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    How to loate touring partner for Europe Summer 2013

    I am looking at doing a self guided tour of the Czech Republic to Vianna in the early summer of 2013. I really don't wnat to pay for a tour so would like to ride freelance. How or where can one locate potential like minded biking partners or a trip such as this?

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    LOATE?

    I just went, on my own , 3 long European tours.. solo.. met people along the way..
    they were my companions .

    IDK how about a note on the Evergreen College bulletin board? like minded ?
    you got a long list of Philosophical questions ready to go?

    Old fashioned Print? there is both the ACA listings , and the Bicycle Paper published out of Seattle.
    Last edited by fietsbob; 01-04-13 at 01:46 PM.

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    At first glance, I thought the title of this thread was How To Loathe a Touring Partner
    "I bet German has a word for it. German has a word for everything."

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    Maybe the OP skipped the English Language classes , for something Hipper.

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    Put in ads @ Advernturecycling.org in "Companions Wanted" and crazyguyonabike.com in "Classifieds"

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    I agree with Yumadons. Adventure Cycling and CrazyGuy are the way to go.

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    Dear Bob:

    I like to tour cheaply and self guided is the only way to go. Perhaps if you put a personal ad on Craigslist you might find a like-minded touring partner. However when I have been to Europe it was easy to just join other cyclists. I met lots of interesting people at hostels and tourist sites. Just remember that if you have an unpleasant touring partner they can make your vacation more of a chore than fun. The only advantage I can see in touring with other people is that you can share the cooking utensils. So if I can't get a partner I just plan on eating out and meeting interesting locals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by missjean View Post
    At first glance, I thought the title of this thread was How To Loathe a Touring Partner
    which is of course something that my happen when touring with someone you do not know beforehand...but then it might not too...

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