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    2013 - Touring Plans = Where Are You Going?

    Where are you touring in 2013? Got any exciting plans? Will it be a long tour, short tour, or something in between? Will it be to a place you've been before, or somewhere new? Solo or with others?



    And if it is a short tour, don't forget to post a brief ride report in the Short Tours thread.
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    spring festival....gettin' outa china. fly to phnom penh for a 4-week tour of temples and
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    next summer, train to beijing, then cycle south via xi'an, chengdu, chongqing, guilin, and
    back to hainan island. around 3000km over two months.

    going alone, since chinese don't like to bicycle.

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    I have a six month leave from work and have been planning this for a while. Leave for Cairo in a few days where I'll participate in Tour D'Afrique, a supported ride across Africa to Capetown, South Africa. This finishes mid-May where I have six weeks before going back to work. Exact destination not decided yet, but one that is high on my list is to start in Quebec City and ride the Trans Labrador Highway to Red Bay NL. My blog for my trip is http://bike2013.com

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    Machka, 2013 looks to be an even more hectic year than 2012, but still have a central Texas tour planned for the summer with my sister. We'll be using the mountain bikes for a mostly off pavement ride. We might also have a 'nostalgia ride' in south Texas where we retrace all of the places we rode our bikes as kids.

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    I'm looking at Vancouver island and the Sunshine coast but nothing is set yet. I'd like to hike the West Coast Trail.
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    Depending on how things go, plenty that could change my plans, I'm looking at a trip to western TX and then on up to the Black Hills and North Dakota roundtrip starting shortly after the 4th of July. Also planning on spending next winter bike touring down south...why pay the heat bill when I tour instead and save money. I figure use this summer for a nice 6000 mile trip to get ready for a 6-7,000 mile 48 state trip in 2014.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mev View Post
    I have a six month leave from work and have been planning this for a while. Leave for Cairo in a few days where I'll participate in Tour D'Afrique, a supported ride across Africa to Capetown, South Africa. This finishes mid-May where I have six weeks before going back to work. Exact destination not decided yet, but one that is high on my list is to start in Quebec City and ride the Trans Labrador Highway to Red Bay NL. My blog for my trip is http://bike2013.com
    As I've mentioned, I will be very interested to hear what you think of the Tour D'Afrique. All the best!!

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    For a start, we're kind of doing some hub-and-spoke stuff around lower mainland BC where we're visiting right now.

    Then, we fly back to Australia on January 16th, and will spend 2 weeks in Western Australia (Perth area) doing some cycletouring.

    From there, we fly to the Melbourne area and the plan is that we'll housesit for about 3 weeks, during which time we'll likely do more hub-and-spoke cycling.

    And then ?????????? It will all depend on what we end up doing and where we end up living.

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    Hoping to spend a week at the Italian Cycling Center doing day rides, including Monte Grappa. Then a week later taking 5-6 days to ride from home to my 30th high school reunion in Deerfield, MA. Also working on something shorter for Easter Weekend. That might be tough as it's early this year. Camping options may be somewhat limited.

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    Bogota, Columbia to Tierra del Fuego and likely back starting in July.

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    Leaving the California bay area at the end of January and heading south down to San Diego, then east across the country, through Austin, onward, then cutting up through Appalachia and continuing north to New England to spend the summer in Vermont. Riding with my sweetie on Long Haul cargo bikes, taking 4-5 months for the whole thing. In the midst of the planning process, input on route, sw desert camping, etc more than welcome. This will be my first tour away from the west coast.
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    May: First shake down over nighter

    End of May: 4-5 day tour in Jersey

    June.... maybe... another tour
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    I'll be here , just across the river from Pacific Co WA. on the PCH and Trans Am Routes.

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    Riding from Nanaimo to Port Hardy, ferry to Prince Rupert with a stop over at Ocean Falls, then touring Haida Gwaii for a week or two before returning to Vancouver via the interior highways. Should be a good way to kill a month and a bit!

    Might pack it up and do a mini around Armenia in August if time and money allows.

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    2012 saw me do the TransAm... We are looking to tour the Katy Trail in the spring...then maybe RABRAI or one of the Wisconsin rides this summer. No epics this year unfortunately.
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    Alaska. Riding solo. I've been there several times before, but I've never bicycled there.

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    Might do Hokkaido and cruise around Thailand later this year.

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    Planning a three-day, 235-mile trip to SD to see my step-son and his wife. My wife will meet me there . . . with the car.
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    Quote Originally Posted by manapua_man View Post
    Might do Hokkaido and cruise around Thailand later this year.
    What we saw of Hokkaido was really nice. Rowan and I would like to spend a month or so there to see more.

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    We've only 4 weeks so it's going to be a loop of Northern Germany and a bit of Denmark or Southern Germany and a bit of Austria/Switzerland.
    We like to see Northern Germany and Denmark as we've never been there but the beauty of the Southern hill country and the thought of climbing over a high pass might win us over.

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    Going cross Canada from BC to Newfoundland.

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    Now that I'm single again I can finally go back to Scotland and do the bike/camping tour I've dreamed about for so long. I couldn't think of a better way to celebrate my 1/2 century birthday in Spring.
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    Preliminarily planning a 4-week Iceland tour for July/August. Will be training by doing short tours along the PCH.
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    Not much this on the go yet, but planning to cycle from my home in Hinton Alberta, to southern Alberta for a paintball event, then to Montana to visit my parents property and get a ride home. About 1200 to 1400 km estimate and about 3 weeks timeframe.

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    Firming up plans for Alaska and the Atlantic coast.
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