typically show the location...
Forum: Touring 06-01-16, 09:02 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,177
Posted By axolotl
Actually, it depends a lot on which country...

Actually, it depends a lot on which country you're talking about. I believe that your European cycling has mainly been in Italy, where there are according to the warmshowers.org website, 1,728...
Forum: Touring 06-01-16, 03:16 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,177
Posted By axolotl
There's nearly always a safe place for bikes. ...

There's nearly always a safe place for bikes. Sleep can sometimes be an issue at hostels, but most of the time I had no problem. I always travel with earplugs, however.
Forum: Touring 06-01-16, 03:13 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,177
Posted By axolotl
Do you know about warmshowers?

Do you know about warmshowers?
Forum: Touring 06-01-16, 03:03 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 8,330
Posted By axolotl
That would be interesting to see, but I wouldn't...

That would be interesting to see, but I wouldn't quite call it Bikehenge.
Forum: Touring 06-01-16, 12:56 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,177
Posted By axolotl
What time of year will you be biking? The timing...

What time of year will you be biking? The timing plus the specific places you'll be visiting will determine whether it will be easy to find places, or not. I have had problems finding a room on...
Forum: Touring 06-01-16, 12:49 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 8,330
Posted By axolotl
About 68 miles southwest of Gordon is the...

About 68 miles southwest of Gordon is the fabulous Carhenge!

Carhenge ® | of Alliance, Nebraska (http://carhenge.com/)

Somebody needs to create Bikehenge!
Forum: Touring 05-28-16, 08:35 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 8,330
Posted By axolotl
I'm troubled that there are people who are trying...

I'm troubled that there are people who are trying to censor others from posting factual information or from posting hard evidence refuting bogus claims. Just because someone is purporting to be...
Forum: Touring 05-28-16, 07:35 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 8,330
Posted By axolotl
This thread is quite entertaining. Great job,...

This thread is quite entertaining. Great job, all of you sleuths, in finding proof of Ty's lifted photos. Watch out, though, because someone might call you vigilantes or bullies.
Forum: Touring 05-24-16, 11:44 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 787
Posted By axolotl
Two years ago, I was biking in France and brought...

Two years ago, I was biking in France and brought my unlocked Samsung android phone. A friend & I had both done some research and we both thought that the best deal was an inexpensive "all in one"...
Forum: Touring 05-23-16, 03:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 787
Posted By axolotl
Call the credit card companies and banks, or go...

Call the credit card companies and banks, or go to their websites, to notify them of your foreign travel. Otherwise, you may discover that your cards are rejected when you attempt to use them.

I...
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