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Forum: Touring 11-02-16, 07:44 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 4,417
Posted By raybo
This page has 9 links to information about...

This page has 9 links to information about stealth camping (http://www.biketouringtips.com/searchTips.html?country=&state=&place=&id=Camping&subtopic=3.4). Some are general articles and some are...
Forum: Touring 11-01-16, 07:53 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,104
Posted By raybo
I used tire liners for years and found my rate of...

I used tire liners for years and found my rate of flat tires went way down. I often had no flats on tours lasting hundreds of miles.

People always says that tire liners cause flats, but that...
Forum: Touring 10-25-16, 05:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 526
Posted By raybo
What was it that was "stupid?" It doesn't seem...

What was it that was "stupid?" It doesn't seem like you did much bike touring. It's more like you relocated to Portland, OR and didn't like living on the cheap.
Forum: Touring 09-28-16, 08:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 733
Posted By raybo
While I only connect a front rack to my fork, in...

While I only connect a front rack to my fork, in theory, you could create a kind of harness that would hold whatever you attached to it. Salsa makes the Anything cage...
Forum: Touring 09-10-16, 04:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 708
Posted By raybo
I recently started touring with a custom frame...

I recently started touring with a custom frame bag. I keep my rain gear and tools in it. It has allowed me to tour with only two front panniers, though I don't carry camping gear.

I wrote an...
Forum: Touring 09-08-16, 08:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 399
Posted By raybo
Thanks for the suggestions. Since this ride...

Thanks for the suggestions.

Since this ride will likely be in mid-to late-May, the Alps are probably out of the question. Besides, I've ridden in Switzerland and would prefer to visit other...
Forum: Touring 09-08-16, 03:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 399
Posted By raybo
Route from Amsterdam to Passau, Germany

My (non-touring) wife has expressed interest in a boat-bike trip from Passau down the Danube to Budapest. Wanting to encourage such desires, I readily agreed it was a good idea, with the...
Forum: Touring 08-31-16, 08:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 370
Posted By raybo
Check out this list of frame bag makers: A...

Check out this list of frame bag makers: A Complete List of BikePacking Bag and Frame Bag Manufacturers with Prices - CyclingAbout CyclingAbout...
Forum: Touring 08-27-16, 08:23 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 911
Posted By raybo
This page has 3 links to information about bike...

This page has 3 links to information about bike touring in Peru (http://www.biketouringtips.com/searchTips.html?country=Peru&state=&place=&id=&subtopic=).
Forum: Touring 08-26-16, 08:32 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 306
Posted By raybo
Buying a Custom Made Frame Bag

I recently purchased a custom made frame bag to my touring set-up. I'm really pleased with it.

I've posted an article about my experience buying and using this frame bag...
Forum: Touring 08-26-16, 07:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 477
Posted By raybo
This page has 5 links to bike touring in Nova...

This page has 5 links to bike touring in Nova Scotia (http://www.biketouringtips.com/searchTips.html?country=Canada&state=Nova%20Scotia&place=&id=&subtopic=). One of them (Cabot Trail | Cycle Nova...
Forum: Touring 08-23-16, 08:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 327
Posted By raybo
Journal of my recent ride through Southern Italy and Sicily

In April, 2016, I rode south from Naples, down the Amalfi Coast, all the way to the toe of Italy. I took the ferry to Messina and rode clockwise from there to Palermo. This fabulous trip took about...
Forum: Touring 08-21-16, 07:26 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,154
Posted By raybo
Different bike tourists carry differing amounts...

Different bike tourists carry differing amounts and type of gear. I do not use rear panniers at all. Others use no racks (see above photo).

It is hard to give any guidance without knowing a few...
Forum: Touring 07-05-16, 11:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 467
Posted By raybo
This page has 6 links to information about bike...

This page has 6 links to information about bike touring in Africa (http://www.biketouringtips.com/searchTips.html?country=Africa&state=&place=&id=&subtopic=).

Here is a discussion about bike...
Forum: Touring 06-15-16, 08:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 400
Posted By raybo
Don't worry about biking the Amalfi Coast

In April, 2016, I started a bike tour from Sorrento by riding down the Amalfi Coast to Salerno. Whenever anyone heard about this idea, I was warned how dangerous it would be with all the cars and...
Forum: Touring 06-14-16, 10:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,022
Posted By raybo
I am assuming that enjoyment isn't one of the...

I am assuming that enjoyment isn't one of the "logistic" reasons.
Forum: Touring 06-09-16, 02:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 334
Posted By raybo
I'd start by listing what you are taking with you...

I'd start by listing what you are taking with you and seeing how big a bag it fits in.

Since you've never done this before, you will likely require less than you think in terms of clothes, both...
Forum: Touring 06-08-16, 03:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 530
Posted By raybo
I've only got one bike. Remember, these photos...

I've only got one bike. Remember, these photos were taken during a single tour.

As for the saddle, I've tried all kinds of angles and this one with the nose up seems to be the most comfortable. ...
Forum: Touring 06-08-16, 01:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 530
Posted By raybo
I don't take many bike photos. On this ride, I...

I don't take many bike photos. On this ride, I took 7.

Bike in Priano while I eat lunch ...
Forum: Touring 06-07-16, 07:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 530
Posted By raybo
Selecteed photos from my tour through Southern Italy

In April, 2016, I rode from Naples down the southeast coastline of Italy and then over to Sicily where I took the long way around from Messina to Palermo. This tour was all about fabulous coastal...
Forum: Touring 06-04-16, 05:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 777
Posted By raybo
Ask your LBS for a tire boot. It is a piece of...

Ask your LBS for a tire boot. It is a piece of flexible plastic with stickum on one side that you put over the hole. I've used them and they work fine. Otherwise you risk the tube getting pushed...
Forum: Touring 05-26-16, 12:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 645
Posted By raybo
You might find this link useful: Cabot Trail |...

You might find this link useful: Cabot Trail | Cycle Nova Scotia (http://www.cyclenovascotia.ca/routes/cabot-trail/)
Forum: Touring 05-24-16, 12:06 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 900
Posted By raybo
I travel to the UK often (family) and I have...

I travel to the UK often (family) and I have set-up an account with Schwab so that I could use its debit card overseas. This card charges no foreign transaction fees and does the currency transfer at...
Forum: Touring 05-18-16, 03:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 549
Posted By raybo
I had seen that site but couldn't figure it out....

I had seen that site but couldn't figure it out. I did find this page (http://www.th.gov.bc.ca/trafficData/tradas/tradas.asp ) on the same site that is much easier to understand and verifies your...
Forum: Touring 05-18-16, 12:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 549
Posted By raybo
Where did you find this? I searched and couldn't...

Where did you find this? I searched and couldn't find it. I was wondering where this number was recorded.

I don't want to stay on Hwy 3 all that long as it looks like I could cut back into the...
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