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Forum: Touring 08-31-16, 08:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 160
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: 26
Views: 480
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: 223
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: 6
Views: 288
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: 236
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: 815
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: 424
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: 372
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: 918
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: 314
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: 468
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: 468
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: 468
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: 721
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: 595
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: 812
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: 508
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: 508
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...
Forum: Touring 05-17-16, 12:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 508
Posted By raybo
John, Thanks for the input. Always insightful...

John,
Thanks for the input. Always insightful and welcome. I have ridden south from Bellingham, through the islands, around Willapa Bay, and all the way down past Portland.

I was hoping to do...
Forum: Touring 05-17-16, 12:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 508
Posted By raybo
I have been looking at going up into Canada and...

I have been looking at going up into Canada and riding on Highway 3, a bit north of the border and then crossing back down into the U.S.

Does anyone have any experience with this route?
Forum: Touring 05-16-16, 11:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 474
Posted By raybo
I live in SF and have ridden to LA half a dozen...

I live in SF and have ridden to LA half a dozen times. I wrote A guide for biking from SF to LA (http://www.biketouringtips.com/showTipComments.php?tipID=2130) that you might find useful.

As for...
Forum: Touring 05-15-16, 03:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 508
Posted By raybo
Northern Tier east from Bellingham without camping?

Having just finished one bike tour, (Southern Italy and Sicily) I am already thinking if my next one.

I have good friends in Bellingham and it is about time I visited them again. I was thinking of...
Forum: Touring 05-11-16, 11:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 313
Posted By raybo
First, I look for a warmshowers(.org) host. Then,...

First, I look for a warmshowers(.org) host. Then, I look for a couchsurfing(.org) host. Last, I find a hotel in the area, book in for a night (or two) and send it to them.
Forum: Touring 05-07-16, 12:45 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,769
Posted By raybo
I wear a Camelbak. If I am carrying something...

I wear a Camelbak. If I am carrying something heat-sensitive, I put as much ice as my Camelbak bladder will hold, fill the rest with water, and I put the perishables inside my backpack.

This way,...
Forum: Touring 03-30-16, 03:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 520
Posted By raybo
My website, which is totally dedicated to bike...

My website, which is totally dedicated to bike touring, gets thousands of hits a month. I am an experienced bicycle tourist who has a well-earned idea of the kinds of things touring bicyclists might...
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