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    Venasque is a pretty hilltop town ENE of Avignon....

    Venasque is a pretty hilltop town ENE of Avignon. It's not as touristed as the hilltop towns in the Luberon (but cycling in the Luberon is wonderful). From Venasque, I biked along the Gorges de la...
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    It's an easy, flat ride to the impressive Pont du...

    It's an easy, flat ride to the impressive Pont du Gard west of Avignon.

    St. Remy-de-Provence south of Avignon would also be an easy daytrip.

    Arles is a nice town SSW of Avignon.
  3. Nice video. Are the passes on the Via Claudia...

    Nice video. Are the passes on the Via Claudia Augusta (the Fern Pass and the Reschen Pass) entirely bike paths so there are no cars to worry about on those passes? Is the bike path surface as...
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    You didn't say what time of year you want to do...

    You didn't say what time of year you want to do this trip. Please be aware that southern Spain is brutally hot in the summer.

    I've toured in northern Spain and in Portugal, but not southern...
  5. I don't know what you're trying to say. But...

    I don't know what you're trying to say. But people should be aware that there are some countries which are part of the Schengen zone but which are NOT part of the EU. Two of these countries are...
  6. It's a route to get from A to B, but there are...

    It's a route to get from A to B, but there are much more pleasant and scenic areas to ride in the region, IMO. BTW, early October usually has nice temperatures and the leaves will still be green.
  7. Personally, I can't get excited about that route....

    Personally, I can't get excited about that route. If you're not obsessed with riding every mile, how about the following route which maximizes the nicer parts, IMO:

    Fly into DC. If you fly to...
  8. I rode it in both directions and I don't recall...

    I rode it in both directions and I don't recall one direction being superior to the other. The most difficult climb was going north up Sunwapta Pass (as Raybo said), but it was a relatively short...
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    I would follow fietsbob's idea or imi's first...

    I would follow fietsbob's idea or imi's first suggestion. Although Alsace has some very nice areas for touring, the Rhine valley from Strasbourg to Frankfurt is dull, IMO.
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    That article is describing a different situation...

    That article is describing a different situation from what KennyT is offering. As a DC resident, KennyT can get a visitor's temporary parking pass which can be used to park in KennyT's zone. The...
  11. Most countries make it very difficult to get a...

    Most countries make it very difficult to get a VAT refund. In France, for example, you must spend at least €175 within one store on the same day under the current rules. Furthermore, the store must...
  12. Why don't you go inside a few bike shops and look...

    Why don't you go inside a few bike shops and look around?
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    I haven't experienced any extra flex in the mast...

    I haven't experienced any extra flex in the mast on my Bike Friday. Maybe it's a Dahon issue.
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    I've had my Bike Friday New World Tourist for...

    I've had my Bike Friday New World Tourist for over 15 years and have toured on it a lot. I also commuted on it a lot. The only real difference I notice is that the steering is more precise. For...
  15. Would you consider going north to Colombia...

    Would you consider going north to Colombia instead? The majority of cyclists who have ridden the length of S. America seem to say that their favorite country was Colombia, and southern Colombia...
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    One difference between the USA and many European...

    One difference between the USA and many European countries is that Americans are not issued "ID cards". French citizens, for example, are issued a "carte d'identité" and are supposed to have it on...
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    I said absolutely nothing about "the people of...

    I said absolutely nothing about "the people of the State of Arizona". I cited the legislature. I'll cite the current governor, as well, because she has signed a lot of the absurd legislation.

    I...
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    Considered too dangerous by whom? I believe...

    Considered too dangerous by whom?

    I believe those signs were put up by the state of Arizona. That's the same state whose legislature has passed all sorts of absurd legislation in recent years.
  19. My first choice would be the Dordogne & Lot...

    My first choice would be the Dordogne & Lot valleys in SW France. You could start in Bordeaux and head eastward. The scenery gets more and more gorgeous. Burgundy has some very nice paved trails...
  20. I also recommend getting a bit away from the...

    I also recommend getting a bit away from the Rhine and into some of the gorgeous villages of Alsace. The following website has a map and information about the "Route du Vin" in Alsace. The villages...
  21. The weather in western Europe is quite variable. ...

    The weather in western Europe is quite variable. It is certainly not reliably warm and dry in the summer unless you're talking about southern Europe. I've had hot and dry weather in the summer in...
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    I think you'll be fine with those tires. I was...

    I think you'll be fine with those tires. I was riding a folder with 20"x32 tires. I recommend fenders.
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    I've biked the C&O, and I also grew up walking...

    I've biked the C&O, and I also grew up walking distance from it. I learned at a young age that the towpath stays muddy much longer when temperatures are cool/cold, than it does in the summer. For...
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    I biked in SE Asia on my Bike Friday folder with...

    I biked in SE Asia on my Bike Friday folder with 20 inch diameter wheels--and met 4 other cyclists in Laos touring on Bike Friday folders, as well. The roads in Thailand are good. The roads I was...
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    Much of SE Asia is great for touring. ...

    Much of SE Asia is great for touring. Furthermore, from December thru February, northern Thailand, northern Laos, and northern Vietnam all have great touring weather. It's cooler (but still warm)...
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