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Old 03-05-17, 08:29 PM   #1
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Favorite touring video?

I am not sure what my favorite is, but this trip looks good.

Is this one anygood, or am I watching youtube when I should be pedaling my bicycle?

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Old 03-05-17, 09:34 PM   #2
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"Tourung" ?? Is that in the original German?
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Is this one anygood, or am I watching youtube when I should be pedaling my bicycle?
I don't particularly like riding my bike at night in the rain, so there is a time and place for both. A lot of time I have them going while I am working on things around the home, maintaining a bike, brewing beer, cleaning, etc.

Where I like videos is trip planning. It is rather hard to find info on some river crossings conditions I am considering in Iceland, thankfully there are no shortage of guys in 4x4's recording themselves doing it on the crossings in question. Same when I went to the Netherlands last year, I watch quite a few videos, helping to plan out my route through towns and paths I would have never otherwise considered.
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I am not sure what my favorite is, but this trip looks good.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jG8ty98Jbgs
I like Iohan Gueorgiuev, I have watched a number of his See the World videos. This particular one isn't really about bike touring, its more about bike pushing, bike carrying and floating down rivers on a pack raft with a bike as cargo.

The guy is amazing, he goes all kinds of places with his bike, endures all kinds of hardships, records it and remains astoundingly cheerful. I am wondering how he supports himself, it seems he has been travelling continuously since 2014.

I recommend his videos.
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It's tough to really get a sense of how long he's gone, seems he's probably doing shorter stuff within France, but this guy is awesome and would qualify as a touring video in my mind:

Roule Tojours

https://vimeo.com/groups/wereldfietser/videos/58201809

Like most weather worn tourists I've met over the years doing big trips, he doesn't care one iota about his bike or gear, besides it works and still functions, it's all about the journey.
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"Tourung" ?? Is that in the original German?
Dont get technical on me man,
no way to edit the title either.

Not that easy to find a good video
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Old 03-07-17, 02:56 PM   #8
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I'm pretty sure this has been posted before, but there are over 3000 cycle touring videos here.

https://vimeo.com/groups/wereldfietser
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There is a movie on Netflix about Mike Hall and others in a self supported race that is kind of touring related. Forgot what it's called. It was enjoyable to watch, but not fun to ride, I'm sure.
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Check this video:

This has been his best so far. Gotta love the desert!!
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There is a movie on Netflix about Mike Hall and others in a self supported race that is kind of touring related. Forgot what it's called. It was enjoyable to watch, but not fun to ride, I'm sure.
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There is a movie on Netflix about Mike Hall and others in a self supported race that is kind of touring related. Forgot what it's called. It was enjoyable to watch, but not fun to ride, I'm sure.
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is the the trans atlantic race great film.
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this is a classic ,
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