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    This page has 36 links to information about bike...

    This page has 36 links to information about bike touring in Spain.

    Not all of these links will be of interest to you and none of them directly address your desire to find a route in Spain in...
  2. Thread: Slovenia

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    I don't know if these will help you but here are...

    I don't know if these will help you but here are 3 links to bike touring in Slovenia.
  3. Thread: S&S couplings

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    It is clear that you and I have different...

    It is clear that you and I have different concerns when we tour. I don't know the weight of my gear down to the ounce and would never sleep in a bivy sack. You can't imagine taking the time to pack...
  4. Thread: S&S couplings

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    This is absolutely true. It is one of the things...

    This is absolutely true. It is one of the things I dislike about reassembling my bike after travel in its box. It is the main reason I am very careful what tires I ride on. They have to be easy to...
  5. Thread: S&S couplings

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    This is something I do all the time. I assemble...

    This is something I do all the time. I assemble the bike, put all my packing gear into the now empty case, go to a UPS store, and ship the box to my destination. I ship to a friend or family member,...
  6. Thread: S&S couplings

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    I wrote an article about my 10 years of...

    I wrote an article about my 10 years of experience owning, traveling with, and riding an S&S coupled bike. The bike in question is a steel Waterford Adventure Cycle. I bought it with the S&S...
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    I got a Waterford Adventure Cycle back in 2004...

    I got a Waterford Adventure Cycle back in 2004 including S&S couplers and the hard shell case for $5000 all in. It is a wonderful bike that I ride year round whether on tour, training, or just...
  8. This is simply not true. I can put my hand in my...

    This is simply not true. I can put my hand in my Camelback bladder to wipe/scrub it. I have a special cleaning soap recommended by Camelback. I also have a bristle brush set, one for the bladder...
  9. I only use a Camelback when I tour, no bottles. ...

    I only use a Camelback when I tour, no bottles. I wear it on my back. When it is hot, I fill it about halfway with ice. Often, the water is so cold that I have to take small sips. As bikemig...
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    This page has 12 links to information about bike...

    This page has 12 links to information about bike touring in Belgium.

    Not all of them will be of interest to you but some will.
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    I can't speak for the America the Beautiful pass,...

    I can't speak for the America the Beautiful pass, as I don't have one. But, I do have a Senior Passl (I'm over 62). It is only $10 and lasts for life, an incredible deal! I have used it to get...
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    Maybe try this new website (not mine): Cycling...

    Maybe try this new website (not mine): Cycling Touring Community | Cycle Touring | Bicycle Touring
  13. You might check this article about finding...

    You might check this article about finding smaller bikes: CyclingAbout.com ? List of XS Touring Bikes for Smaller Cyclists: 42cm, 44cm, 46cm
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    While it isn't a day ride from Avignon, I'd...

    While it isn't a day ride from Avignon, I'd highly recommend riding down the Gorge du Tarn. For that matter, check out any of the other gorges in the area.
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    The photo of the Brenta River at Valstagna is one...

    The photo of the Brenta River at Valstagna is one of my favorites.

    https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-9ucPqmgrJK4/VXib3Rbp9GI/AAAAAAAAOFA/7mPtE25LVEc/s400/IMG_5220.JPG

    Was the photo of the...
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    Journal of my recent ride in Northern Italy

    In April, 2015, I rode a wide 21-day oval starting and ending at Milan's Malpensa Airport. I rode east along the bottoms of the big, and not so big, Northern Italian lakes all the way to Bassano del...
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    I stated my reasoning. If you choose to live by...

    I stated my reasoning. If you choose to live by a different set of rules, so be it. Judging others by rules you set for yourself doesn't usually go over well. It certainly doesn't with me.

    Do...
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    I only drink coffee when I tour, as much for the...

    I only drink coffee when I tour, as much for the buzz as for any endurance effects. I don't pack it. I drink it when I get breakfast. If it isn't available, I go without.

    Here is an interesting...
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    Not the OP, but as a vegetarian (40 years, this...

    Not the OP, but as a vegetarian (40 years, this year), I didn't want to buy a leather saddle either. Instead, I tried a couple different ones and never really liked any of them. On a tour from SF to...
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    This page contains 36 links to information about...

    This page contains 36 links to information about bike touring in Spain.

    This page contains 4 links to information about bike touring in Portugal.

    Obviously, not all of the links will be of...
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    I use Gatorskins. I just tried the Gatorskin...

    I use Gatorskins. I just tried the Gatorskin Hardshell.
  22. Thread: Lyme question.

    by raybo
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    You might find this old thread about ticks and...

    You might find this old thread about ticks and lyme disease useful: http://www.bikeforums.net/touring/658274-stealth-camping-nj-locals-happy-have-you.html
  23. I like the idea of riding out of Richmond, VA and...

    I like the idea of riding out of Richmond, VA and going north. I've only been to Richmond once and, it turns out, a good friend lives there. The distance is about right, as well. I'm sure I'll have...
  24. Why is that? Thanks for the routing...

    Why is that?

    Thanks for the routing suggestion. I will take a serious look at it.
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    I use it when I ride in towns to alert people...

    I use it when I ride in towns to alert people making left hand turns in front of me that something is coming their way. People looking for cars won't see people on bikes or on foot.

    Whether or...
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