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Old 01-30-10, 09:14 PM   #1
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Dream Companion on Tour?

What qualities would you want? What would this person be like?

(Either realistically, or no-holds-barred fantastically, or both.)



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Old 01-30-10, 10:44 PM   #2
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I think I would want my wife or my son, or preferably both.
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My 10 year old daughter said she wanted to come with me when I cross Canada in 2015... makes me think we will want a tandem for this.

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When I am with a friend he or she has priority and the touring thing comes in second. So there is no ideal friend for touring for me as touring, in that case, serves friendship.
Those tours tend to be relatively short though, days, a week, two at most. Otherwise I travel alone which is an all different matter then.
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What qualities would you want? What would this person be like?

(Either realistically, or no-holds-barred fantastically, or both.)

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I lived The Dream Tour last summer 58 days 4200 miles with these Sweethearts.

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She is sitting on the couch in the next room reading a book. I'm just one lucky guy.


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10wheels, I would feel slow on that ride

Have an escape plan, you are all aware of.
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My 10 year old daughter said she wanted to come with me when I cross Canada in 2015... makes me think we will want a tandem for this.
better wait till she's 14 and a half till you buy it, though
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My wife. But first she'd have to not be scared of bugs, have to resign herself to pooping in the woods, have to like the idea of sleeping in a tent; oh, and also learn to ride a bike.

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My dog and my girlfriend. Lucky for me, they already come on every trip.
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Barack Obama. I think it would be really interesting to spend a few days bonding with him on the open road (or trail). I'd love to get some insight into how one deals with the stress of leading our nation through such times. The secret service could haul our gear in their motorcade so it should be a pretty lightweight ride too.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scheherazade

"[Shahrazad] had perused the books, annals and legends of preceding Kings, and the stories, examples and instances of by gone men and things; indeed it was said that she had collected a thousand books of histories relating to antique races and departed rulers. She had perused the works of the poets and knew them by heart; she had studied philosophy and the sciences, arts and accomplishments; and she was pleasant and polite, wise and witty, well read and well bred."
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10wheels, I would feel slow on that ride

Have an escape plan, you are all aware of.
They all thought I was fast.
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"[Shahrazad] had perused the books, annals and legends of preceding Kings, and the stories, examples and instances of by gone men and things; indeed it was said that she had collected a thousand books of histories relating to antique races and departed rulers. She had perused the works of the poets and knew them by heart; she had studied philosophy and the sciences, arts and accomplishments; and she was pleasant and polite, wise and witty, well read and well bred. Also athletic, attractive, wanderlust, lustful [for me], adaptive, mechanically inclined, artful, stalwart, principled, affable, thrifty"
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Oh wait-----
that's my wife.
Already have the dream touring companion.
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A rich, big breasted, multi-millionaire, nymphomaniac who owns a liquor store or a coast to coast chain of liquor stores. It would be a bonus if she could wrench a bit and build wheels.
That would be living the dream.
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Someone who knows how to ride a bike for at least 4 hours per day.
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They all thought I was fast.
That's good.
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The secret service could haul our gear in their motorcade so it should be a pretty lightweight ride too.

It's liable to be a BIG motorcade.
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anyone but Tulsadoom & Gamecock?


Seriously, guys, there are women on here too. Have a little respect, or at least pretend.
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Old 01-31-10, 07:58 PM   #20
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The late Howard Zinn. I'd just shut my mouth and listen.
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Old 02-01-10, 01:25 AM   #22
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Man thats a tough one..... I havent rode with anyone yet that I think I could tour with for more than a week or two.
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anyone but Tulsadoom & Gamecock?


Seriously, guys, there are women on here too. Have a little respect, or at least pretend.
Wow. Seriously? You found that picture I posted offensive?

I'm curious: are you implying that you think that the young lady in the photo couldn't possibly be a competent cyclist? She looks like she's in pretty good shape to me...Who's the biased one here?
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Someone you like or love enough to not let their idiosyncrasies bug you too much. My daughter and her friend who were with me on the TA fall into that category for me. So far I have not toured with anyone else long enough to include them in the list.

I figure that it is always a crap shoot and I am pretty selective about committing to riding with anyone for very long.
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Looks like you hit the jackpot there... keep up the good work!
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