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Old 02-06-14, 11:11 AM   #51
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Around the Canadian Maritimes still, I'm just wishing that winter would go away!
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Old 02-06-14, 02:29 PM   #52
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My first tour will be this coming August from the Portland OR area down the coast to my home in Arcata CA. Looks like my buddy and I will be fully supported by our wives so seems like cheating in a way. At the same time I'm so grateful that our beloveds are willing to support us. Not sure if I'll take my Salsa Vaya which I've been setting up for touring with rack and panniers or my much lighter steel Seven since I won't need the panniers. Leaning towards the Seven Although the Salsa is likely more comfortable for the 80 to 100m days we plan.

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Old 02-06-14, 09:51 PM   #53
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Hoping to return to the Mani Peninsula of Greece. We had an amazing time. No tourists and beeyootiful riding through ancient Greeek villages and beaches.

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Old 02-08-14, 05:05 AM   #54
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Hoping to get around to Kyushu and Hokkaido. Possibly Thailand. Recently went on a long motorcycle trip (love my KLR, and its fun, no doubt about it), and IMO bicycle is the way to do it. Faster than going on foot, but slow enough to really see things, and I feel like it's more me than the machine that's going places.
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Old 02-08-14, 06:18 AM   #55
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Should have looked for this thread before I posted previously. My wife and I are setting off in April to do a tour of the coast of Great Britain. We have the luxury of six months so should have time to linger and also take in places like the Outer Hebrides, Orkneys and Shetlands. Full details are on our blog if anybody wants to know more. www.gillandtony.co.uk.
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Old 02-08-14, 09:07 AM   #56
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Should have looked for this thread before I posted previously. My wife and I are setting off in April to do a tour of the coast of Great Britain. We have the luxury of six months so should have time to linger and also take in places like the Outer Hebrides, Orkneys and Shetlands. Full details are on our blog if anybody wants to know more. www.gillandtony.co.uk.
great blog haven't read it all but you guys are great sure hope you camp and cycletour into your old age.
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Old 02-08-14, 09:11 AM   #57
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Thank you antokelly. We certainly plan to if health permits. We are going with touring bikes, electric bikes, mopeds, campervan as we deteriorate.
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Old 02-08-14, 01:50 PM   #58
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not a bad plan
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Old 02-10-14, 07:36 PM   #59
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I'm around, have maps and local knowledge. Amtrak Express your LHT from Jersey City to Seattle about 7 days ahead of arrival. When you get off the light rail (SeaTac to International District) in Seattle you will be two (2) blocks from the train. In thirty minutes you will be riding. The ferry to Bainbridge Island is one mile and you are on your way! Easy. There is NO camping available in Seattle, but there is on BI and near Poulsbo. Lots of Warm Showers. BTW my wife and I love riding Jersey.

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Old 02-10-14, 07:55 PM   #60
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Yep!

Gonna ride the Way of St. James, maybe some Portugal. Greece is an organized tour. Take in a Tandem Rally or perhaps two. Some 3 day-ers. We'll tour a couple of days after the STP. Did i mention Chelan?
Basically we're open all summer because the PNW is a fabulous place to tour May through October.
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Old 02-13-14, 06:35 AM   #61
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In March we're doing a small loop (ten days) northern Belgium and western Holland than back home.
In June we've 3 weeks to cycle from Perugia, Italy via Munich back home to Maastricht, NL.
And in the end of September begining October we've 3 weeks for a loop to Berlin and back.
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Old 03-23-14, 01:02 AM   #62
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Anyone else got touring plans for 2014?
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Old 03-23-14, 08:46 AM   #63
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I'm touring with the Rails to Trails organization this summer. It's three trails beginning in Weirton WV and ending on the GAP from Pittsburgh to Cumberland, MD.

My second is from St. Augustine or Jacksonville Fla. to Austin TX on the Southern Tier, in late October or maybe not until March of 2015. Originally I thought I would do it solo if I need be, but I doubt that now. If I find a group or a couple of other to ride along, yes. Otherwise, probably not. Well see.
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Old 03-23-14, 12:29 PM   #64
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Planning my first tour at the GAP this May.So far my wife bailed on me but I'm going anyway.A couple of people said they were interested but I'm not counting on them.I ride by myself most of the time so a solo trip is no problem.
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Old 03-23-14, 02:09 PM   #65
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Only short tours this year. My big vacation will be all about hiking in the canadian Rockies.

I just reserved the train back from Campbellton, New Brunswick. I'll have 7 days to ride from Quebec City along the south of the St-Lawrence and cutting across Gaspé peninsula on highway 299. I'll do some hiking in Gaspésie park if time allows. http://goo.gl/maps/YsRF7

I might ride the Waterfront Trail from Osahwa to Montreal in april if spring ever arrives. http://goo.gl/maps/N4yS3

I have a couple more 4-5 day slots to fill with short tours.
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Old 03-23-14, 02:38 PM   #66
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All my "tours" will be short one or two night camping trips. Either one or two locations. I'll do about three this year.
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Old 03-23-14, 05:11 PM   #67
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Leaving from Trenton, NJ a week before my uncle crushes the Commonwealth because I'm not in a rush once I get on the road again (was hit by F-150 going 70 in west Texas last June after starting in Miami) but want to see him after he finishes. Then I'm heading to Lexington via the Ohio River, Shawnee State Forest and Daniel Boone's Nat'l Forest. Meander from Lex to Mammoth Cave and Land Between the Lakes then onto Branson by way of Ozark River and Mark Twain Nat'l Forest. I'll probably slice off a piece of Oklahoma on the way to Wichita then continue onto Colorado. I'd like to get on the GDMBR after Denver with Missoula as a general destination, but not sure my 27"x32mm Paselas will be up to the challenge...either way I'll make my way to the ACA to pay my respects. Most likely I'll continue west to Seattle and Vancouver Island then north to Calgary and Saskatoon swinging back down to Minneapolis and Milwaukee and again into Canada via Sault Sainte Marie onto Montreal, Quebec and Nova Scotia. Then back down the coast to recharge in New Jersey for pre-winter ride to the Florida Keys.
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Old 03-23-14, 09:20 PM   #68
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Plans for early 2014 are 3 months winter biking in Siberia (from Irkutsk to Cherskiy). Will be wrapped up warm and riding over Lake Baikal in 3 weeks' time (assuming it's frozen enough by then). Very excited!
Then, who knows... but probably some short off-road tours back home in the UK.
Golly Takeon, why don't you jump on something more challenging?!!
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Old 03-23-14, 09:23 PM   #69
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Deadhorse, Alaska to Tierra del Fuego, Argentina


Looking to start Mid May...no timetable on finishing...looking to ride parts of the GDMBR through to Mexico from Banff.

I have been thinking about this since I chickened out in 2010.
I don't know if bicycling through Mexico should be described as "courageous" or just flat out stupid!! I just know I'm either too smart of too chicken to try it!
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Old 03-24-14, 05:51 AM   #70
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I don't know if bicycling through Mexico should be described as "courageous" or just flat out stupid!! I just know I'm either too smart of too chicken to try it!
If this family (who I've met) can do it ...
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Old 03-24-14, 12:17 PM   #71
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Switzerland in August. 10 days to explore.
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Old 03-24-14, 09:32 PM   #72
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I've only just gotten into the touring mindset, though with my limited budget, it'll have to be short, local trips for me this year. So far, the only plans I have include taking a few days off to ride from Cincinnati to the Bicycle Museum of America in New Bremen, OH, and back (via my parents' home in between). I'd also like to ride the full length of the Ohio to Erie trail, from the Ohio River in Cincinnati, up to the Cleveland area and Lake Erie.
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Old 03-24-14, 11:02 PM   #73
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Going to Japan on March 30th and going to cycle north from Osaka to Hokkaido, do a loop around there and then fly out of Tokyo to New Zealand. I will be staying in New Zealand for a year, working and touring around. After that, I don't know. That will in the 2015 thread
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Old 03-25-14, 06:54 PM   #74
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Arizona, from Tombstone all the way to the Grand Canyon. I've always wanted to ride through the desert.
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Old 03-25-14, 10:17 PM   #75
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There are a lot of pretty extravagant tours people are talking about on here. I don't know that I'll ever get to that point, but it would be neat to build up to some long distance treks here in the US.

This is my first year riding. My goal is a few over-night to 3 day trips, preferably camping, but I'll see what one of my riding buddies has in mind too. Mileage-wise I'd be in the 1-200 mile range as one of the treks I have mapped out is about 54 miles one way, so 108 out/back.
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