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Forum: Touring
07-09-15, 09:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 811
Posted By jkruys

The road that you google-mapped to get from Port...

The road that you google-mapped to get from Port Alberni to Courtenay (via Great Central Lake and Comox Lake) is lovely, but not paved. (I rode it and wrote a journal here...
Forum: Touring
02-15-15, 11:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,368
Posted By jkruys

I found the stretch between Port Renfrew and...

I found the stretch between Port Renfrew and Sooke (especially between French Beach and Sooke) to be a bit too busy for my taste. I rode it on Canada Day. It might be quieter on weekdays, but close...
Forum: Touring
01-14-15, 10:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 776
Posted By jkruys

Hey, I think you're the guy I met in the...

Hey, I think you're the guy I met in the campground in Moab just before the long weekend in October. I had just arrived with my cracked rear rim, and you were about to leave to ride the White Rim...
Forum: Touring
01-04-15, 06:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,198
Posted By jkruys

Here...

Here (http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/HandPinCuba)'s a good journal by a British couple who's in Cuba now, with a tent, but I think they've only used it once so far. My friend and I didn't bring...
Forum: Touring
12-09-14, 06:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,170
Posted By jkruys

If you want to get out in the complete wilderness...

If you want to get out in the complete wilderness and are prepared to carry all tlhe food you'd need for yourself, you should get a copy of the Backroad Mapbook for Vancouver Island...
Forum: Touring
11-26-14, 12:41 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,666
Posted By jkruys

Amen to that. To the original poster, and anyone...

Amen to that. To the original poster, and anyone else, just go to crazyguyonabike.com and check out how many cyclists are touring there at any given time without issues. Obviously though, keep your...
Forum: Touring
11-26-14, 12:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,198
Posted By jkruys

There isn't a ton of wilderness left anywhere for...

There isn't a ton of wilderness left anywhere for you to do any "hidden" camping. And it's not easy to supply yourself with food to consume while camping. Grocery stores are few and far between, and...
Forum: Touring
01-12-14, 03:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 736
Posted By jkruys

I'm Canadian too, and planning a big global trip....

I'm Canadian too, and planning a big global trip. I have been planning to get an account with Scotiabank because they are part of a "Global ATM Alliance" which allows you to use the card in ATMs of...
Forum: Touring
11-03-13, 06:59 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,515
Posted By jkruys

I don't know about any such thing on FB, but...

I don't know about any such thing on FB, but there is a Google group for discussions by people who are currently on the road down there: http://groups.google.com/group/panam-riders

I biked down...
Forum: Touring
03-23-13, 10:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,537
Posted By jkruys

I was on tour at the same time he was (this was...

I was on tour at the same time he was (this was around May 2010 -- not winter, but I did get some snow on June 14 near Lab City), and I rode up the Trans-Lab in the opposite direction to what he was...
Forum: Touring
11-11-12, 11:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 459
Posted By jkruys

I was in Cartagena a couple of times in 2007 and...

I was in Cartagena a couple of times in 2007 and 2009, both times expecting that bike shops would be everywhere, since cycling is Colombia's national sport (maybe tied with soccer), but I had a very...
Forum: Touring
11-11-12, 09:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 593
Posted By jkruys

Some paper maps would be good. In some countries...

Some paper maps would be good. In some countries (Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Paraguay, Uruguay, the Guyanas and Venezuela) it's almost impossible to find a decent road map, since most people there ride...
Forum: Touring
09-16-10, 08:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,216
Posted By jkruys

Cool, thanks! Lots of free time to contribute...

Cool, thanks! Lots of free time to contribute here now! Where'll you be heading?
Forum: Touring
09-16-10, 01:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,216
Posted By jkruys

Hey, yeah, read my description of the stretch...

Hey, yeah, read my description of the stretch from Puerto Madryn to Trelew here (http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/page/?o=RrzKj&page_id=94802&v=1xT). I hated Ruta 3: no shoulders, major truck...
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