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Forum: Touring
03-22-10, 05:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 726
Posted By pathebikeguy

I found the places i cycled to be very...

I found the places i cycled to be very safe;...yucatan....chiapas....pacific coast from PV to Huatulco...oaxaca.
Check out www.pathebikeguy.com (http://www.pathebikeguy.com) for details.
Have a...
Forum: Touring
08-20-09, 05:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 567
Posted By pathebikeguy

congratulations! Except for the weather sounds...

congratulations!
Except for the weather sounds like you had a great time
You're rigth doing it counterclockwise would have been easier.
I did it counterclockwise last...
Forum: Touring
08-11-09, 11:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 491
Posted By pathebikeguy

years ago i did a 3 day trip DAY 1 Woodbridge...

years ago i did a 3 day trip
DAY 1 Woodbridge to OwenSound ~180km
DAY 2 Owen Sound to Wiaton and back; very nice loop ~100km
DAY 3 Owend Sound back to TO
Forum: Touring
08-11-09, 05:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 491
Posted By pathebikeguy

take the train to niagara falls .... cross the...

take the train to niagara falls .... cross the border.....and ride the south shore of Lake Ontario using the Seaway Trail from Youngstown to Oswego
I went aroung the lake last summer...the american...
Forum: Touring
08-10-09, 04:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 517
Posted By pathebikeguy

I've toured there quite a few times.....staying...

I've toured there quite a few times.....staying away from the coast is good advice.....traffic gets heavy near towns but it really isn't bad....hwy 200 down the pacific coast has some real nice...
Replies: 277
Views: 43,001
Posted By pathebikeguy

Well, I just went around Lake Simcoe here is...

Well, I just went around Lake Simcoe here is Southern Ontario; 274km in 10hours15min.
Back in my randonneuring days i guess in 24 hours i would do about 450-...
Forum: Touring
06-14-09, 05:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,508
Posted By pathebikeguy

I just got back from Vietnam. What you describe...

I just got back from Vietnam.
What you describe also applies to the big towns in Vietnam.
Once you get used to it, its not as dangerous as it looks.
There's nothing you can do about the pollution...
Forum: Touring
06-05-09, 05:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 478
Posted By pathebikeguy

Check out my route map/pics etc on this webpage i...

Check out my route map/pics etc on this webpage i made for ideas.http://www.geocities.com/pathebikeguy/italylazio.html
I recommend;
The coastal road between Terracina and Gaeta. Its spectacular....
Replies: 26
Views: 1,619
Posted By pathebikeguy

My first one ever probably took me about the same...

My first one ever probably took me about the same time.
Seems reall slow now.
At a comfortalble pace i can now cover 160km between 5.5 and 6 hours - total time; on and off bike.
I know some guys...
Replies: 3
Views: 379
Posted By pathebikeguy

Summer Solstice Challange

How many km's can you do on the longest - daylight - day of the year??

The Summer Solstice this year will be on Sunday, June 21.
Sunrise here just north of Toronto will be at 5:36 and Sunset at...
Replies: 2
Views: 440
Posted By pathebikeguy

Century-A-Week

Anyone else out there doing at least a century(160KM) or longer a week.??
I've been doing it for a couple of years between April and October.
If i have the time i'll push it to 200km+.
I just like...
Forum: Touring
04-26-09, 06:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 357
Posted By pathebikeguy

I suggest you visit Morocco. The weather in...

I suggest you visit Morocco.
The weather in southern Morocco should be ideal for cycling at that time.
I've done 2 trips there.
To see my itinerary etc. go...
Forum: Touring
03-30-09, 02:17 PM
Forum: Touring
03-26-09, 08:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,437
Posted By pathebikeguy

I just returned to Toronto from Vietnam with...

I just returned to Toronto from Vietnam with Cathay Pacific.
I was quite impressed with the quality of service.
I was not charged extra for the bike even though the bike box exceeded their maximum...
Forum: Touring
02-27-09, 06:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,516
Posted By pathebikeguy

I went around Lake Ontario last summer. ...

I went around Lake Ontario last summer.
Starting in TO i went around counterclockwise; this gave me a tail wind from Niagara Falls all the way to Cape Vincent/Wolfe Island.
Its very flat but...
Forum: Touring
01-19-09, 06:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 968
Posted By pathebikeguy

Nice photos. I also did a couple of trips...

Nice photos.
I also did a couple of trips there.
I highly recommend the eastern end of the island.
Hopefully with the changes taking place there it will soon be easier for independent travel....
Forum: Touring
12-25-08, 06:39 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,705
Posted By pathebikeguy

Go to Cuba! Good weather! Very friendly...

Go to Cuba!
Good weather!
Very friendly people!
Good roads.
Check out my trips to cuba below.
http://www.geocities.com/pathebikeguy/easterncuba.html
...
Forum: Touring
12-09-08, 06:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 598
Posted By pathebikeguy

Htfu ???

Htfu ???
Forum: Touring
12-08-08, 06:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 598
Posted By pathebikeguy

If this link works this time you can read details...

If this link works this time you can read details about HWY 70 between PV and Guadalajara.

http://www.lonelyplanet.com/thorntree/thread.jspa?messageID=13559035�

Summer cycling in...
Forum: Touring
12-07-08, 08:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 598
Posted By pathebikeguy

I've cycled part of your route. See my website...

I've cycled part of your route.
See my website for route, pics etc.
http://www.geocities.com/pathebikeguy/jaliscocolima2008.html

I hated PV. For about 20km in and out of PV you'll encounter...
Forum: Touring
11-13-08, 06:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 362
Posted By pathebikeguy

Contrary to what you hear in the media, Mexico is...

Contrary to what you hear in the media, Mexico is a great place to travel/bike tour.
I've been there many times.
Check out my routes here; http://www.geocities.com/pathebikeguy
A friend of mine...
Forum: Touring
10-20-08, 06:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 476
Posted By pathebikeguy

I toured from PV along the cost to Manzanillo and...

I toured from PV along the cost to Manzanillo and from there up to Colima.
Riding withing a 20km radius of PV is scary; heavy traffic, narrow roads - no shoulders.
Coblestones make riding into and...
Forum: Touring
10-01-08, 05:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 509
Posted By pathebikeguy

http://www.geocities.com/pathebikeguy/italylazio.h...

http://www.geocities.com/pathebikeguy/italylazio.html
Forum: Touring
10-01-08, 05:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 509
Posted By pathebikeguy

I suggest you buy detailed maps while in Italy. ...

I suggest you buy detailed maps while in Italy.
Thats what I did.
You can see the map/route I used on this webpage.
http://www.geocities.com/pathebikeguy/ilatylazio
Forum: Touring
09-27-08, 06:45 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,376
Posted By pathebikeguy

Wow, super photos! Great trip. Where was the...

Wow, super photos!
Great trip.
Where was the photo of the sand dunes taken??
Forum: Touring
09-25-08, 05:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,096
Posted By pathebikeguy

I like to get away between January and March. ...

I like to get away between January and March.
I've been to Mexico, Cuba, Morocco during the winter and the weather has been ideal for cycling.
I wouldn't go to Italy in January.
Check out my...
Forum: Touring
08-13-08, 04:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 700
Posted By pathebikeguy

Another suggestion. Try to ride through the...

Another suggestion.
Try to ride through the Toronto area ie; Oshawa to Burlington on a SUNDAY when traffic is considerably lighter.
Come to think of it, leaving on a Sunday and going clockwise...
Forum: Touring
08-13-08, 05:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 700
Posted By pathebikeguy

Definitely go the American side going west to...

Definitely go the American side going west to east with the winds at your back. Its the nicest side and I would rather do it without having to struggle with the wind....
Replies: 21
Views: 1,040
Posted By pathebikeguy

Lots of good definitions! I like Captain Slow's...

Lots of good definitions!
I like Captain Slow's definition ie'; going further than you usually go or that you have ever gone before.
Riding from sunrise to sunset is good too.
But riding until you...
Replies: 21
Views: 1,040
Posted By pathebikeguy

How far is "LONG" in Long Distance Cycling

A lot of my friends who like to race seem to get panic attacks when i suggest going for a century + ride; ie 160km +. For them 100km maybe 120 is a very long ride. I like doing centuries on the...
Replies: 4
Views: 484
Posted By pathebikeguy

I would do the TO 2 Ottawa ride. Its more...

I would do the TO 2 Ottawa ride.
Its more challenging and interesting.
Around the lake seems too easy.
Forum: Touring
07-30-08, 05:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 348
Posted By pathebikeguy

I guess I'll wait. Thanks everyone.

I guess I'll wait.
Thanks everyone.
Replies: 4
Views: 484
Posted By pathebikeguy

The Ontario Randonneurs have a 1000km brevet...

The Ontario Randonneurs have a 1000km brevet around Lake Ontario.
I recently went around the lake. It was a very flat and pleasant ride - especially the American side - but nothing...
Forum: Touring
07-28-08, 07:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 348
Posted By pathebikeguy

Sea2Sky Highway;Vancouver2Whistler

Anyone out there been on the Sea to Sky Highway recently.
I hear the road has been improved; more lanes etc.
Is there a decent paved shoulder???
I cycled the road about 10 years ago and was...
Replies: 44
Views: 3,760
Posted By pathebikeguy

[QUOTE=mandovoodoo;7103256] Now I want to ride...

[QUOTE=mandovoodoo;7103256]
Now I want to ride THAT one on weekend trips with enough gear to be self supporting all day. Food, water, repair supplies. And enough room for next day warmies for the...
Forum: Touring
07-24-08, 12:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 605
Posted By pathebikeguy

Thanks for signing the Guestbook on my webpage...

Thanks for signing the Guestbook on my webpage Cyberpep.
Unfortunately, it got partially cut off.
The WATERFRONT TRAIL?? Didn't know about it!!
THe next time I'll use it.
Forum: Touring
07-24-08, 06:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 605
Posted By pathebikeguy

I travelled very light; just a fanny pac with a...

I travelled very light; just a fanny pac with a change in clothing; you can see it in the pic taken in Youngstown.
With the winds behind me it was fast while riding but i stopped a lot to take...
Forum: Touring
07-23-08, 04:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 605
Posted By pathebikeguy

Around Lake Ontario

I recently spent 5 days cycling around Lake Ontario.
It was an easy ride in terms of hills.
I followed the Seaway Trail on the American side; a very pleasant ride.
On the Canadian side I used Hwy...
Forum: Touring
07-21-08, 03:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 360
Posted By pathebikeguy

TouringUPDATES

I'm subscribed to the the Touring Forum but I'm no longer getting my daily updates!?
Anyone know why???
Replies: 5
Views: 617
Posted By pathebikeguy

I did it a couple of weeks ago or a ride around...

I did it a couple of weeks ago or a ride around the lake.
I took the Lakeshore all the way to Burlington.
From there I took the Bike Path along Lakeshore Road to Confederation Park and then the...
Forum: Touring
06-30-08, 11:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 365
Posted By pathebikeguy

Thanks for the great advice and web links.

Thanks for the great advice and web links.
Forum: Touring
06-28-08, 08:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 365
Posted By pathebikeguy

Riding out of Vancouver

I will soon be arriving in Vancouver for a 2 week ride to Calgary.
Leaving Vancouver will be a challange.
From one of the airport hotels i was thinking of using SouthEAST Marine DR. / Marine Way /...
Forum: Touring
06-20-08, 05:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 310
Posted By pathebikeguy

Thanks Norsman for taking the time to help me out.

Thanks Norsman for taking the time to help me out.
Forum: Touring
06-16-08, 07:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 339
Posted By pathebikeguy

An amazing area offf the usual tourist route is...

An amazing area offf the usual tourist route is my parents home town in Lazio.
I spent a month there doing day trips. Lots of scenery; history etc.
Check out this page for details of my...
Forum: Touring
06-09-08, 07:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 310
Posted By pathebikeguy

Thanks for the replies.

Thanks for the replies.
Forum: Touring
06-04-08, 07:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 310
Posted By pathebikeguy

Vancouver2Calgary Loop Acccommodations

I'm planning on spending July cycling from Vancouver to Calgary using Hwy 1 - TransCanada Highway and returning to Vancouver using Hwy 3 - The Crowsnest Highway.
I'ld like to do it with my road bike...
Forum: Touring
03-24-08, 04:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 555
Posted By pathebikeguy

Thanks for the info.

Thanks for the info.
Forum: Touring
03-22-08, 06:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 555
Posted By pathebikeguy

Seat Post Rack Recommendations

I'm looking for a lightweight seat post rack.
I want to do a tour around Lake Ontario ( ~ 10 days) this summer using my road bike and carrying the bare minimum - Just a change of clothing.
Anyone...
Forum: Touring
03-11-08, 05:02 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,509
Posted By pathebikeguy

I'm 53 or 54. I try not to think about it....

I'm 53 or 54. I try not to think about it. Actually i try to forget.
Been touring since i did my first tour at 30 going from Paris to Rome.
Hope to go cross canada this year before its too late.
Forum: Touring
02-20-08, 06:22 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 246
Posted By pathebikeguy

PuertoVallarta 2 Colima Mexico

Instead of going to Texas I spent the first two weeks in January in Mexico.
I did a short 2 week tour starting in Puerto Vallarta.
The weather was perfect.
It was and ok ride but its not my...
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