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Forum: Touring
05-20-12, 08:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 519
Posted By tourdottk

For those of you that want to go cycling in Bolivia...

We just published a new edition on our Cycling South West Bolivia tour.guide on our website.
You can find it here: http://www.tour.tk/tour-guides-south-west-bolivia.htm

Have fun!
Ali & Sonya
Forum: Touring
03-20-10, 11:11 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 525
Posted By tourdottk

Has anybody seen world cyclist Harrie Bloemen?

Is there anybody out there that might have some information about the whereabouts of Harrie Bloemen, world cyclist? Harrie was last seen in Nancy, France in September 2009 and was heading south...
Forum: Touring
03-20-10, 10:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 501
Posted By tourdottk

Has anybody seen world cyclist Harrie Bloemen?

Is there anybody out there that might have some information about the whereabouts of Harrie Bloemen, world cyclist? Harrie was last seen in Nancy, France in September 2009 and was heading south...
11-24-09, 02:18 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 707
Posted By tourdottk

Join our Kiva lending team: Long Distance Bicyclists

Hi all!

We just made a loan to someone in the Ukraine using Kiva (www.kiva.org) as part of the Kiva lending team: Long Distance Bicyclists. Our team could use some more members!

You can go to...
Forum: Touring
11-23-09, 09:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 702
Posted By tourdottk

Don't believe all those media horror stories! ...

Don't believe all those media horror stories!
Colombia is the best country to cycle in, in the WORLD! Friendliest people, cycle culture, which means you won't be knocked off the road by a car, great...
Forum: Touring
11-23-09, 06:21 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,419
Posted By tourdottk

Over the last 41,681 kilometres we averaged 15.36...

Over the last 41,681 kilometres we averaged 15.36 kilometres per hour cycling.
Including stops for eating, drinking, border crossings, repairs, making photos, trying to find a hotel etc. we averaged...
Forum: Touring
11-23-09, 06:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 416
Posted By tourdottk

I don't thin you'd find a relaxing mini tour...

I don't thin you'd find a relaxing mini tour here...

1. road is very busy and as #1 said, no shoulder.
2. no
3. doesn't matter
4. camping can cost you up to 20 dollars a night. But can also be...
Forum: Touring
11-11-09, 04:14 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,976
Posted By tourdottk

1. Colombia: Anywhere in this amazing country ...

1. Colombia: Anywhere in this amazing country
2. The Peruvian Andes: Oh my oh my ...
3. Pakistan: KKH drop dead gorgeous mountains
4. Iran: Western route from Doyabyzit (turkey) to Tehran
5. ...
Forum: Touring
11-11-09, 03:53 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,515
Posted By tourdottk

If this question is not just about touring in The...

If this question is not just about touring in The States, then it is extremely pertinent to anyone, tourer or not, when travelling abroad. While tipping in the US is commonplace, it is not...
Forum: Touring
08-15-09, 06:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,277
Posted By tourdottk

Cheng Shin Tyres. A lot cheaper than those...

Cheng Shin Tyres.
A lot cheaper than those Schwalbes, and they last... so far.

From Cali,
Ali :)
Forum: Touring
08-15-09, 05:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 713
Posted By tourdottk

VDO cycle computer? Rohloff hub? A nice beer?...

VDO cycle computer?
Rohloff hub?
A nice beer?
:thumb:
Ali from Cali
Forum: Touring
08-13-09, 11:16 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,256
Posted By tourdottk

Nobody heard of the Ortlieb coffee filter holder...

Nobody heard of the Ortlieb coffee filter holder (http://www.ortliebusa.com/cartgenie/prod-2.htm)?
Flexible, foldable and unbreakable.
Put a paper filter in it and voilą!
Every morning fresh...
Forum: Touring
08-12-09, 09:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 470
Posted By tourdottk

Thanks for that! Maybe I should have asked how...

Thanks for that!
Maybe I should have asked how many people cycle considerable parts of the trip van Alaska to Ushuaia per year. Sonya also thought it would be close to the 500 mark, seeing that we...
Forum: Touring
08-11-09, 09:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 470
Posted By tourdottk

how many cycle the Pan American?

How many people cycle the Pan American (or part of it) per year?
We've just finished the top part, from Vancouver to Panama and we met quite a few cyclists. We also know the sites/blogs of a lot...
Forum: Touring
08-03-09, 12:05 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 287
Posted By tourdottk

www.tour.tk newsletter #9 from Colombia / three years on the road

NEWSLETTER #09
JULY 2009

Many things to celebrate
Three years on the road is definitely worth celebrating and what better way to do it than head towards the mountains, camp amongst the splendid...
Forum: Touring
04-24-09, 10:03 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,118
Posted By tourdottk

While Holland is flat the other countries are not...

While Holland is flat the other countries are not at all! (depending of course where you are travelling)
What is your route?

100 miles a day is a tall order for anyone. But doable in easy terrain...
Forum: Touring
04-24-09, 09:47 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,661
Posted By tourdottk

This is all well and good in the US, but I'm...

This is all well and good in the US, but I'm sorry mate, in Pakistan, Iran, Central Asia, Mexico and... you cycle near one another. I agree everyone has a natural rythym, but if you make the decision...
Forum: Touring
04-23-09, 08:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,800
Posted By tourdottk

yes, we did the same thing in opposite direction....

yes, we did the same thing in opposite direction.
We ended up in Dana Point eventually.
So San Jacinto, a few miles on the 10, no other option there, turn-off to Desert Hot Springs and Twenty-Nine...
Forum: Touring
04-23-09, 02:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 275
Posted By tourdottk

HI guys, If you are in the Berkely area then...

HI guys,
If you are in the Berkely area then the mechanics at The Missing Link Bicycle Co-op (http://www.missinglink.org/) get the thumbs up from us. The problem we found was that every bike...
Forum: Touring
04-23-09, 02:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 795
Posted By tourdottk

HI aroundoz Yep, cycled the KVR last year at...

HI aroundoz
Yep, cycled the KVR last year at the beginning of August. Was not impressed!
Trail was either washboard or churned up dirt from all the ATV's (who aren't supposed to be there btw) on...
Forum: Touring
04-22-09, 10:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,522
Posted By tourdottk

I'd go with a compression sack: I love those...

I'd go with a compression sack: I love those things; the more volume left over for other goodies in the bags the better, though I don't carry mine in my panniers. It's on top of my rack in a dry...
Forum: Touring
04-22-09, 10:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 892
Posted By tourdottk

Yep, I've got long hair too and had it for the...

Yep, I've got long hair too and had it for the 2.5 years of touring so far. I wind it up so it fits snug just under my helmet and it is comfortable for riding. Only times it peeves me are when I cant...
Forum: Touring
04-22-09, 10:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,661
Posted By tourdottk

I expect you are lucky then that your wife...

I expect you are lucky then that your wife doesn't want to go on tour with you!
Forum: Touring
04-22-09, 10:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 633
Posted By tourdottk

In my opinion, Marmot makes quality, comfortable...

In my opinion, Marmot makes quality, comfortable down bags. I just love mine, though must be said I bought it 14 years ago: still going strong after many camping trips and the last 2.5 years of solid...
Forum: Touring
04-22-09, 09:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,661
Posted By tourdottk

all creatures great and small

And now a word from the female point of view:

Firstly on an objective level, I need to point out that there are so many factors that come into play in this discussion.
1. Are the couple touring...
Forum: Touring
04-22-09, 07:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,661
Posted By tourdottk

Hi Niles, but THIS has nothing to do with the...

Hi Niles, but THIS has nothing to do with the differences between men and women, THIS has something to do with having a bad day. Don't forget that we've been on the road since July 2006, we have had...
Forum: Touring
04-22-09, 06:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,661
Posted By tourdottk

Let me reply to this one personally... I,...

Let me reply to this one personally... I, Aaldrik, am the man in our company. I am taller than Sonya, younger than Sonya and stronger than Sonya... I carry more stuff than Sonya too, to slow me down...
Forum: Touring
04-22-09, 06:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 915
Posted By tourdottk

Come on, you have to be a bit inventive here!...

Come on, you have to be a bit inventive here! Before we took off, we bought a Tubus lowrider and thought, hey, that's no problem without eyelets... it was, because the fork is tapered, but we figured...
Forum: Touring
04-22-09, 05:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 799
Posted By tourdottk

Panaracer Soma... 5000 kilometers... hardly any...

Panaracer Soma... 5000 kilometers... hardly any wear... small pack size... 35 US$
Forum: Touring
04-22-09, 05:55 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 6,229
Posted By tourdottk

"Always look on the bright side of life" by Monty...

"Always look on the bright side of life" by Monty Python

Great pedal rhythm

;-) Ali
Forum: Touring
04-22-09, 05:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,288
Posted By tourdottk

tools: Zefal multitool with every possible allen...

tools: Zefal multitool with every possible allen key and chain removal tool included
We had quite a few broken spokes, :( but with the Next Best Thing (NBT2), you can easily remove the cassette...
Forum: Touring
03-21-09, 02:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 10,027
Posted By tourdottk

Hi, we cycled along the coast last summer...

Hi,

we cycled along the coast last summer and found that most of the state parks have a hiker/biker section. If it is full, which is possible, they'll let you stay in another spot for the same...
Forum: Touring
03-02-09, 08:29 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,633
Posted By tourdottk

ah, all those armchair travellers... you...

ah, all those armchair travellers...

you know how many people I know that are currently cycling this specific route...
Near 25... they are all nuts! Especially my wife, but I promised I would...
Forum: Touring
03-02-09, 03:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 372
Posted By tourdottk

Korea is great! Not a lot of cyclists go there,...

Korea is great! Not a lot of cyclists go there, probably because they think it is very populated. Well, it is, but if you can get around the big cities, it is beautiful!

Buy a Korean map in one of...
Forum: Touring
03-02-09, 03:41 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 243
Posted By tourdottk

Looking for bike shops, anywhere !

Hi all,

It looks like a lot of people are looking for bike shops in 'far away' places.
There is a question at this forum about every week and probably at every other cycle touring forum as well....
Forum: Touring
02-19-09, 10:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,645
Posted By tourdottk

we use an old Sony DCR-TRV30E mini dv camera. It...

we use an old Sony DCR-TRV30E mini dv camera. It is old, and it has gone through a lot already, but still working. We have a custom build video camera holder on the handlebar of one of our bikes, so...
Forum: Touring
02-19-09, 10:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 711
Posted By tourdottk

Hiya, although I am originaly from Holland,...

Hiya,

although I am originaly from Holland, I haven't cycled long distances a lot there.
I would advise the following: There is this great site called de Wereldfietser (which translates as World...
Forum: Touring
02-14-09, 02:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,395
Posted By tourdottk

we plan our route on distances between 50 and 60...

we plan our route on distances between 50 and 60 miles a day, not including rest days. But we have done daily distances between 5 and 110 miles a day, for the record.
Forum: Touring
02-14-09, 01:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 780
Posted By tourdottk

Hi, I think you have a problem with your...

Hi,

I think you have a problem with your itinerary... I have never heard anybody crossing the border from India into China north of Dharamsala. I don't think it is possible at all to cross from...
Forum: Touring
02-12-09, 06:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,868
Posted By tourdottk

I heard North to South was the way to go, because...

I heard North to South was the way to go, because of the prevailing winds...
Forum: Touring
02-12-09, 06:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,069
Posted By tourdottk

hit and pushed off the road several times in...

hit and pushed off the road several times in India (end of 2007) by a trucks bus, jeep and normal car. Luckily enough the roads are very bad, so they don't drive that fast, but still...
IT AIN'T...
Forum: Touring
02-12-09, 06:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,498
Posted By tourdottk

we did about 2100 alti-meters in 55 kilometers...

we did about 2100 alti-meters in 55 kilometers from Hetauda to Daman in Nepal. Started at 7AM, beautiful sunny day, until about 6 kilometers before the pass the snow came down... arrived in Daman at...
Forum: Touring
02-12-09, 06:03 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,471
Posted By tourdottk

To be honest, I have never used clips, so... but...

To be honest, I have never used clips, so... but we have been cycling for a while now and our toe clips are just fine ! No need for carrying extra shoes, or trying to buy new ones in the middle of...
Forum: Touring
02-12-09, 05:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 423
Posted By tourdottk

www.tour.tk newsletter #8: 2 and a half years on the road

Thought I'd post our newsletter from earlier this month... :thumb:

And right on cue, after exactly 2½ years on the road, here is the 8th newsletter from a couple of lazy cyclists relaxing in the...
Forum: Touring
11-13-08, 03:42 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,775
Posted By tourdottk

No more Schwalbes for us

This is not about the XR's but still about Schwalbe

We were avid fans of Schwalbe pluses for touring and happily used them for years. Up until Central Asia that is. Two of my tyres (bought in...
Forum: Touring
11-13-08, 03:11 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,038
Posted By tourdottk

Once bitten twice shy!

Machka, sorry but you must not yet have ridden in Turkey or Greece or even the slums of Italy,
because then you wouldn't be so sympathetic towards these ghastly beasts.
Some of the shepherd dogs in...
Forum: Touring
11-13-08, 02:10 AM
Replies: 558
Views: 333,346
Posted By tourdottk

Some more tips: PART TWO

http://www.tour.tk/tip/200708.jpg
Inner tube bike stabilisers.
Miriam and Javier told us about this great tip for stabilising your bike in almost any parked situation. Just cut your old inner tube...
Forum: Touring
11-13-08, 02:09 AM
Replies: 558
Views: 333,346
Posted By tourdottk

Some more tips: PART ONE

Each month we publish a tip of the month and this comes straight from our site:
So, sorry if it is way too long and repeating other tips already posted, but I don't believe in re-inventing the...
11-13-08, 01:24 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 16,050
Posted By tourdottk

and here's ours www.tour.tk...

and here's ours
www.tour.tk (http://www.tour.tk) | what a wonderful world tour | Sonya Spry and Aaldrik Mulder cycling around the world since 2006
Forum: Introductions
10-01-08, 12:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 176
Posted By tourdottk

yet another couple of long-term tourers

Hi ya 'all (don't normally open with that but picked it up along the way)

We, Son (that's me) originally from Oz and Ali (my hubby) from Holland, packed our bags back in July 2006 after selling...
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