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Old 05-04-16, 10:16 AM   #51
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Edit: I think it's best if I keep my comments to myself and let everyone else do whatever they want with their own site. Sorry for causing trouble.

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""""""Cyclists can already photo host on sites such as Flickr. One of the reasons why people are leaving the Flickr community is because a lot of Flickr users are doing “photo dumps” – uploading all of the pictures from their camera card at once without editing the images beforehand. Then with all of their pictures from the “photo dump” (even non bicycle touring images) they then dump them into the Flickr bicycle touring group...""""""


looks like the same is happening on crazycyslistweb, that place needs a hardcore photo edit.
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Plenty of nice photos here but many lack captions unlike CrazyGuyon a Bike where if the caption is not included you can at least get some idea from the page narrative.

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I enjoy all the pics but the ones like Doug and others have posted where there are actually cycling tourists or at least bikes visible are what I enjoy. Again, simple beautiful scenic photos abound on the internet (which ain't a bad thing).

Arkansas March 2016, A fully completed bridge but still not in use after almost a year because of government red tape at its finest


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Love this pic (and all of the pics in this topic). Big fan of yours, Max! You helped me pare down my clothing and bring minimalism from my everyday life onto the bike!
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I enjoy all the pics but the ones like Doug and others have posted where there are actually cycling tourists or at least bikes visible are what I enjoy. Again, simple beautiful scenic photos abound on the internet (which ain't a bad thing).

Arkansas March 2016, A fully completed bridge but still not in use after almost a year because of government red tape at its finest

Where is this bridge at?
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Where is this bridge at?
It crosses over the White river into Clarendon, AR. What a friendly small community. The mayor of the village met up with us the next morning at the local diner and unbeknownst to us, paid for all our breakfasts before he slipped out. And also, he had his chief of police (maybe the only policeman) provide for us a protected escort when we crossed back over the White River on the very narrow and dangerous old bridge that this newer one is set to replace.

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It crosses over the White river into Clarendon, AR. What a friendly small community. The mayor of the village met up with us the next morning at the local diner and unbeknownst to us, paid for all our breakfasts before he slipped out. And also, he had his chief of police (maybe the only policeman) provide for us a protected escort when we crossed back over the White River on the very narrow and dangerous old bridge that this newer one is set to replace.
That is such a cool story! Looks like a fun ride with some fun people!
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First of all, a plug for the non-commercial bicycle touring magazine that I publish online. The latest edition of Bicycle Traveler is full of great cycle touring images from photographers around the world. You can download it for free at: www.bicycletraveler.nl







Also wanted to say - kudos to Neil Gunton and his Crazy Guy on a bikewebsite!

My husband and I met a lot of long distance touring cyclists during our multi-year bike tour and the most referred to resource by far was: Crazy guy on a bike. (Andes by bike and Travelling Two were a very distant second and third.)

The reasons:

Just before they enter a new country, cyclists want to research good, traffic free routes, information on money, etc. So instead of spending hours trying to google wordpress bicycle touring blogs (very time-consuming since google ranks commercial bicycle tour companies ahead of individual cycle travellers). So instead they head to crazy guy on a bike since the site lists scores of cycling journals on almost every country in the world.

The way the journals are set up on CGOAB encourages the cyclists to write down factual information such as distance cycled per day, where they slept, etc. These are important facts if you want to know road conditions (kms cycled per day will give an indication of road conditions, hills, etc.) plus other important info. Many cycling blogs (including our own) don’t include this type of information and are just full of pretty pictures and / or short atmospheric yet uninformative articles.

The Crazy guy on a bike hosts Bill Weir’s very informative Asia journals. Bill has cycled almost everywhere in Asia and numerous cyclists were “pedalling in the footsteps of Bill”.

The majority of multi-year bike trip blogs disappear from the web a couple of years after the cyclist has finished their tour. This could be due to the site being hacked, the cyclist not wanting to pay for website hosting, the cyclist has “moved on” in his life and no longer wishes to maintain the website, etc. This is a pity since a lot of good information is being lost. Neil maintains the CGOAB site so that no cycling journals, even ones from years ago, are lost.
Felt I needed to say how much I have enjoyed Bicycle Traveler over the years, and appreciated the care in its photo editing and layout. Each edition fills me with travel lust.
I also certainly agree with your views on CGOAB as a resource that has real value, and your comment on maintaining journals from years past is an important one.
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One of the reasons why people are leaving the Flickr community is because a lot of Flickr users are doing “photo dumps” – uploading all of the pictures from their camera card at once without editing the images beforehand. Then with all of their pictures from the “photo dump” (even non bicycle touring images) they then dump them into the Flickr bicycle touring group...
Wonder if that has anything to do with people downloading the Flikr option that allows you upload in bulk. When I got my new computer a few years ago I did that and it ended up automatically uploading tons of photos from iPhoto. My GF is in IT and couldn't figure out how to get it to stop running. She had to start a chat with Apple to figure out how to get rid of the thing.
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It crosses over the White river into Clarendon, AR. What a friendly small community. The mayor of the village met up with us the next morning at the local diner and unbeknownst to us, paid for all our breakfasts before he slipped out. And also, he had his chief of police (maybe the only policeman) provide for us a protected escort when we crossed back over the White River on the very narrow and dangerous old bridge that this newer one is set to replace.
What a neat experience. Random acts of kindness and generosity are what makes bike touring so special.
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My first two days of my first tour. From snowy mountains to the desert.
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My first two days of my first tour. From snowy mountains to the desert.
These are awesome! Curious, what tent are you using? It appears to be an REI model but not sure which one.
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My first two days of my first tour. From snowy mountains to the desert.
Congratulations on you 1st tour. It looks like you are doing well. However, with the "mask" on it is hard to tell if you are still smiling.

A little OT:
How did your tent work out in the cold weather? It looks like a REI Dash 1 or 2. We picked up a Dash 2, but have not had a chance to try it out.

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From three different trips in France...

Country lane in SW France (Charente Maritime), previosly posted at Single best picture from a tour...



And here's not a very exciting photo, but it is one of few with a bike in the pic as requested by Siu. SE France (Drome). That's a fresh baguette strapped to my pannier. Hmmm, should I take the high road or the low road to Saint Nazaire?...



On a subsequent trip I met up with friends on a hotel tour in the Pyrenees. On a day trip loop out of Quillan (Aude) I think we turned right at this junction (I love those directional road signs in France!)...



and then we continued up through Gorges de Galamus (Pyrenees Orientales)...



That's me in the yellow jersey. The previous week we had climbed the Col du Tourmalet to watch the Tour de France. Yes, my yellow jersey was the source of cheers from the many spectators lining the road. "Allez, Allez! Le maillot jaune!" Then Miguel rode up the pass from the opposite direction and stole the glory!

Through the Gorge...Keep to the outside lane with your head low!...



Apologies for the poor resolution. Old scanned 35mm slides.

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A few of my favourites...

Long Beach, Vancouver Island


Gros Morne, Newfoundland


Icefield Parkway, Alberta
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