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Forum: Touring
10-10-16, 06:50 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,604
Posted By JohnyW

Hi, we have a great time here. Weather is great....

Hi, we have a great time here. Weather is great. We could even load our bikes on a canoe. We are heading now to the Algoquin NP. There should be the foliage peak right now. Best regards Thomas
Forum: Touring
09-20-16, 01:08 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,604
Posted By JohnyW

Hello, gauvins: Thanks for the foliage map ...

Hello,
gauvins: Thanks for the foliage map
In the beginning of this thread I thought we are too late...
Erik
great, great images. And another stop on the way to Tadoussac...
Forum: Touring
09-19-16, 02:40 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,604
Posted By JohnyW

Hi Erik, Thanks a lot for this great...

Hi Erik,

Thanks a lot for this great information. I reworked the route so far until Quebec (Tommorrow I will work on the part Quebec to Ottawa)



Regarding the fall color special: Do you...
Forum: Touring
09-15-16, 02:03 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,604
Posted By JohnyW

Hello, because we didn't find a rental car...

Hello,

because we didn't find a rental car company in Tadoussac we will start our cycling tour in Saguenay. We booked a rental car in Montreal and drive alongside the St. Lorenz River to Tadoussac...
Forum: Touring
09-09-16, 05:15 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,604
Posted By JohnyW

as more as I get informed I think I have to use...

as more as I get informed I think I have to use it. The problem is I learnt it 20 years ago and everytime I was in France (every 3-4 years) I spoke my first sentence all replied in English (not good...
Forum: Touring
09-08-16, 01:46 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,604
Posted By JohnyW

gauvins: Thank you very much. Next week I...

gauvins: Thank you very much.

Next week I post the planned Route - as we now ordered the car - and I have to adjust it.

Regarding the Traffic: I was warned in this forum about the Sea-to-Sky...
Forum: Touring
09-07-16, 06:38 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,604
Posted By JohnyW

Hi Erick, The Canadian Thanksgiving is...

Hi Erick,


The Canadian Thanksgiving is our last week - and one major point is: we want to ride due peak color.

Regarding hills, wind and Dirt Roads: We are normally quite fit. It's touring:...
Forum: Touring
09-06-16, 09:51 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,604
Posted By JohnyW

Hi, we're starting on Sep. 24th in Montreal...

Hi,

we're starting on Sep. 24th in Montreal leave on October 16th from Toronto. (We take a car to Tadoussac and start cycling from there). So I mean the Canadian Thanks Giving with we probably...
Forum: Touring
09-06-16, 03:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,634
Posted By JohnyW

The last years I flew several times with...

The last years I flew several times with Lufthansa (in Europe). Really no packing required.
Not cheap but best for transporting bicycles. With the race bike I forgot the tool to remove the pedals -...
Forum: Touring
09-06-16, 12:55 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,604
Posted By JohnyW

Quebec/Ontartio Questions:

Hello,

We are planning a trip from Tadoussac to Toronto (north of the St. Lorenz River): And I have some questions:

1: we want to cross via Road 60 from Parc Grands Jardíns to Parc...
Forum: Touring
06-15-11, 07:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 429
Posted By JohnyW

Hi, take the risk - have a 2nd plan. ...

Hi,



take the risk - have a 2nd plan.

I had to use the 2nd plan quite often (but only once there I took the risk)
Forum: Touring
03-01-11, 06:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,810
Posted By JohnyW

I don't like Google maps for planning: - No...

I don't like Google maps for planning:

- No roads are marked as scenic
- Minor roads are not clearly visible (Path or Road)
- No sights for sightseeing
- No local bike routes visible
- No...
Forum: Touring
03-01-11, 06:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 425
Posted By JohnyW

But then summer is too late to start...

But then summer is too late to start...
Forum: Touring
01-05-11, 09:51 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,638
Posted By JohnyW

It was similar like aenlaasu. I was 9 years...

It was similar like aenlaasu.

I was 9 years old. 2 friends and I told our parents that we cycle to the public swimming pool. Instead we cycled to a natural lake 50 km far away. This was my first...
Forum: Touring
01-05-11, 02:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 576
Posted By JohnyW

Hello, we are back in Germany. I thank...

Hello,

we are back in Germany. I thank chasm54: I received your post in Dar es Salam and this convinced us to do the Saadani. From Bagamoyo we took the gravel road to the Wami river (in was knee...
Forum: Touring
11-25-10, 02:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 576
Posted By JohnyW

Hi, so all arranged - we head off on...

Hi,

so all arranged - we head off on Saturday.

Best Regards
Thomas
Forum: Touring
10-18-10, 01:22 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,244
Posted By JohnyW

Hi, my opinion is for newbies: Buy cheap in...

Hi,

my opinion is for newbies: Buy cheap in the beginning, cause if you are a student the whole stuff costs a lot of money. If you like it then you can replace your equipment step by step. After a...
Forum: Touring
10-15-10, 03:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 576
Posted By JohnyW

Hello, oh I would like to keep the webpage...

Hello,

oh I would like to keep the webpage up to date. Unfortunately I have to work and so not so much time for that. On holidays I create new content.

Thomas
Forum: Touring
10-14-10, 01:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 576
Posted By JohnyW

It's north of Dar es Salam at the coast. Heard...

It's north of Dar es Salam at the coast. Heard that a few cyclist cycled through it



Thanks for that. We use our GPS, so we can control them ;-)

Also thanks for the other comments. By the...
Forum: Touring
10-11-10, 03:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 576
Posted By JohnyW

Tansania - some questions

Hi,

I'm going end of the year to Tansania. Our first leg is to cycle from Dar es Salam to Moshi.

We want to cycle through the Saadani NP.

1. There is the Wumi River. I do not find any...
Forum: Touring
08-05-10, 04:42 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,466
Posted By JohnyW

Taroko Gorge in Taiwan: from Sea level to 3300 m...

Taroko Gorge in Taiwan: from Sea level to 3300 m altitude (The distance I don't know)
Forum: Touring
08-03-10, 08:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 845
Posted By JohnyW

This is very individual. I love climbing. 2000m...

This is very individual. I love climbing. 2000m in average per day would be fine - but didn't find a place so far (but still searching)

For an trained person which isn't afraid of cycling uphill...
Forum: Touring
08-02-10, 06:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 524
Posted By JohnyW

I'm too serious to name some aluminium tubes...

I'm too serious to name some aluminium tubes...
Forum: Touring
07-30-10, 04:27 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,770
Posted By JohnyW

Somebody found you, but didn't took care. That's...

Somebody found you, but didn't took care. That's my experience with stealth camping. The people are not as bad as the news tell us.
I think that my stealth camping nights are rare that nobody knew...
Forum: Touring
07-30-10, 04:18 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,466
Posted By JohnyW

Hi, it's not so difficult. Done at least 3...

Hi,

it's not so difficult. Done at least 3 this year, and several close ones about 1500m.

Thomas
Forum: Touring
07-27-10, 09:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,001
Posted By JohnyW

Hi, I weigh 65 kg. My whole luggage...

Hi,

I weigh 65 kg. My whole luggage (including the bike) should not be more than my body wheight.

In general I carry 30-35 kg (w/o bike) with me. The maximum was nearly 50 kg (w/o bike).
...
Forum: Touring
06-29-10, 04:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 476
Posted By JohnyW

counter-clockwise cause you have right hand side...

counter-clockwise cause you have right hand side traffic. If I cycle alongside the coast I want to cross the lane to look down to the coast.
Forum: Touring
06-23-10, 12:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,094
Posted By JohnyW

I wear headwear that the head is always in shade....

I wear headwear that the head is always in shade. I don't wear a helmet if the temp in the sun exceed 40°C. But I always cycle with bike shorts and t-shirt (In the Iran or Saudi Arabia I'd change to...
Forum: Touring
06-22-10, 12:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,094
Posted By JohnyW

Hi, not really I go as far as I go. under...

Hi,

not really I go as far as I go. under 30°C in general freeze lightly. On moderate temp. 30-40°C I go normally my longest distances. So for me heat begins at 40°C.
Over 40°C I may longer rest...
Forum: Touring
06-21-10, 12:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 802
Posted By JohnyW

Hi, The really bad months in Europe are...

Hi,

The really bad months in Europe are Nov.-Feb.: These months should be spent in North Africa or Middle East. May be Creta or the Canary Islands. The southern part of Europe can be fine, but it...
Forum: Touring
06-11-10, 02:03 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,872
Posted By JohnyW

May be with 2 week old steak bones taste better...

May be with 2 week old steak bones taste better than human. Btw. I saw a survival docu in the TV where the guy ate the inside of a deer bone, which died a week before...may be the bear does the same?...
Forum: Touring
06-10-10, 06:42 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,872
Posted By JohnyW

Hi, I think we taste bad. Additionally they...

Hi,

I think we taste bad. Additionally they learnt that humans fight back and humans can kill a bear.

I think it's similar like lions, leopards, tigers they think a lot before they attack a...
Forum: Touring
06-10-10, 06:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,134
Posted By JohnyW

Hi, I still trust - I was only robbed...

Hi,



I still trust - I was only robbed once (countryside in Zimbabwe). I leave my bike quite often unattended, even for 12h day hikes. Never had a problem. Sometimes I lock it, but I can't...
Forum: Touring
06-09-10, 09:16 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,601
Posted By JohnyW

Machka, all is right, all helps, but all is...

Machka,

all is right, all helps, but all is too much effort:
I take it as it comes. I cyceled several times without sleep at all - (a few times really drunk - from the bar to the bike).

I...
Forum: Touring
06-08-10, 09:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 433
Posted By JohnyW

Hi, it should work. Even if you spend 20 EUR...

Hi,

it should work. Even if you spend 20 EUR per person per day in North America you can save money later in Central and South America. But it's not enough to pass by the Darien Gap (I expect this...
Forum: Touring
06-08-10, 08:07 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,601
Posted By JohnyW

It helps but is not necessary! At least of 20% I...

It helps but is not necessary! At least of 20% I cycled 40 km before (in three months).

Okay I'm very good in:
- knowinghow fast can I go to not be tired
- knowing my limits
- reduce my pace
-...
Forum: Touring
06-08-10, 07:25 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,601
Posted By JohnyW

Similar to me: I always ride at low pace while...

Similar to me: I always ride at low pace while touring. I make during the day a lot of breaks (eating, smoking, taking pictures, visiting museums, short hikes, etc.).
I don't take days off: A...
Forum: Touring
06-02-10, 08:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 871
Posted By JohnyW

Hi, nipples - who cares... on the Icefield I...

Hi,

nipples - who cares... on the Icefield I lost 4 side by side. I just proceed until the next dealer (spokes were fine - nipples broke by external force) appr. 100 km - no problem with the rim
...
Forum: Touring
06-02-10, 06:39 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 10,754
Posted By JohnyW

I took red ones. Normally I prefer black but...

I took red ones. Normally I prefer black but colored ones look better on pictures - but over years the brightness fades away. Than black would be better.

For my opinion the reflectors are...
Forum: Touring
06-01-10, 01:57 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,660
Posted By JohnyW

he's greeting you. Wave and cycle in the middle...

he's greeting you. Wave and cycle in the middle of your lane...

In most countries they use the horn to greet you. There some exceptions: Germany and the US
Forum: Touring
05-28-10, 07:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 594
Posted By JohnyW

It's never a mistake to learn something...

It's never a mistake to learn something...
Forum: Touring
05-28-10, 04:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 594
Posted By JohnyW

Hi, regarding the routes: the route...

Hi,

regarding the routes: the route suggestions on http://japancycling.org/ are good. But it's possible to cycle nearly any road in Japan. There's a lot of traffic but not dangerours. On the...
Forum: Touring
05-28-10, 03:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 732
Posted By JohnyW

Hi, Regarding the hotel I don't know. ...

Hi,

Regarding the hotel I don't know.

Bike out is easy. In front of Terminal 2 you'll find signposts for cycling paths to Frankfurt. Another option is to take the subway. 12 min to Frankfurt...
Forum: Touring
05-25-10, 07:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 442
Posted By JohnyW

Hi, I have a hell of tours in my mind. If I...

Hi,

I have a hell of tours in my mind. If I decide for one I'll buy the flight ticket. If I purchase the ticket I start to plan my tour in detail. I don't like to travel informed. I tried to avoid...
Forum: Touring
05-19-10, 07:00 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,462
Posted By JohnyW

Hi, depends on the country: Per Day: ...

Hi,

depends on the country:

Per Day:
US/Canada: none
Germany/Europe: 2-3 beers
Cuba: small bottle of rum
Southamericana: 1 beer (nearly 1 L)
Japan: Sake if I'm in a restaurant
Forum: Touring
05-07-10, 09:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 594
Posted By JohnyW

Hi, I did. Please update thread in 2 weeks -...

Hi,

I did. Please update thread in 2 weeks - don't have the next days to post. Forget trains with a bicycle in Japan

Thomas
Forum: Touring
05-06-10, 09:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 10,004
Posted By JohnyW

Hi Nancy, I have normally on the rear rack....

Hi Nancy,

I have normally on the rear rack. Sometimes when I travel lighter I put in the pannier, but I don't prefer that. I'd recommend that you split the poles and tents. The tents are for your...
Forum: Touring
04-23-10, 04:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 9,036
Posted By JohnyW

Hi, I don't have a vaccination for -...

Hi,



I don't have a vaccination for - but I recommend this. It's an increasing problem. But there are nearly no problems if you stay on paths and camp on campgrounds.

Thomas
Forum: Touring
04-22-10, 09:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 9,036
Posted By JohnyW

Mid June it starts. Problems occur only near...

Mid June it starts. Problems occur only near water, like the Lake Constance or slow running rivers. DEET works but I think you can't buy it here. But it's not a big problem at all.

Thomas
Forum: Touring
04-16-10, 01:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 939
Posted By JohnyW

Hi, it not a tip but: Nobody said that...

Hi,

it not a tip but: Nobody said that bicycle touring is easy. Just keep in mind when problems occur.

Thomas
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