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    Sticky: Hi Kathy, Excellent sites. I have a bike tour...

    Hi Kathy,
    Excellent sites.

    I have a bike tour website but also a blog on bicycle stealth camping. could you link my blog to your page?

    Regards,

    Allan
  2. Taking Your Bike in a Plastic Bag on a Plane Update

    Hi,
    I've long been an advocate of the plastic bag. No need to store the bag and you can ride right to the airport. Some members recoil in shock at the idea. It turns out I'm not alone.

    Check out...
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    Sticky: New URL for my Stealth Camping Blog

    I posted the new URL several years ago and now I've updated the information on stealth camping and it is available on:

    http://tourcycle.ca/blogindex.html
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    Sticky: There appears to be a great number of dry weather...

    There appears to be a great number of dry weather tourers out there currently. What happened to the fenders?
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    Thank you safariofthemind, for starting such an...

    Thank you safariofthemind, for starting such an interesting post.

    For me (and I won't speak for my clients), food is one of the most important aspects of bicycle touring. I jettisoned by PB&J...
  6. I've planned most of the tour (leaving out...

    I've planned most of the tour (leaving out Glastonbury) on a Google map. If anyone is interested in reviewing it and making suggestions please send me a personal message and I will email you the...
  7. Thank you very much gentlemen. At this point,...

    Thank you very much gentlemen.
    At this point, since I'm coming in by plane to London, I might take the train to Reading and then the canal/river route to Marlborough where I'll head overland to...
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    Remember those foam handlebar pads?

    MEC used to offer foam handlebar pads. They were black foam that you could twist on to your bars with a little help from WD-40.

    I replaced them on the back of our tandem with a good wrap. I even...
  9. Not wishing to blow my own horn, but if stealth...

    Not wishing to blow my own horn, but if stealth camping is your wish, please check out my blog or check crazyguyonabike.
  10. It's a bit difficult for an old guy like me to...

    It's a bit difficult for an old guy like me to read your post because it seems to be all one long paragraph, but I didn't see where you mentioned the pressure in your tires.

    I used to have lots of...
  11. I can offer you an excellent way to get to...

    I can offer you an excellent way to get to Brantford (not Brampton) which is most of the way to London. Either bike the Waterfront Trail to Hamilton (or take the GO train to Aldershot and then bike...
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    Biking in the rain (without the right equipment)...

    Biking in the rain (without the right equipment) does suck. When I do tours I encourage people to bring proper rain gear and helmet covers. Many do not. They say they'll stay wet and then just change...
  13. Germany's Romantic Road: Tour diary and video

    Hi all, I'm just back from a month long trip to Germany. I had the pleasure of leading a 5 day tour of the Romantic Road. I've just posted the diary as well as videos and stills on my touring...
  14. You might try the Alpha Hotel in Neu Isenburg...

    You might try the Alpha Hotel in Neu Isenburg (the closest town to the airport). They have a garage they use for bikes. I'm sure if you book first and last they would store the boxes.
    Frankfurter...
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    I'm in Germany right now. Most people don't even...

    I'm in Germany right now. Most people don't even lock their bikes in rural areas. I have a piece of Velro I use to fasten on the front brake, so I use this for quick little trips into a shop. Even in...
  16. Thanks for everyone's input. I'm now in...

    Thanks for everyone's input.

    I'm now in Germany, and managed to find my way. Because of a baggage handler in Toronto who fully deflated my tires and stole my pump, I had to spend the night in Neu...
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    irc you are perfectly right. I block...

    irc you are perfectly right.

    I block Spinnakers posts, so I didn't see his post, but I would like to remind him and any property rights zealots to first read their own state/province/country's...
  18. Been there. Done that. BTW: The West Country...

    Been there. Done that.

    BTW: The West Country Way map book is out of print. I'm actually looking for someone with local knowledge of the area.
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    Biting Insects in Germany

    I'm leaving for Germany in a couple of weeks and plan to camp in the woods until mid-June.

    Are there any biting insects in Germany and if so is DEET effective against them?
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    If I come across a water fountain in a park or on...

    If I come across a water fountain in a park or on the street, I will fill my bottles. That is water not paid for but offered. On private property? Even a church is private property so I'd tend to...
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    I lead bike tours as a part-time job. I hear you!...

    I lead bike tours as a part-time job. I hear you! Participants who have their own agendas can cause some issues within the group as a whole.

    May I suggest next time that the difficulty, the daily...
  22. Thread: pannier space?

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    I take it one step further than using a ditty...

    I take it one step further than using a ditty bag, I buy the travel compression bags from a travel store. They also make any pannier 'water proof'.
    ...
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    Another thought is about access and separation....

    Another thought is about access and separation. If you have a rubber boot and you've packed your socks on the bottom, you have to rummage through or take out everything top get your socks. Panniers...
  24. Off Road Bristol, Bath, Avebury, Glastonbury, Stonehenge - Is this possible?

    I'm looking to tour probably from Bristol to my 3 favourite places Avebury, Glastonbury and Stonehenge. I've done all of this 20 years ago or more and I recall that the Bristol, Bath portion is on a...
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    Minimus Products and Bike Camping

    If you can't carry around a whole pantry of items on your bike you may want to buy products in miniature sizes. I discovered Minimus years ago, but now they have discovered me
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