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Forum: Touring
04-15-15, 02:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 891
Posted By chrisch

I've written an iPhone/iPad app for bike tour...

I've written an iPhone/iPad app for bike tour tracking called TrackMyTour. The app isn't a real-time tracker and updates are only made when you manually add a point. While this isn't exactly what...
Forum: Touring
03-01-14, 04:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 626
Posted By chrisch

Check out PubQuest.com (http://pubquest.com/). ...

Check out PubQuest.com (http://pubquest.com/). They even have an iPhone app (which I wrote for them). Have fun!
Forum: Touring
02-02-14, 12:15 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,263
Posted By chrisch

Fortunately, this is not always true. Bookings...

Fortunately, this is not always true. Bookings are only required on the ICN trains (the fast city-to-city trains) from 21 March to 31 October. Almost all other trains accept bikes (mostly self...
Forum: Touring
12-21-13, 12:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 950
Posted By chrisch

Try a Google Images search for "bicycle wall...

Try a Google Images search for "bicycle wall decal (https://www.google.com/search?q=bicycle+wall+decal&tbm=isch)". These are large wall stickers that look great in a wreck room or garage of someone...
Forum: Touring
10-20-13, 03:07 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,943
Posted By chrisch

Oops.. You're right. I only have the Marathon...

Oops.. You're right. I only have the Marathon Plus.
Forum: Touring
10-20-13, 03:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 869
Posted By chrisch

Absolutely! I wrote an iPhone/iPad app to do...

Absolutely! I wrote an iPhone/iPad app to do this called TrackMyTour (http://trackmytour.com/). Here's a tour I did last year with the app: http://trackmytour.com/WFscz
Forum: Touring
08-25-13, 11:14 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,943
Posted By chrisch

Great tires! I've had them on my touring bike...

Great tires! I've had them on my touring bike for six years and not a single flat.
Forum: Touring
05-04-13, 11:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,788
Posted By chrisch

Thanks so much! I love hearing people's success...

Thanks so much! I love hearing people's success stories with the app.
Forum: Touring
04-17-13, 01:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 426
Posted By chrisch

Switzerland is great for cycling and as raybo...

Switzerland is great for cycling and as raybo said: You can cycle anywhere for beautiful country, lakes, rivers, forests, and alpine views.

I'm a little biased towards eastern Switzerland since I...
Forum: Touring
04-12-13, 02:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,788
Posted By chrisch

If you have the GPS-enabled iPad (not the WiFi...

If you have the GPS-enabled iPad (not the WiFi only version) then check out my iOS app called TrackMyTour (http://trackmytour.com/). The app allows you to create a breadcrumb trail of your tour. ...
Forum: Touring
03-06-13, 03:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 931
Posted By chrisch

Find out if your current phone has a sim lock to...

Find out if your current phone has a sim lock to your carrier. If it's not locked then you should be able to buy a pay-as-you-go card in the USA and use that in your phone.
Forum: Touring
02-08-13, 05:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,544
Posted By chrisch

If you have an iPhone or iPad and are not into...

If you have an iPhone or iPad and are not into typing long journal entries, then check out an app I wrote called TrackMyTour. TrackMyTour is a micro blogging platform designed with bike touring in...
Forum: Touring
11-14-12, 04:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 787
Posted By chrisch

Thanks for your comments. I believe you're right...

Thanks for your comments. I believe you're right that it's not possible to run arbitrary code in the background on an iOS device. You can only "subscribe" to updates from given services like...
Forum: Touring
11-06-12, 12:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 787
Posted By chrisch

Hi Ray, The standard location services in...

Hi Ray,

The standard location services in iOS (like in the Maps app) uses a lot more power than this low-power & less-accurate mode I described. According to their documentation...
Forum: Touring
11-06-12, 11:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 787
Posted By chrisch

This is true, but you wouldn't need constant...

This is true, but you wouldn't need constant coverage for this to work. Even if you go through an area without coverage the logger will simply continue once it's back online. Of course, turning off...
Forum: Touring
11-06-12, 08:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 787
Posted By chrisch

Thoughts on a tracking app for iPhone

Now and then a forum question is posted about iPhone tracking apps for bike touring. You know the deal: You want an online map to be updated with your location so friends and family back home can...
Forum: Touring
10-25-12, 12:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 755
Posted By chrisch

Have fun and good luck! I'll be following along.

Have fun and good luck! I'll be following along.
Forum: Touring
08-06-12, 02:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,335
Posted By chrisch

I've cycled all parts of the Rhein Route and it's...

I've cycled all parts of the Rhein Route and it's great fun. There are plenty of campsites along the route. I highly recommend the maps from bikeline, which might also be available in English. ...
Forum: Touring
07-31-12, 10:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 383
Posted By chrisch

Check out http://map.veloland.ch/ for an...

Check out http://map.veloland.ch/ for an interactive bike map of Switzerland. You can also print custom maps for the areas you're interested in. Have fun!
Forum: Touring
06-15-12, 01:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 670
Posted By chrisch

The maps don't look good in mobile browsers, but...

The maps don't look good in mobile browsers, but look great in the native app. We're still working on an Android app for the site and hope to have that released in the next few months.
Forum: Touring
06-14-12, 10:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 670
Posted By chrisch

If you have an iPhone then check out TrackMyTour...

If you have an iPhone then check out TrackMyTour (http://trackmytour.com/). I wrote this app not as a real-time tracker, so you don't have to worry about battery consumption. Instead, you add...
Forum: Touring
05-11-12, 11:27 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,041
Posted By chrisch

+1 on this. I was touring a few years ago and...

+1 on this. I was touring a few years ago and started getting a strange wobble throughout the bike. I later found that most of the bolts attaching the rack to the bike had loosened from a terrible...
Forum: Touring
03-22-12, 01:35 AM
Forum: Touring
03-08-12, 02:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 332
Posted By chrisch

If you have an iPhone or iPad then check out the...

If you have an iPhone or iPad then check out the Sustrans app: http://www.sustrans.org.uk/what-we-do/national-cycle-network/national-cycle-network-app
Forum: Touring
02-17-12, 12:55 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,140
Posted By chrisch

I've had occasional moments of boredom, but it...

I've had occasional moments of boredom, but it usually passes when I remind myself of where I am and what I'm doing. When that's not enough I turn up the volume on my Podio music player...
Forum: Touring
12-06-11, 04:18 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,341
Posted By chrisch

I use a Podio MP3 player...

I use a Podio MP3 player (http://www.podio.com.tw/BA205/BA205_overview.html) that mounts to the handlebars. It's great for touring.
Forum: Touring
12-01-11, 01:26 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 21,238
Posted By chrisch

Here's a photo from my 2011 tour though...

Here's a photo from my 2011 tour though Switzerland, Austria, and Germany. This was taken at a campsite on the Main Radweg. I'm already looking forward to 2012!

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Forum: Touring
11-14-11, 09:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 679
Posted By chrisch

Check out OpenMaps by IZE...

Check out OpenMaps by IZE (http://izeize.com/openmaps/). It works offline and supports the cycling maps from opencyclemap.org.
Forum: Touring
10-02-11, 11:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,678
Posted By chrisch

In 2010 I came across the worst road conditions...

In 2010 I came across the worst road conditions on cycle route 31 in the Czech Republic. The road was just mud and there was no way around it.

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Forum: Touring
07-29-11, 03:41 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,849
Posted By chrisch

Who gives Guinness any authority in recognizing a...

Who gives Guinness any authority in recognizing a world record? Really, who cares what they think. If your kids broke the world record then they broke the world record. You don't need a corporate...
Forum: Touring
07-21-11, 10:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,023
Posted By chrisch

Hi Pete, I recently came back from a tour that...

Hi Pete, I recently came back from a tour that overlapped your itinerary between Innsbruck and Munich. You can see a map here: http://trackmytour.com/5600. The via Claudia Augusta map I have...
Forum: Touring
07-21-11, 10:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 613
Posted By chrisch

Good stuff! Is there a way to view the entire...

Good stuff! Is there a way to view the entire journal on a single page?
Forum: Touring
07-18-11, 03:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 674
Posted By chrisch

I use a Garmin Legend Cx loaded with the...

I use a Garmin Legend Cx loaded with the OpenCycleMaps from velomap.org (http://www.velomap.org/).
Forum: Touring
07-15-11, 01:25 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,186
Posted By chrisch

One of my favourite touring accessories is the...

One of my favourite touring accessories is the Podio music player (http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-10232831-1.html).
Forum: Touring
06-22-11, 02:09 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 241
Posted By chrisch

Check out this recent blog post on...

Check out this recent blog post on travellingtwo.com: Great iPhone Apps for Bicycle Touring (http://travellingtwo.com/resources/great-iphone-apps-for-bike-touring). One app I would add to this is...
Forum: Touring
06-13-11, 08:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 659
Posted By chrisch

That should work. At the moment the RSS feeds...

That should work. At the moment the RSS feeds are per map and not per user. That should probably work fine since you'll likely only create one map for your tour. Let us know how it goes!
Forum: Touring
06-12-11, 01:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 659
Posted By chrisch

Hi Tom, I'm the creator and developer of...

Hi Tom,

I'm the creator and developer of TrackMyTour, so it's been interesting to follow this thread. I've looked into the Facebook integration a few times, but was turned off by their poor...
Forum: Touring
04-20-11, 03:22 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,889
Posted By chrisch

Stop torturing yourself and just go. You'll...

Stop torturing yourself and just go. You'll never know what you're missing (good or bad!) until you try it. Even if the tour is a complete failure and you have a miserable time, then at least you...
Forum: Touring
03-18-11, 10:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 366
Posted By chrisch

I just subscribed two days ago on my iPad. I'm...

I just subscribed two days ago on my iPad. I'm happy that it's digitally available since it's much cheaper for us living outside of North America. Here's the link...
Forum: Touring
03-06-11, 02:29 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,936
Posted By chrisch

Agreed. I rarely pass traffic, but when I do it's...

Agreed. I rarely pass traffic, but when I do it's always on the left. A few years ago there was a CBC article Your Interview: Cycling tips...
Forum: Touring
02-18-11, 01:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 522
Posted By chrisch

Hi Phil, also read through the forum and see what...

Hi Phil, also read through the forum and see what other questions have been asked and answered. Most of your questions don't have a single answer and is more of personal preference. Good luck with...
Forum: Touring
02-16-11, 09:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 541
Posted By chrisch

Each year since 2005 I've toured in a Western...

Each year since 2005 I've toured in a Western European country, and when I think back I have the fondest memories of the North Sea Coast of Denmark. The landscape, people, and accompanying North Sea...
Forum: Touring
02-16-11, 09:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,917
Posted By chrisch

It's a great bike! I have the 2007 Trek 520 and...

It's a great bike! I have the 2007 Trek 520 and love it. I've modified it (like many do) with a lower front chain ring, a different seat, and slightly wider tires. Good luck and let us know what...
Forum: Touring
02-13-11, 12:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 947
Posted By chrisch

Last week I released the latest version of the...

Last week I released the latest version of the TrackMyTour iPhone app (v3) for bike touring, which is a big step up from the release last year. This new version has a bunch of great new features:
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Forum: Touring
01-05-11, 11:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 595
Posted By chrisch

I went on just one tour in 2010 and had a great...

I went on just one tour in 2010 and had a great time. In early summer I cycled from the Lake of Constance to Hamburg via Salzburg, Prague, and Dresden. Links below if anyone is interested.
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Forum: Touring
12-16-10, 06:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 864
Posted By chrisch

You're thinking too much about it. There is no...

You're thinking too much about it. There is no normal or abnormal; do what works for you.
Forum: Touring
10-18-10, 04:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,312
Posted By chrisch

I have the Juice CS4, which has a similar chassis...

I have the Juice CS4, which has a similar chassis to the S4. I've had no problems until now, but it's still fairly new and has had light use.
Forum: Touring
10-18-10, 12:38 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,256
Posted By chrisch

I find tents one of the easiest things to justify...

I find tents one of the easiest things to justify spending money on. Here's my formula: Take the price of the tent and divide it by the typical hotel rate for one night. That gives you the...
Forum: Touring
10-12-10, 06:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 703
Posted By chrisch

Most of my tours have started from my front door,...

Most of my tours have started from my front door, but some have started after riding on a train for 12 hours.
Forum: Touring
10-03-10, 02:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,864
Posted By chrisch

I have an MSR Hubba Hubba and here's my short...

I have an MSR Hubba Hubba and here's my short review. It has plenty of space for a solo tourer and enough space for two tourers (as long as you're close). It packs light, is freestanding, has no...
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