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Forum: Touring
04-19-20, 11:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 730
Posted By cyclezealot

I considered your suggested tour. But, with my...

I considered your suggested tour. But, with my love of the UP, I chose the MUP.
Have you cycled the Upper Peninsula. ?
Forum: Touring
04-19-20, 11:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 808
Posted By cyclezealot

Nous avons eu l'opportunité de vivre à Roussillon...

Nous avons eu l'opportunité de vivre à Roussillon pendant 8 ans. Ma femme était linguiste. ce que j'appris être hors de France depuis 6 ans, est d'obtenir faible. Maintenant que j'ai plus de temps,...
Forum: Touring
04-18-20, 12:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 730
Posted By cyclezealot

^^. I've signed up for the MUP tour. A...

^^.
I've signed up for the MUP tour.
A minimum of a 290-mile tour encircling the central part of the UP. I love the UP. If it only were in August, I'd feel more optimistic.
On the way south, I...
Forum: Touring
04-17-20, 03:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 730
Posted By cyclezealot

What I am asking, will it change my plans. ? ...

What I am asking, will it change my plans. ?
Back in January, I signed up for a tour in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The tour is maxed out at 250 riders. My tour is already paid for, along with...
03-08-20, 03:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 870
Posted By cyclezealot

I gave up this long for desired bike vacation...

I gave up this long for desired bike vacation with a great bit of regret. I have a chore to do in France that can't be passed up any longer and the call of the Danube is equal to that of the Adelaide...
02-24-20, 07:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 870
Posted By cyclezealot

Delta I talked to their reservations staff, as to...

Delta I talked to their reservations staff, as to that one. He sort of hedged in that policy is also set by their partner airlines.
Bicycling's reporting was dated 2019.
02-24-20, 04:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 870
Posted By cyclezealot

Bikes on Planes. The Cost

2020 is my year to travel overseas. First, I was going to Australia; but it caught on fire. Now, my plan is to fly into Paris and transport my bike to Vienna and ride the Danube.
Delta, KLM, Air...
02-04-20, 03:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,352
Posted By cyclezealot

Triumph the insult dog

Triumph the insult dog
09-03-19, 01:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 750
Posted By cyclezealot

:thumb: that's a start

:thumb: that's a start
08-31-19, 04:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 750
Posted By cyclezealot

Cycling about Adelaide. Any advice.

My plane voucher is set. I am flying into Melbourne on April 21 and will be in the Adelaide area for 3 weeks. With a couple of days spent about Melbourne.
Among my questions are, where is an...
07-23-19, 12:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,004
Posted By cyclezealot

Has anyone had any experience with the Eastern...

Has anyone had any experience with the Eastern Township? Where would you stay? How would you plan for a bike tour between Montreal and Vermont?
Forum: Touring
03-19-19, 12:24 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,093
Posted By cyclezealot

. 👌 Great idea. four mattresses how could that...

. 👌 Great idea. four mattresses how could that fail. Better than my sleeping bag that did not. I might have to ride about 8 Km to my b and b from where the tram line ends. Most would take a taxi, I...
Forum: Touring
03-19-19, 12:10 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,093
Posted By cyclezealot

Carless. We have similar goals in that my trip...

Carless. We have similar goals in that my trip to Adelaide will be almost entirely sans car. My goal will be to have my bike ready to go at the airport and pedal in part to my b and b if...
Forum: Touring
03-11-19, 01:34 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,093
Posted By cyclezealot

Tourist. In my case, a spoke wrench won't repair...

Tourist. In my case, a spoke wrench won't repair a set of spokes that have been smashed in like straws in a windstorm. Just one's bad luck with baggage handlers. Super, you had good luck. We say...
Forum: Touring
03-08-19, 02:53 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,093
Posted By cyclezealot

Once I used a sleeping bag about my fork and...

Once I used a sleeping bag about my fork and wheels. That time the damage was manageable.
Forum: Touring
03-08-19, 02:49 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,093
Posted By cyclezealot

chrisx. A friend more mechanical than I said...

chrisx. A friend more mechanical than I said putting it together was a pain in the butt. But, You get used to it. Why I consider plasticized wrap, should it be adequate protection, I want to have the...
Forum: Touring
03-07-19, 12:29 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,093
Posted By cyclezealot

Packing your bike for Air Travel

In part, I bought my new Lynskey Touring bike because it came with couplers making it possible to fold it up into a suitcase. This way potentially passing up unreasonable costs airlines often charge....
Forum: Touring
02-23-19, 12:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,026
Posted By cyclezealot

You made the case

She can't go. A part of this tour is scuttling about San Francisco on Bart as we head to points south . Recumbent s are taboo, so too would be a trailer. Hadn't thought of that. Thanks ..still...
Forum: Touring
02-22-19, 04:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,026
Posted By cyclezealot

Non Sag bike tours : panniers vs a trailer

I am encouraging a friend to do a very special nonsupported special tour of the California coast. She is new to touring. She hasn't a touring bike with eyelets. Her only option is to use a friend's...
05-31-18, 03:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 916
Posted By cyclezealot

If it's winter... I'll probably stay in...

If it's winter... I'll probably stay in Grafton. But I haven't eliminated Perth . Or one of its adjacent beach towns .But this windest city thing, I'll be keeping that in mind .
05-30-18, 01:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 916
Posted By cyclezealot

Grafton

Thanks both . Thanks for the info. Why Grafton. I want quiet . . And a friendly pub..Bad roads isn't good news. Grafton has a cycling club( Roadies). Grafton is close enough to Queensland...
05-29-18, 02:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 916
Posted By cyclezealot

Australian Winter at Grofton, NSW.

A dream getaway is to take my bike and do an around the world bike vacation. I will do my Austalia trip whenever my life permits. I've chosen various cities for whenever that happens.
My...
Forum: Touring
02-08-18, 11:38 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,503
Posted By cyclezealot

Once I was on BA flight to Nice. That was the...

Once I was on BA flight to Nice. That was the time my bike was beat upon by who knows who. A bunch of Italians noticed my beat upon bike. They asked did I fly in from Heathrow. ? I bought four...
Forum: Touring
02-06-18, 10:57 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,503
Posted By cyclezealot

Jef. I used to fly so often, my bags looked...

Jef. I used to fly so often, my bags looked pretty worn. As I did with my bike, I guess I needed to have invested in a hard shell suitcase. One time the TSA so damaged my bike box, I am amazed the...
Forum: Touring
02-05-18, 11:38 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,503
Posted By cyclezealot

I am sensitive to how my stuff gets treated while...

I am sensitive to how my stuff gets treated while entering or exiting the holds of airplanes.
My issues with airlines have been. 1. The loss of a bike, breaking about every spoke on my front wheel,...
Forum: Touring
02-05-18, 03:15 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,503
Posted By cyclezealot

Some decent Ideas there. Thanks. My Bike has...

Some decent Ideas there. Thanks. My Bike has couplings on the top tube and down tube; so that too will constitute a third piece of luggage. My tour will center around one central location and I'll...
Forum: Touring
02-04-18, 07:22 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,503
Posted By cyclezealot

Pannier recommendations

I am planning on doing a fixed tour in South Australia. International flights allow for only two pieces of checked luggage and one carry on. My tour will last for one month.

My panniers will...
10-17-17, 08:53 PM
Replies: 409
Views: 22,130
Posted By cyclezealot

od Cycleway in Hobart. It is about 13 km long and...

od Cycleway in Hobart. It is about 13 km long and well built

...
10-17-17, 01:30 AM
Replies: 409
Views: 22,130
Posted By cyclezealot

Machka.I guess what I had in Mind covers a...

Machka.I guess what I had in Mind covers a variety of issues as scenic Terrain, Traffic, Bike Infrastructure, Cycling Popularity, climate, safety, meaning are cyclists disrespected by the locals....
10-16-17, 01:59 PM
Replies: 409
Views: 22,130
Posted By cyclezealot

. I love this thread. C. Car culture has...

. I love this thread. C. Car culture has turned people into selfish monsters. I wAnt to cycle. Australia. How does rural Tasmania compare to the wine country about Adelaide. And are Tasmania...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-16, 02:59 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,853
Posted By cyclezealot

Just by the headline, to absurd to even bother to...

Just by the headline, to absurd to even bother to open.Riduclous. Perhaps over a dozen is a bit much.?
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-16, 02:57 PM
Replies: 19,365
Views: 4,057,116
Posted By cyclezealot

went on a very hilly ride up in the mountains...

went on a very hilly ride up in the mountains yesterday..
It was in the high 80's. Very warm for a mid winter ride. Especially, when not quite yet accustomed to summer like heat.
Some of my...
Forum: Foo
10-06-15, 11:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,024
Posted By cyclezealot

So will obsolescence. . Males. Soon we will...

So will obsolescence. .

Males. Soon we will be without purpose. Appreciate the time we have left.

Movie: Roger Dodger. Roger Dodger (2002) R Comedy, Drama
This is the opening scene to...
Forum: Foo
10-05-15, 09:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,024
Posted By cyclezealot

You'll are a distraction. Thankx.

You'll are a distraction. Thankx.
Forum: Foo
10-04-15, 05:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,024
Posted By cyclezealot

I only wish that was always true.

I only wish that was always true.
Forum: Foo
09-23-15, 09:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 868
Posted By cyclezealot

Not that I really care. Whatever, it's OK with...

Not that I really care. Whatever, it's OK with me. But, how many threads from say- Bike advocacy - ends up in P and R. So many of us have a way of making everything political before Page 2.. I hope...
Forum: Foo
09-22-15, 04:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 868
Posted By cyclezealot

Why I try to avoid Box Stores.

Elder Abuse is rude. . Shopper rage does not have to happen just during the Noel shopping season. Don't they know, Nutella is bad for your health. Too much Palm Oil.


Man, 78, Punched in the...
Forum: Foo
09-01-15, 04:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 556
Posted By cyclezealot

Pump. Pump Harry for what. He's already quite the...

Pump. Pump Harry for what. He's already quite the philanderer. No.? Can you imagine the throne intrigue should he follow the pathway of Delivery Man's David Wozniak. Be very afraid.
Delivery Man
...
Forum: Foo
09-01-15, 10:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 556
Posted By cyclezealot

Call in the Irish and Scots to help out in the...

Call in the Irish and Scots to help out in the crisis. All the world knows the Irish are fertile.
Forum: Touring
06-23-15, 10:18 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,385
Posted By cyclezealot

touring when it is hotter than Hot

How did you do. I once got Heat Exhaustion at about 90... Long term forecast for the Pacific Northwest Interior is nearly 100 for days. What was your experience like with prolonged exposure to 95...
06-07-15, 10:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,968
Posted By cyclezealot

I thought my Scott's were quite comfortable. Are...

I thought my Scott's were quite comfortable. Are Scott's at full price cheap. ?I've paid as high as $140. Over a year's time, You walk on your road shoes quite a bit. I've gone through Bike shoes...
06-06-15, 08:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,968
Posted By cyclezealot

Are Sidi Bike shoes really worth it.?

Going on a long bike tour.
. Most of their shoes run 2 to 3 times more expensive than Scott's, Pearl Izumi , or Shimano's . Are they really that much more comfortable. ? Or is a shoe a shoe,...
Forum: Touring
05-05-15, 05:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,968
Posted By cyclezealot

I agree. I might be going solo for a four day...

I agree. I might be going solo for a four day credit card tour. My distances during those four days won't be that great. I might take along a foldable lightweight backpack just in case.
Forum: Touring
05-04-15, 10:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,968
Posted By cyclezealot

I think I found the perfect match for a 3-day...

I think I found the perfect match for a 3-day credit card tour. That and a small backpack should do the trick.
. Light . It should hold at least 3 days worth of one's basic needs. It holds 28...
Forum: Touring
05-04-15, 08:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,968
Posted By cyclezealot

I am always one to take more stuff than I need....

I am always one to take more stuff than I need. I'll probably stay one night in Bellingham. One night in BC. Another night in Bellingham before I hit the train back.. A day and a half on the train....
Forum: Touring
05-04-15, 04:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,968
Posted By cyclezealot

Could be. But, My time spent there is nowhere...

Could be. But, My time spent there is nowhere near Haloween.
Forum: Touring
05-04-15, 12:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,968
Posted By cyclezealot

Post tour in Bellingham is my bigger question....

Post tour in Bellingham is my bigger question. I'll have no sag wagon. . . Guess, my time there will mostly be spent on the bike. Very little social stuff going on.. Mostly riding about Vancouver...
Forum: Touring
05-04-15, 10:56 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,968
Posted By cyclezealot

Staehpj. Once we did a tour and one of our riders...

Staehpj. Once we did a tour and one of our riders didn't change his shorts for days .By the smell of him, maybe even the better part of a week. He got a bad case of crotch rot. It was not pretty....
Forum: Touring
05-04-15, 01:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,968
Posted By cyclezealot

That's a good plan. There would be no questions...

That's a good plan. There would be no questions if it was simply the 14 days with sag and I was coming straight backwith no off days in Portland. . Guess, I could take just one pair of black...
Forum: Touring
05-04-15, 01:15 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,968
Posted By cyclezealot

I think my plan is mail my tent and camping...

I think my plan is mail my tent and camping supplies to my hotel in Portland. Then ship them back from Bellingham. In Portland, I'll be doing some local touring about Portland, Bellingham, and B.C....
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