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Forum: Touring
10-29-18, 03:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,281
Posted By becnal

Oh yeah, this will do nicely! :beer:

Oh yeah, this will do nicely! :beer:
Forum: Touring
10-29-18, 03:18 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,303
Posted By becnal

Beautiful! But no handlebar bag?

Beautiful! But no handlebar bag?
Forum: Touring
10-29-18, 03:05 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,303
Posted By becnal

What? That’s outrageous. There’s no way I would...

What? That’s outrageous. There’s no way I would hand over my passport to anyone except a government official.
Forum: Touring
10-29-18, 03:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 779
Posted By becnal

I always recommend the Esterbauer Bikeline map...

I always recommend the Esterbauer Bikeline map books. Their Via Claudia Augusta Edition is great and comes in German or Italian. https://www.esterbauer.com/db_detail_druck.php?buecher_code=VCA
Forum: Touring
10-29-18, 02:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,954
Posted By becnal

That makes me happy to hear. I’m planning to bike...

That makes me happy to hear. I’m planning to bike the Via Claudia Augusta next summer and will probably need to take the train from Venice back home to Germany.
Forum: Touring
09-01-14, 10:14 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 444
Posted By becnal

Canal du Midi Bikeline map book now available.

I wish it had been available when I did the CdM 8 years ago! Bikeline by Esterbauer makes the best map books. Even if it isn't in English, they're indispensable: ...
Forum: Touring
07-05-14, 05:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 766
Posted By becnal

You don't have a bike? You're Dutch!

You don't have a bike? You're Dutch!
Forum: Touring
05-22-14, 04:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,379
Posted By becnal

Well, if on tour with my gf, I'd be pulling my...

Well, if on tour with my gf, I'd be pulling my bob yak trailer anyway, so I could just lay it right on top. But perhaps I'll see if I can rig the tent to the side of my rear rack in place of one of...
Forum: Touring
05-16-14, 04:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,379
Posted By becnal

Quechua 2 Seconds Pop Up tent on bike tour.

I'd love to hear from anyone here who has used or toured with one. I don't mind the weight and already understand it isn't ideal for camping in high winds. The ease of set up and break down is...
Forum: Touring
04-01-14, 10:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 912
Posted By becnal

If camping, no. If staying in B&Bs, then it's a...

If camping, no. If staying in B&Bs, then it's a very good idea to have a mobile phone and phone your potential destinations by lunchtime that day. Makes for much much more pleasurable riding when you...
Forum: Touring
02-14-14, 09:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 576
Posted By becnal

Via Claudia Augusta. Map available in Italian or...

Via Claudia Augusta. Map available in Italian or German.

http://www.esterbauer.com/db_rtb_detail_int.php?buecher_code=VCA_I
Forum: Touring
02-04-14, 03:02 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,265
Posted By becnal

Not Spain. What a nightmare.

Not Spain. What a nightmare.
Forum: Touring
02-10-13, 09:08 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,733
Posted By becnal

Ponchos are useful for everyday commuting because...

Ponchos are useful for everyday commuting because it will fit over whatever you happen to be wearing, and most people don't go too fast on their city commute. But for touring, spending hours a day...
Forum: Touring
02-08-13, 07:11 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 7,443
Posted By becnal

On a fully loaded touring bike going up hill,...

On a fully loaded touring bike going up hill, you're gonna want the option of having that granny ring, believe you me.
Forum: Touring
02-08-13, 07:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 468
Posted By becnal

Solved. :D ...

Solved. :D

http://www.esterbauer.com/db_detail_druck.php?buecher_code=DRW4
http://www.esterbauer.com/db_detail_druck.php?buecher_code=DRW5
Forum: Touring
02-08-13, 07:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 468
Posted By becnal

This. :)

This. :)
Forum: Touring
02-08-13, 07:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 468
Posted By becnal

Agreed. (fellow frankfurter)

Agreed. (fellow frankfurter)
Forum: Touring
02-02-13, 04:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,549
Posted By becnal

Dovo Shavette disposable blade straight razor. ...

Dovo Shavette disposable blade straight razor.

http://www.classicshaving.com/catalog/item/522940/286096.htm
Forum: Touring
02-02-13, 04:05 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,754
Posted By becnal

Dovo Shavette. Problem solved. ...

Dovo Shavette. Problem solved.

http://www.classicshaving.com/catalog/item/522940/286096.htm
Forum: Touring
01-21-13, 12:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 650
Posted By becnal

Oh yes, but I was including Strasbourg as part of...

Oh yes, but I was including Strasbourg as part of Germany, as I always do, in my mind at least. :D
Forum: Touring
01-20-13, 11:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 650
Posted By becnal

Indispensable! :D

Indispensable! :D
Forum: Touring
01-20-13, 03:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 650
Posted By becnal

I don't believe it's the Dead See you'll find at...

I don't believe it's the Dead See you'll find at the end of the Danube, but then again, I'll never question a man who tours in white tie and tails!
Forum: Touring
01-20-13, 03:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 650
Posted By becnal

The river bike paths of Germany are second to...

The river bike paths of Germany are second to none! The Mosel, the Danube, the Elba, the Lahn, the TAUBER! The Fulda, the Weser, I could go on. We have the best map guide books, Bikeline from...
Forum: Touring
01-20-13, 02:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 657
Posted By becnal

I imagine you'll be camping, no? Where are you...

I imagine you'll be camping, no? Where are you from? What languages do,you speak?
Forum: Touring
01-20-13, 02:56 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,532
Posted By becnal

Absolutely. Those aren't touring speeds, those...

Absolutely. Those aren't touring speeds, those are racing speeds.
Forum: Touring
01-14-13, 08:33 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,532
Posted By becnal

I wouldn't do 90 miles a day on a stationary bike...

I wouldn't do 90 miles a day on a stationary bike in my living room. :D
Forum: Touring
01-13-13, 08:22 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,532
Posted By becnal

90 miles a day? WITH camping gear? :(

90 miles a day? WITH camping gear? :(
Forum: Touring
09-06-12, 01:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,335
Posted By becnal

Indeed, the Mosel is one of Germany's best bike...

Indeed, the Mosel is one of Germany's best bike routes. Gorgeous riding.
Forum: Touring
07-30-12, 04:30 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,843
Posted By becnal

Exactly. Why would it be necessary or desirable...

Exactly. Why would it be necessary or desirable to ride on a saddle cover? Just stick a plastic bag on it when not riding.
Forum: Introductions
07-27-12, 03:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 426
Posted By becnal

How far along the Marne have you gone? Have you...

How far along the Marne have you gone? Have you gotten to the Marne-Rhine Canal?
http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php/832409-Germany-to-Paris-Any-experience-with-the-Marne-Rhine-Canal
Forum: Touring
07-21-12, 10:39 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,219
Posted By becnal

What do I bring for tire repair? Nothing, because...

What do I bring for tire repair? Nothing, because I have Schwalbe marathon plus tires and have never needed tire repair.
Forum: Touring
07-17-12, 02:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 424
Posted By becnal

Or ride your bikes down the Isar River Bike Path...

Or ride your bikes down the Isar River Bike Path to the Danube. :D
Forum: Touring
07-17-12, 08:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 424
Posted By becnal

Will you be flying into Frankfurt or Munich?

Will you be flying into Frankfurt or Munich?
Forum: Touring
07-17-12, 08:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 424
Posted By becnal

I'd doubt that. Calling the same day ought to be...

I'd doubt that. Calling the same day ought to be fine, especially as you'll have lots of options. Having the Bikeline book will definitely be a big help though.
07-17-12, 06:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 5,931
Posted By becnal

Fahrrad Thöt http://www.fahrrad-frankfurt.net/

Fahrrad Thöt
http://www.fahrrad-frankfurt.net/
Forum: Touring
07-17-12, 01:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 424
Posted By becnal

You should definitely get the Bikeline book (in...

You should definitely get the Bikeline book (in English too) and have a cel phone. At lunch time each day, figure out how far you'll get by that evening and call ahead to reserve a room. It's so...
07-16-12, 07:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,799
Posted By becnal

Yep!

Yep!
Forum: Introductions
07-16-12, 07:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,357
Posted By becnal

I really must take a ride to that "shop" one...

I really must take a ride to that "shop" one day!
07-16-12, 07:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 687
Posted By becnal

Did you ever have any luck with your tour?

Did you ever have any luck with your tour?
Forum: Europe
07-16-12, 06:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,314
Posted By becnal

Here's an overview: ...

Here's an overview:

http://www.esterbauer.com/uebersicht_d.html
Forum: Europe
07-16-12, 06:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,314
Posted By becnal

Oh you'll find countless ideal, smooth, level,...

Oh you'll find countless ideal, smooth, level, scenic, carfree paths along gorgeous rivers and through beautiful forests here in Germany. The following routes are highly recommended: Moselle,...
Forum: Introductions
07-16-12, 06:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 205
Posted By becnal

Where are you located?

Where are you located?
Forum: Touring
07-16-12, 05:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 702
Posted By becnal

I didn't have a specific time in mind. I'm...

I didn't have a specific time in mind. I'm pretty flexible.
Forum: Touring
07-16-12, 05:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,825
Posted By becnal

Wicked. Looks like it can double as a battering...

Wicked. Looks like it can double as a battering ram.
Forum: Europe
07-15-12, 10:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 850
Posted By becnal

I can't imagine there are any companies which...

I can't imagine there are any companies which would do that, but getting a rental bike back to Amsterdam shouldn't be a problem. Or like Zieleman says, get a cheap bike and dump it in berlin.
Forum: Europe
07-15-12, 10:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,228
Posted By becnal

I'm a bit slow in posting, but I've biked the...

I'm a bit slow in posting, but I've biked the canal in it's entirety and it was gorgeous. I've got a hybrid bike and some stretches would have been treacherous with a road bike, but I wouldn't miss...
Forum: Touring
07-15-12, 07:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 880
Posted By becnal

Hennessy hammock!

Hennessy hammock!
Forum: Touring
07-15-12, 06:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 702
Posted By becnal

Germany to Paris: Any experience with the Marne Rhine Canal?

I love following rivers and canals, it takes all the stress out of bike tours. Few cars, level routes, beautiful scenery and easy map planning.

Does anyone have any experience cycling the Marne...
Forum: Touring
07-15-12, 03:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 430
Posted By becnal

What about this: ...

What about this:

http://www.eurocanals.com/Waterways/francewaterwaysm.html
Forum: Touring
07-15-12, 03:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 328
Posted By becnal

Definitely. I had zero luck getting my bike on...

Definitely. I had zero luck getting my bike on Spanish buses. It's amazing how anti-bike that country can be considering how much they love the sport.
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