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Forum: Touring
11-16-12, 02:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 329
Posted By Weetbix

Taking part in the Tour d'Afrique next year for a cause

Hi all.

I wasn't sure which sub-forum this would be most suited to - this or the long distance - but I consider this my home sub-forum so here goes!

Next year I'm taking 5 months off work and...
10-13-12, 12:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,159
Posted By Weetbix

thanks for the reply Colin, appreciate it. I...

thanks for the reply Colin, appreciate it. I don't know much at all about tubless tyres either, can you point me in the direction of any helpful sites that explain what they are? Can you run a...
10-10-12, 09:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,159
Posted By Weetbix

Best puncture resistant 29'er tyres?

Hi all,

New to the MTB forum specifically, normally spend my time over in the touring forum but felt this is more appropriate here.

So next year I'm doing the Tour d'Afrique...
Forum: Touring
08-09-11, 01:39 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,265
Posted By Weetbix

Wow, small world eh :) Yeh I do recall there was...

Wow, small world eh :) Yeh I do recall there was a race on that day when I went out for a ride on the bike paths, the person I asked had said most of the cyclists were ahead of me so there wasn't...
Forum: Touring
08-09-11, 02:43 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,265
Posted By Weetbix

Here is a selection of pictures from the trip...

Here is a selection of pictures from the trip which I have put up on Facebook... (http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150250305946396.321415.509516395&l=89b85f69e6&type=1)
Forum: Touring
08-07-11, 11:08 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,265
Posted By Weetbix

Hey Valygrl, Just got back from 3 weeks in...

Hey Valygrl,

Just got back from 3 weeks in the states, 2 of which were spent riding in Colorado, was awesome, thoroughly enjoyed it :) The final route was:

1. Colorado Springs to Canon City...
Forum: Touring
07-09-11, 11:15 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,265
Posted By Weetbix

Hi Valygrl, "Most" of the preparation for my...

Hi Valygrl,

"Most" of the preparation for my trip is done, gotta say a huge thanks to you for your help in this thread. I've decided to start from Colorado Springs and follow the first route...
Forum: Touring
05-30-11, 04:41 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,265
Posted By Weetbix

Hi Valygrl. Cheers for that last post, it was...

Hi Valygrl. Cheers for that last post, it was very helpful, and I ended up purchasing about the Colorado passes from Amazon. The plans for a tour are now confirmed 100% a go, but I haven't been...
Forum: Touring
05-04-11, 01:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 929
Posted By Weetbix

You'll be fine in the north island in October so...

You'll be fine in the north island in October so long as you stay away from major cities and towns, keep to the smaller towns. ScruffyChimp is right, it's going to be a sellout!
Forum: Touring
05-03-11, 01:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 929
Posted By Weetbix

there is still plenty of infrastructure here in...

there is still plenty of infrastructure here in Christchurch, don't let the earthquake put off any plans to visit here - still plenty of everything you need, minus a CBD :) If you are planning to...
Forum: Touring
05-02-11, 12:17 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,381
Posted By Weetbix

Me too, this is one of my goals in my life. I've...

Me too, this is one of my goals in my life. I've done USA, and will be doing Africa in 2013
Forum: Touring
05-01-11, 01:01 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,265
Posted By Weetbix

Hi valygrl, thanks for your post. You are right...

Hi valygrl, thanks for your post. You are right about my route that it is probably too much prairie and not much mountains, not really by choice. The reason for my first route is just that, it's a...
Forum: Touring
04-30-11, 07:19 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,265
Posted By Weetbix

Hi all, I thought I would dredge up my old thread...

Hi all, I thought I would dredge up my old thread because plans for a short tour may be back in action. Looks like I may be heading over to the states for a conference in early august so I'm looking...
Forum: Touring
01-03-11, 11:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 470
Posted By Weetbix

You would probably have more luck with steal...

You would probably have more luck with steal camping on the west coast than if you head up the central island, as the west coast is more rugged, bush/forest area, whereas up central it's more open...
Forum: Touring
01-02-11, 09:43 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,265
Posted By Weetbix

D'oh , I should have looked at your journal...

D'oh , I should have looked at your journal before most of that post :) Looks like you took basically the route I was enquiring about thru North Yellowstone to White Sulphur Springs along 89. Your...
Forum: Touring
01-02-11, 09:36 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,265
Posted By Weetbix

Hi Valygrl, thank you for the offer, I might take...

Hi Valygrl, thank you for the offer, I might take you up on it, but better make sure the trip is confirmed first (there is no guarantee that I will actually be going at this stage), so will let you...
Forum: Touring
12-31-10, 11:00 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,265
Posted By Weetbix

The colorado national monument will definitely...

The colorado national monument will definitely have to be on my list, those maps for day trips are very cool, and the loop of the monument would be a nice day trip. the more I plan this the longer...
Forum: Touring
12-31-10, 04:09 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,265
Posted By Weetbix

Looks like I'm going to have to try & get more...

Looks like I'm going to have to try & get more time off work to do a 3 week tour (or dare I say 4 week) those canyons look awesome, thanks everyone!
Forum: Touring
12-29-10, 04:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 470
Posted By Weetbix

PS, if you want some idea of what the track looks...

PS, if you want some idea of what the track looks like, Have a look at this journal entry (http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/page/?o=RrzKj&page_id=19996&v=6k)
Forum: Touring
12-29-10, 04:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 470
Posted By Weetbix

Heading west from Picton is a good idea, you want...

Heading west from Picton is a good idea, you want to keep away from the eastern side of the south island, it is where the larger towns and cities are (if you like that kind of thing), but direct...
Forum: Touring
12-28-10, 10:52 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,265
Posted By Weetbix

Looking into it, the area around Durango,...

Looking into it, the area around Durango, Silverton, Gunnison in Colorado looks like a really nice place to do a tour in, big decisions to make!
Forum: Touring
12-28-10, 03:03 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,265
Posted By Weetbix

Hi eofelis, do you have any photographs or...

Hi eofelis, do you have any photographs or journals of that particular tour? When you say it is not as glamarous, what are you referring to, just the lack of "officiality" ?
Forum: Touring
12-27-10, 10:19 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,265
Posted By Weetbix

Yeah I've been looking into the Selkirk loop and...

Yeah I've been looking into the Selkirk loop and it looks like it might be a winner. Enough side trips & so on to fill up 2 weeks, also easily accessible via Spokane for an international traveller. ...
Forum: Touring
12-27-10, 08:09 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,265
Posted By Weetbix

Hi all, thank you for the suggestions. I...

Hi all,

thank you for the suggestions. I really like the look of the ride you took cyclebum, Montana was one of my favorite states to ride in, as well as Oregon, I enjoy the wide open spaces and...
Forum: Touring
12-26-10, 07:25 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,265
Posted By Weetbix

Recommended 2 week tours in USA?

Hi all,

I'm looking for ideas for a short tour somewhere in the USA of around 2 weeks around early August. I have done the TransAm in 2008, and been down part of the Pacific Coast in 2009, so...
12-26-10, 06:16 PM
Replies: 770
Views: 228,378
Posted By Weetbix

Next year will be my 28th year car free, if you...

Next year will be my 28th year car free, if you don't count being driven around by parents as a kid as breaking the car-free ethos :)
12-12-10, 03:10 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,486
Posted By Weetbix

I guess the only solution is to try to find a job...

I guess the only solution is to try to find a job that doesn't ask you that question :)
12-11-10, 11:33 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,486
Posted By Weetbix

Could you just say you did drive up until a few...

Could you just say you did drive up until a few days after getting the job upon which you decided to give up driving? Technically @ the time of your employment you were driving :)
12-11-10, 10:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,746
Posted By Weetbix

My impressions of Kentucky were that everyone was...

My impressions of Kentucky were that everyone was incredibly friendly. Eastern Kentucky however was pretty dirty, with lots of litter lining the roads. It was clear that there was some big time...
12-11-10, 09:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,746
Posted By Weetbix

Yeah this is basically touring (in what appears...

Yeah this is basically touring (in what appears to be pyjamas??)

I cycled across the states in 2008 from Virginia to Oregon, so I guess that made me voluntarily homeless and carless for 3 months -...
12-11-10, 09:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,086
Posted By Weetbix

Maybe in a perfect world, but you have to be...

Maybe in a perfect world, but you have to be realistic, cars will never be outlawed, especially in America (and I'm not even American...)

We have dedicated bus lines on a large number of busy...
12-11-10, 09:28 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,486
Posted By Weetbix

When I entered the job market after university my...

When I entered the job market after university my parents urged me to finally get my restricted license - even though I never had any interest in getting it. "You'll need it for work!" they said. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-08-10, 03:01 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 21,168
Posted By Weetbix

I'm new to the road cycling forum, and these...

I'm new to the road cycling forum, and these threads have given me hours of laughs :thumb::thumb::thumb:
Forum: Touring
10-20-10, 12:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,879
Posted By Weetbix

Touring on a single speed - hardcore !

Touring on a single speed - hardcore !
10-20-10, 12:52 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,737
Posted By Weetbix

Get yourself some good wet weather gear and you...

Get yourself some good wet weather gear and you won't even notice it's raining. I have a waterproof lighweight rain jacket which keeps out all the rain for the upper half. For the lower half, I...
Forum: Touring
10-13-10, 10:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 666
Posted By Weetbix

Longest tour was the TransAm, which was around ~...

Longest tour was the TransAm, which was around ~ 4,200 miles
Longest day was also on that trip, 112 miles, nice tailwind :)
Forum: Touring
10-13-10, 10:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,057
Posted By Weetbix

What is your route? If you are planning on doing...

What is your route? If you are planning on doing in a couple of years then there isn't much point trying to get touring-fit now. You should just eat right and do exercise, whether that includes a...
10-05-10, 03:00 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,046
Posted By Weetbix

I'm a database developer, which is a kind of...

I'm a database developer, which is a kind of programming I spose - 100% car free. I work with 18 other people and none of them are car free, so I don't know if there is any car free trend amongst...
10-02-10, 01:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 550
Posted By Weetbix

Getting two flats within a week of one another on...

Getting two flats within a week of one another on different tyres is probably just bad luck. I would just fix the flat on the front and keep going. If it happens again, take note of where abouts on...
09-30-10, 01:21 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,986
Posted By Weetbix

+1 - I always enjoy doing this :) ......

+1 - I always enjoy doing this :)



... or know you don't.


Here's my addition: You might be living a car-free lifestyle if your house is burgled, and when the police catch the perp, the...
09-16-10, 01:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 648
Posted By Weetbix

Phone & ask, if they say no, do it anyway. I...

Phone & ask, if they say no, do it anyway. I stayed one night in a pretty flash hotel when I was bike touring, just thought bugger it and went in, looked completely out of place, but the lady at...
Forum: Touring
09-12-10, 04:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 681
Posted By Weetbix

Sylvia, you are an inspiration! I followed your...

Sylvia, you are an inspiration! I followed your CGOAB journal since it began, you have had some amazing adventures!
Forum: Touring
09-12-10, 04:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 727
Posted By Weetbix

Far from it. I live in Christchurch and it is by...

Far from it. I live in Christchurch and it is by no means destroyed. The quake left almost every house with some form of damage but 99.99% of the houses are still standing. Central city was shut...
09-08-10, 01:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 741
Posted By Weetbix

Being on the flat, no, not really, having...

Being on the flat, no, not really, having heavier panniers/bike doesn't really bother me, being used to it. The only time it is ever a problem is if the lifts aren't working and I have to carry my...
08-28-10, 04:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 647
Posted By Weetbix

No complaints with the '10 Sputnik here. I can't...

No complaints with the '10 Sputnik here. I can't comment on the others not having ridden any of them, but I love my Sputnik
08-28-10, 04:33 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,385
Posted By Weetbix

Hey harshbarj, glad to have you on board. I am 3...

Hey harshbarj, glad to have you on board. I am 3 years behind you in the car free stakes. I'm 27 and never owned a vehicle, never even taken public transport. My transport life is all about the...
Forum: Touring
08-18-10, 04:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 421
Posted By Weetbix

lol, so you then stay 1-2 days behind them so...

lol, so you then stay 1-2 days behind them so they can't slack off lest you catch up :)
Forum: Touring
08-03-10, 03:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,024
Posted By Weetbix

Brooks saddle, Tubus racks, Schwalbe Marathon...

Brooks saddle, Tubus racks, Schwalbe Marathon tyres, the ultimate touring machine, sold !
07-16-10, 11:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 286
Posted By Weetbix

You'll probably get some good advice in the...

You'll probably get some good advice in the touring forum. I cycled across the USA in 2008 and went thru Grand Teton / Yellowstone area. Overall Yellowstone was pretty average, too many goddam...
07-16-10, 11:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 782
Posted By Weetbix

2007 Trek 520 touring bike which I bought in 2008...

2007 Trek 520 touring bike which I bought in 2008 & cycled across the USA on, the old workhorse is still going strong. I also have a 2010 Jamis Sputnik fixie for summer work commutes and weekend...
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