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    Highlight of your 2011 Touring

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    As the year comes to a close, how about sharing a highlight from one your riding tours in 2011. Let us have a virtual taste of where you went this year. Photos including the bike are not compulsory but lets stick to photos from bike tours in 2011. Do tell us a bit about the tour or link to a blog/journal etc.

    To get things rolling here is a little taste from my aborted ride of the Munda Biddi in July 2011. Riding here in Western Australia, we don't have big mountains and vistas so my best picture from my one and only tour this year is something I don't experience to often, a North Bannister traffic jam ...



    and a little taste of the Munda Biddi Trail/Old Timberline Trail





    Thread idea stolen from CTC again and a thanks to master6 for motivating me to follow-up with this thread

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    Solo tours are fun, but touring with a group has its own unique rewards. Four of us 'mature' gentlemen, oldest 75, set out together to conquer NE Oklahoma in October. Much fun.

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    I did two tours in 2011. The first was in the UK from Lands End to Fort William and then back down (journal here). This is the view across Loch Linnhe southwest of Fort William, Scotland



    The second was from Bellingham, WA to Newberg, OR. This is the view from the Deception Pass Bridge that runs between Fidalgo and Whidby Islands (journal here).

    Visit the on-line Bike Touring Archive at www.biketouringtips.com

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    Well, this past year I didn't get to do a long tour, mostly weekend trips. The highlight for me was definitely the trip to Mount Rainier. The biking was alright, but the destination was amazing.


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    Great idea Aushiker! I'm really enjoying everyones pictures! That Old Timberline Trail looks awesome!

    I posted a trip report of my trip this summer, but here's a link to a slideshow of a trip I took two summers ago.
    Central Oregon Coast to Cascades.
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    Mustangs, Alvord Desert.


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    Without a doubt, our highlight from 2011 was the day we arrived into Ushuaia. We had been working on getting there for nearly 3 years and had pedaled 17,300 miles. I will never forget that day!





    WE DID IT! Our little family of four cycled 17,300 miles from Alaska to Argentina! The trip of a lifetime for sure. www.familyonbikes.org

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    A few shots from my Pacific Coast tour:

    Astoria


    These two wandered right through camp with no concern about the humans there.


    Typical view on the Oregon Coast.


    A great lunch at Bandon OR.


    California had some great sections of Redwood Forrest.


    I thought the canopy over the road was intriguing.


    Big Sur

    The Pacific Coast is a great place to tour and I really enjoyed it. In addition to the nice hiker/biker campsites, beautiful scenery, and good roads there were lots of other cyclists to camp with. Once I was in Oregon the fewest in the hiker biker area was three and I think there were as many as twenty one night. Since we were all headed south and staying in hiker/biker sites I made a lot of friends and managed to stay with folks that I knew night after night. They were a great bunch and added immensely to the experience.
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    ^ Nice shots!!!

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    This year was a trip to Montana: http://www.mvermeulen.com/montana/index.htmlIMG_0155.jpg
    Also have a trip planned in Cambodia but not until end of December.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zoltani View Post
    ^ Nice shots!!!
    + 1 Thanks for sharing.

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    great pics guys! thanks for sharing and keep them coming so to give me some inspiration to get on the horse when she's all built up!
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    Here are a few pictures from my Transam I did this summer:








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    This past summer was my first unsupported tour. Three of us rode from Maine to Oregon. Lots of folks from Bike Forums helped to make it a fabulous trip. From route planning to riding with people half my age to Slickers Ice Cream in Ontario, you guys covered it all. Thank You! The trip was one of the highlights of my life.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclebum View Post
    Solo tours are fun, but touring with a group has its own unique rewards. Four of us 'mature' gentlemen, oldest 75, set out together to conquer NE Oklahoma in October. Much fun.

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    Here's a fun coincidence. I was looking closely at your pics and one of my touring partners and I were on some of that same route last fall for a 2 day camping ride. That trip turned out to be one of the points of inspiration for our coast to coast.

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