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    Cuba's never been closed. This fact is based on...

    Cuba's never been closed. This fact is based on direct personal experience.
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    I independently cycletoured Cuba around 2007 with...

    I independently cycletoured Cuba around 2007 with two other guys for a fortnight. Did find getting accommodation difficult in one town as b&bs have to be registered/taxed and the cost hassle isn't...
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    I went as an ordinary independent cycle tourist...

    I went as an ordinary independent cycle tourist about seven years ago, but then I'm not American.
    The flight was expensive (1,000 rtn) and while an interesting experience not worth repeating.
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    The OP seems to have family who are particularly...

    The OP seems to have family who are particularly status conscious and probably see his cycle touring as a threat to how outsiders perceive them.

    Fortunately its not something I experience but I...
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    The Imitation Game 2/10 Melodramatic...

    The Imitation Game

    2/10

    Melodramatic nonsense with an unbelievable plot, passable acting. Painful to watch.
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    Did my first short cycle tour in Wales at...

    Did my first short cycle tour in Wales at beginning of October which is surprising as it's only 2 hours away by ferry and considering how long I've been touring.

    Very good cycling apart from those...
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    Pieter van Herck is one, not exactly a household...

    Pieter van Herck is one, not exactly a household name.
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    TTT according to Velonews. 2015 Tour route...

    TTT according to Velonews.

    2015 Tour route unveiled; Cobbles, Alpe d'Huez finale included - VeloNews.com
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    Tour de France 2015 Route

    Just announced.



    2015 Tour de France Route Announcement, Map, Stages, Preview, Video Presentation
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    Nibali has been tested many times (including...

    Nibali has been tested many times (including random and out of competition)take it from me. He hasn't returned any positives ever that I know of.

    I'd like to see Nibali out of Astana. The recent...
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    I was responding to the previous post by bigfred....

    I was responding to the previous post by bigfred.

    The only person talking about 3 is the publicity seeking boss of T-S.
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    ^^He didn't drop Quintana on any mountain in this...

    ^^He didn't drop Quintana on any mountain in this years Tour.
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    Nibali won the Giro in 2013 and was 2nd in the...

    Nibali won the Giro in 2013 and was 2nd in the Vuelta. Almost 2 GTs in one year.
  14. Solo: La Maison des Plancettes in Saint-Flour,...

    Solo: La Maison des Plancettes in Saint-Flour, Auvergne, France. Former seminary that's still run by the Catholic Diocese of St. Flour as a guest house. Room en suite, vegetarian 4 course dinner...
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    Agree, Ireland is not an inexpensive destination...

    Agree, Ireland is not an inexpensive destination although there's more value around now post boom if you know where to look.
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    ^^You had a good time because presumably you...

    ^^You had a good time because presumably you wanted to be here and experience whatever came your way.

    Darren on the other hand seems to have only been here to meet up with friends and having over...
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    You took me up wrong Anto, I was talking about my...

    You took me up wrong Anto, I was talking about my own short trip in the West last month.

    As regards our friend's tour, I found this other video where he describes his 'tour' in detail. ...
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    Watched the first 30mins of the video. It's...

    Watched the first 30mins of the video.

    It's his experience and seems to have given the good and bad as he sees it.

    As a Warmshowers host here I'm familiar with American touring cyclists...
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    Just curious to know which 'top climbers in the...

    Just curious to know which 'top climbers in the world' Nibali was riding away from during the Tour? Stage 10 was the first mountain stage and Nibali won it riding away from a guy with a fractured...
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    I carry a NBT2. NBT2 lockring remover...

    I carry a NBT2.

    NBT2 lockring remover
  21. Too much 'touring by numbers' today. What 'piece...

    Too much 'touring by numbers' today. What 'piece of equipment do I need' to tour? It's the social media disease where everyone seeks affirmation.
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    Did one three day solo tour on west coast of...

    Did one three day solo tour on west coast of Ireland from North Mayo down to Galway in September. Very enjoyable in good weather but came home with lots of insect bites. Next time I'll wear some...
  23. Did my first tour in the early 70s and just saw...

    Did my first tour in the early 70s and just saw it as a natural progression from hitch-hiking around the country which I'd done before staying in hostels. Probably easier then at a time when car...
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    The Swedish women's beach volley ball team.

    The Swedish women's beach volley ball team.
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    Have to disagree. Comparing golf to road...

    Have to disagree.

    Comparing golf to road cycling as 'marketing opportunities' is ridiculous. Golf is an individual leisure competitive sport for the Western middle and upper classes and at a...
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