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Forum: Touring
02-12-11, 05:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,817
Posted By Csson

Google maps together with small scale (say 1:800...

Google maps together with small scale (say 1:800 000 to 1:1 000 000) paper maps are good for the planning stage.

Gmap is good for making distance calculation simpler, paper maps are much better...
Forum: Touring
06-26-09, 05:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 468
Posted By Csson

Assuming you are traveling from A (Sault?) to...

Assuming you are traveling from A (Sault?) to Grenoble, I actually think that you will find the small climbs enroute to Embrun harder than the rest of the route. I haven't done that particular...
Forum: Touring
06-22-09, 06:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 620
Posted By Csson

As has been said, a folding bike can be just as...

As has been said, a folding bike can be just as good/bad as a "normal" bike (and it is possible to tour on almost anything that rolls). The bigger issue is your friend's abilities.

Is he an...
Forum: Touring
06-22-09, 06:02 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,877
Posted By Csson

I shave. It itches and just looks wrong on me....

I shave. It itches and just looks wrong on me. Daily or bi-daily. And has already been said - shave in the evening! I use a small battery driven electric shaver, it doesn't weight much more than two...
Forum: Touring
11-06-08, 12:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 10,028
Posted By Csson

2008: A combitool with 8 allen keys were ok...

2008: A combitool with 8 allen keys were ok (forgot it in the carry on)
2007: 15mm pedal wrench not ok (had to throw away), but 10mm ok.
2001: Forgot (really..) my Kryptonite in the carry on. The...
Forum: Touring
08-23-08, 03:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 442
Posted By Csson

Lugano, Italy to St Moritz, Switz (125.0 km) ...

Lugano, Italy to St Moritz, Switz (125.0 km)

Probably about 2000 metres of climbing. Maloja (http://ciclismo.sitiasp.it/altimetria/1038/Svizzera/salita_Passo+del+Maloja+-+Chiavenna.aspx) doesn't...
Forum: Touring
08-06-08, 03:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 999
Posted By Csson

When I started touring ~10 years ago I used to...

When I started touring ~10 years ago I used to gain weight (not much of a problem when weighing just a bit over 70kg and being 190cm+ (I was about 20 yo)). Now, with a 'normal' weight of ~90 kg I...
Forum: Touring
08-05-08, 06:22 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,965
Posted By Csson

Still 28/28.. It got me over Umbrail/Stelvio...

Still 28/28.. It got me over Umbrail/Stelvio (1400m in 19k) and Timmelsjoch (1500m in 21k) last week fully loaded. Last year I climbed Wurzenpass (with 0.8k @ 18%) with it. My next bike will...
Forum: Touring
06-27-08, 04:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 622
Posted By Csson

After cracking a rim in southern Spain (it was so...

After cracking a rim in southern Spain (it was so bad I had to remove the break pads to avoid the serious bump in the side) I was certain that we were in for big trouble. Somehow it stood up to 100k...
Forum: Touring
06-27-08, 04:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 793
Posted By Csson

Assuming you still are planning on going through...

Assuming you still are planning on going through München...

1. The easy way: München - Mittenwald - Innsbruck - Bolzano - Verona, and straight west to Milano. That would mean only two passes:...
Forum: Touring
06-20-08, 04:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 236
Posted By Csson

If you end up going north the Afsluitdijk...

If you end up going north the Afsluitdijk (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Afsluitdijk) is not to be missed (preferably with a tail wind :)). The bike path sometimes runs on top of the dike for good...
Forum: Touring
05-17-08, 04:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,240
Posted By Csson

I got a front wheel with a Shimano hub dynamo a...

I got a front wheel with a Shimano hub dynamo a few years ago. This is on a quite heavy bike (15kg) so that might be a factor, but I can't feel any drag (I know there *is* drag, just not enough to in...
Forum: Touring
05-09-08, 12:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 922
Posted By Csson

Santini bibs. Not too expensive, not too thin but...

Santini bibs. Not too expensive, not too thin but not too thick either.

I prefer somewhat longer jerseys, it makes the whole outfit less revealy and puts the pockets further down on the back...
Forum: Touring
05-09-08, 12:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 454
Posted By Csson

Google Maps...

Google Maps...
Forum: Touring
05-09-08, 12:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 395
Posted By Csson

I have a VDO MC1.0...

I have a VDO MC1.0 (http://www.amazon.com/VDO-MC-1-0-Computer-Altimeter/dp/B000NLZRTA). I got it last year and used it on a tour from Austria to Montenegro. It is barometric so it needs to be...
04-28-08, 02:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 591
Posted By Csson

Not a map, but the detailed time schedule...

Not a map, but the detailed time schedule (http://www.letour.fr/2008/TDF/COURSE/us/1000/etape_par_etape.html) for stage 10 has been published.
Forum: Touring
04-22-08, 12:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,469
Posted By Csson

Not really necessary. The luggage areas are...

Not really necessary. The luggage areas are pressurized just like the cabin. I don't flatten the tires unless requested to. Turn the handlebar, remove pedals, lower saddle and hope the handlers treat...
Forum: Touring
04-19-08, 04:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 695
Posted By Csson

One thing that can help memory (together with a...

One thing that can help memory (together with a journal of some kind, of course) is The Rename (http://www.herve-thouzard.com/modules/wfsection/article.php?articleid=1). With this program it is easy...
Forum: Touring
04-19-08, 03:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 375
Posted By Csson

For a low but unique pass, check out Passo San...

For a low but unique pass, check out Passo San Boldo (http://www.aukadia.net/alps/east/bold.htm).

If you head into Slovenia, Vrsic (http://www.aukadia.net/alps/east/vrsc.htm) is highly...
Forum: Touring
04-19-08, 03:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,573
Posted By Csson

How easy is it to remove the front wheel to fix a...

How easy is it to remove the front wheel to fix a flat with that rack mounted?

Reason I ask is that my current front rack (an old Agusport) is so narrow that I must force it apart about an inch...
Forum: Touring
04-19-08, 02:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 892
Posted By Csson

Maybe the Jandd Extreme Front Rack...

Maybe the Jandd Extreme Front Rack (http://www.jandd.com/detail.asp?PRODUCT_ID=FREXT)?
Forum: Touring
04-19-08, 02:42 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,411
Posted By Csson

One downside to most blogging software is the...

One downside to most blogging software is the order the posts are in. It's perfectly fine while the tour is underway to have the latest post first. It is very annoying though to read a travelogue...
Forum: Touring
03-27-08, 03:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 839
Posted By Csson

In order of appearance (since '97).. Sweden ...

In order of appearance (since '97)..

Sweden
Denmark
Germany
Netherlands
Belgium
France
England (+ Jersey)
Czech Republic
Forum: Touring
03-22-08, 07:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 645
Posted By Csson

You can definitely run into some snow that time...

You can definitely run into some snow that time of year. Many of the higher passes lists the official opening time as June-July. When I did my Alpine tour back in 2001 Col de l'Iseran was closed (but...
Forum: Touring
03-06-08, 10:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 557
Posted By Csson

I biked from Sweden to Rome ten years ago.. My...

I biked from Sweden to Rome ten years ago.. My route in reverse in Italy:

* Rome - Civitavécchia - Orbetello [flat and boring main road]
* Orbetello - Manciano - Siena - Volterra - Pisa [every...
Forum: Touring
01-17-08, 05:23 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,645
Posted By Csson

After doing my first few tours dressed like this...

After doing my first few tours dressed like this (http://www.cykelturist.com/album/images/1999_509_setuec.jpg) I came to the conclusion that there must be a reason for SPD pedals, bike shorts and...
Forum: Touring
01-17-08, 12:59 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,293
Posted By Csson

This year Amsterdam - Innsbruck looks most...

This year Amsterdam - Innsbruck looks most likely: The Moselle, Vosges and some Alpine climbing :).



Just to nitpick.. Virtual Alps (http://www.aukadia.net/alps/ise1.htm) has a good summary of...
Forum: Touring
01-17-08, 12:36 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,067
Posted By Csson

Croatia......

Croatia... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kwzp40Gxd0M
Forum: Touring
01-17-08, 12:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 923
Posted By Csson

I have a 28-38-48 triple in front and 7-speed...

I have a 28-38-48 triple in front and 7-speed 11-28 in the back. It is a bit on the high side (will probably get a 26/34 low this year or next) but I have toured fully loaded in the Alps, Pyrenees...
Forum: Touring
01-09-08, 12:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 783
Posted By Csson

Google Maps...

Google Maps...
Forum: Touring
12-02-07, 03:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,087
Posted By Csson

I use a (hub powered) light mounted on top of the...

I use a (hub powered) light mounted on top of the front rack. It's a bit tight with a sleeping bag but has worked very well since I got it three years ago. The mount was originally made for a cheap...
12-02-07, 08:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 391
Posted By Csson

Question GPS logger

I am currently looking for a GPS logger. Has anyone used any of these:

Qstarz BT-Q1000 (http://www.semsons.com/qsbtbldalogp.html)
Gisteq PhotoTrackr Lite (http://www.semsons.com/giphli.html)
...
Forum: Touring
11-25-07, 06:20 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,845
Posted By Csson

I'd think most of my touring days end up being 90...

I'd think most of my touring days end up being 90 km +/- 20 km. In hilly (Alps, Pyrenees, Croatian coast, ...) terrain the average tend to end up at 70-80, and in flatter (Netherlands, western...
Replies: 18
Views: 735
Posted By Csson

Yes! On a recent tour my friend experienced a...

Yes! On a recent tour my friend experienced a catastrophic puncture (attached). With a spare tire we would have been on the road in five minutes, without the solution included a walk and a taxi ride....
Forum: Touring
08-03-07, 01:08 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 10,378
Posted By Csson

I have used two pairs of Agusport 550 Quorum for...

I have used two pairs of Agusport 550 Quorum for more than 20 000 km before retiring them this year.

I like:
* Small external pockets (perfect for small items or extra water bottles)
* Durable...
Forum: Touring
07-22-07, 07:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,607
Posted By Csson

I rode out of CDG back in '99, heading west and...

I rode out of CDG back in '99, heading west and then south (not wanting to go through downtown Paris). It was possible but it was hard to find the right roads (I remember some walking on grass and...
Forum: Touring
07-21-07, 07:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 457
Posted By Csson

If you are looking for information on passes:...

If you are looking for information on passes: Virtual Alps (http://www.aukadia.net/alps/) has lots of pictures and profiles of almost every climb in Europe can be found here...
Forum: Touring
07-01-07, 05:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 474
Posted By Csson

Back in 1999 I rode from Toulouse to Barcelona....

Back in 1999 I rode from Toulouse to Barcelona. Our route was: Toulouse - Tarascon - Port d'Envalira (Andorra) - Ordino - Oliana - Solsona - Montserrat - Barcelona. Two years later I travelled north...
04-29-06, 06:39 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,598
Posted By Csson

I have done several (~10) 300k+ rides, including...

I have done several (~10) 300k+ rides, including one 430k, and three tours longer than 4000k (and several shorter) on my flat bar bike. It has not stopped being fun yet :). Bar ends (or bullhorns or...
Forum: Foo
03-02-06, 10:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 281
Posted By Csson

Also check in the directory DannoXYZ mentioned if...

Also check in the directory DannoXYZ mentioned if you have a folder named "bookmarkbackups". I have one which seems to keep backups of bookmarks for the last few days.
Forum: Foo
02-26-06, 10:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 238
Posted By Csson

Well, of course :). It was back in 1994 that...

Well, of course :). It was back in 1994 that Sweden beat Canada in the shoot-out...

This has been the best ever Winter Olympics for Sweden so it has been a fun couple of weeks.
Forum: Touring
02-26-06, 05:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 675
Posted By Csson

I always ride with a handlebar bag. It's very...

I always ride with a handlebar bag. It's very convenient to keep tubes, wallet, keys, camera and whatever else in. Since they usually are quite small overloading hardly seems like an issue to me.
Forum: Touring
02-25-06, 04:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,331
Posted By Csson

My longest descent was in Southern Spain, from...

My longest descent was in Southern Spain, from the top (http://cykelturist.com/album/images/1999_305_serpentiner.jpg) of Pico Veleta (http://cykelturist.com/album/images/1999_307_uppico.jpg) (at 3375...
Forum: Touring
02-18-06, 09:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 699
Posted By Csson

I was 18 back in 1995 when I and two friends did...

I was 18 back in 1995 when I and two friends did a two week tour along the west coast of Sweden.
Forum: Touring
02-04-06, 05:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 820
Posted By Csson

I climbed Mont Ventoux (south side) a few years...

I climbed Mont Ventoux (south side) a few years ago on a loaded bike (bike + luggage =~ 40kg), lowest gear 28/28. It certainly was one of the hardest climbs I've done, but it is not impossible in any...
Forum: Touring
08-22-05, 09:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 571
Posted By Csson

Me too. I prefer to cut out useless information,...

Me too. I prefer to cut out useless information, and unless I am very sure of not going there, I'll keep the "useless" parts as well. I don't throw away obsolete information, as I like to look at the...
08-19-05, 09:29 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,402
Posted By Csson

I don't play golf but got a pair of Adidas On Par...

I don't play golf but got a pair of Adidas On Par earlier this summer. Compared to my previous cycling glasses (an ordinary pair of prescription glasses) they are very good. Hardly any disturbing...
06-21-05, 05:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,202
Posted By Csson

The Vuelta is often used to prepare for the...

The Vuelta is often used to prepare for the Worlds, like when Ullrich won both the Vuelta and Worlds ITT in 1999..

BTW, no DiLuca at TdF either.
06-12-05, 09:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 979
Posted By Csson

I got a Petzl Myobelt 5...

I got a Petzl Myobelt 5 (http://www.petzl.com/petzl/LampesProduits?MotRecherche=Quick+Search&pays=0&Langue=en&Gamme=46&Critere=0&Produit=247&ProduitAssocie=) a while ago. The biggest advantages with...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-05, 10:14 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 8,117
Posted By Csson

28 yo, 194cm / 6'4, 80kg / 175lb. Never been...

28 yo, 194cm / 6'4, 80kg / 175lb. Never been heavier.
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