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Forum: Touring 10-13-17, 01:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 379
Posted By raybo
Yes and No. Highway 1 is blocked. But, you...

Yes and No.

Highway 1 is blocked. But, you can still get through by climbing over the coastal mountains using Furgesson-Nacimiento Rd.
Forum: Touring 10-13-17, 08:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 379
Posted By raybo
Big Sur bridge open

I posted this in a recent thread asking about riding down the coast.

According to this San Jose Mercury article...
Forum: Touring 10-13-17, 07:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 278
Posted By raybo
According to this San Jose Mercury Article...

According to this San Jose Mercury Article (http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/10/04/big-sur-pfeiffer-canyon-bridge-to-open-oct-13/), the Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge opens today (10/13/2018).

This means...
Forum: Touring 10-09-17, 08:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 915
Posted By raybo
This page has 6 links in information about bike...

This page has 6 links in information about bike touring in Cuba (http://www.biketouringtips.com/textSearch.php?searchText=cuba). While not all of them will be use to you, the information provided...
Forum: Touring 10-02-17, 05:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 568
Posted By raybo
Originally, we thought that lunch is something...

Originally, we thought that lunch is something we'd have to provide. But, once on the boat, they let us take whatever was leftover in the breakfast buffet for lunch. This included bananas, apples,...
Forum: Touring 09-30-17, 08:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 568
Posted By raybo
From the article: This one-week, all...

From the article:

This one-week, all inclusive bike tour cost me 839. That includes docking and registration fees, as well as, a 50 discount for bringing my own bicycle. This was for 7 nights...
Forum: Touring 09-29-17, 09:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 568
Posted By raybo
I'd say the average day was 25 miles. Though,...

I'd say the average day was 25 miles. Though, every day there was a longer option that went as high as 50-60 miles.

For the most part, these cruises aren't for people who want to do much daily...
Forum: Touring 09-29-17, 07:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 568
Posted By raybo
My review of a one week boat-bike tour on the Danube River

In June, 2017, after riding from Amsterdam to Passau, Germany, I boarded a river cruise ship with my wife and two friends for a one week, round trip cruise on the Danube. It was the first time I've...
Forum: Touring 09-27-17, 08:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 359
Posted By raybo
I hope you and your wife have a great tour. ...

I hope you and your wife have a great tour.

However, I think you should consider places you might want to visit that aren't on the Danube. It is a long river and, unless you really like river...
Forum: Touring 09-26-17, 08:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 359
Posted By raybo
I spent several months riding the Bike Friday on...

I spent several months riding the Bike Friday on training rides before I took it on tour. I wrote an article about my first impressions (http://www.biketouringtips.com/showTipComments.php?tipID=2373)...
Forum: Touring 09-25-17, 02:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 359
Posted By raybo
Journal of my ride across Western Europe

In May, 2017, I rode from Amsterdam to Passau, Germany. The ride took 28 days and included such highlights as the sand dunes west of Amsterdam, riding along the Rhine, the Vennbahn rail trail in...
Forum: Touring 09-17-17, 08:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 315
Posted By raybo
While I second checking out crazyguyonabike.com,...

While I second checking out crazyguyonabike.com, here are 5 links to information about touring in Japan (http://www.biketouringtips.com/searchTips.html?country=Japan&state=&place=&id=&subtopic=)...
Forum: Touring 09-07-17, 12:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 422
Posted By raybo
At 1mm in size, I'd just sew it.

At 1mm in size, I'd just sew it.
Forum: Touring 09-06-17, 02:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 345
Posted By raybo
This page has 5 links to information about the...

This page has 5 links to information about the Western Express Route (http://www.biketouringtips.com/searchTips.html?country=&state=&place=&id=Adventure%20Cycling%20Association&subtopic=22.5). They...
Forum: Touring 08-30-17, 01:05 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,458
Posted By raybo
From Missoula, MT through Glacier NP and up to...

From Missoula, MT through Glacier NP and up to Jasper along the ACA Great Parks North route. The journal of that 4 week ride is here (http://www.biketouringtips.com/showJournalPages.php?jid=52).
...
Forum: Touring 08-23-17, 10:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 807
Posted By raybo
If truly live tracking isn't necessary, then I'd...

If truly live tracking isn't necessary, then I'd suggest the TrackMyTour app. I think it only runs on iPhones, if that is an issue.

It is an off-line tracking app. You enter waypoints as you ride...
Forum: Touring 08-20-17, 04:23 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,180
Posted By raybo
I planned my recent ride from Amsterdam to Passau...

I planned my recent ride from Amsterdam to Passau across Western Europe using Strava's heat map: http://labs.strava.com/heatmap.

This is a compilation of all the routes ridden for an entire year...
Forum: Touring 08-17-17, 07:11 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,049
Posted By raybo
Since I live in San Francisco and have family and...

Since I live in San Francisco and have family and friends in LA, I've ridden the SF to LA run a half dozen times. But, I can't really see any reason to do it again.
Forum: Touring 08-15-17, 07:46 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,715
Posted By raybo
I do use drop bars. But, my mirror is attached...

I do use drop bars. But, my mirror is attached to the visor on my helmet.

I use the "Take a Look" mirror and highly recommend it. I have no idea if it is sold in Ireland but they are readily...
Forum: Touring 08-05-17, 10:39 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 697
Posted By raybo
How far round is a bicycle tire?

On my recent ride through Western Europe, I managed to enter the wrong wheel circumference in my cyclometer. It took me a day or two to realize that the mileage I was recording seemed too far given...
Forum: Touring 08-04-17, 08:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 380
Posted By raybo
Selected photos from my ride across Western Europe -- Amsterdam to Passau, Germany

In May - June, 2017, I rode from Amsterdam to Passau, Germany in 26 days. The route I followed went across The Netherlands, then south along the German Border to the Bodensee, and then east through...
Forum: Touring 08-02-17, 10:54 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,715
Posted By raybo
I listen to audiobooks when I ride. Since stereo...

I listen to audiobooks when I ride. Since stereo isn't important in such things, I only use one earbud (on the non-traffic side). I have used the One Good Ear bud for this. It puts both tracks in one...
Forum: Touring 05-21-17, 01:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 774
Posted By raybo
How to compare touring with riding?

I am currently in Luxembourg and I met a gaggle of riders doing some fully supported riding in the Ardennes. The guy I was talking to said they did 120K the previous day in the mountains. I did about...
Forum: Touring 04-27-17, 05:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 781
Posted By raybo
I rode the route Jamawani suggested above (he was...

I rode the route Jamawani suggested above (he was the one who suggested it to me, as well). I started in Bellingham and rode over Deception Pass (don't miss this if you can help it), across Whidbey...
Forum: Touring 04-24-17, 12:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 631
Posted By raybo
You might find this detailed article about...

You might find this detailed article about bicycle saddles useful: Saddle Comfort for Cyclists: The Best Bicycle Touring Seats - CyclingAbout...
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