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Forum: Touring
12-30-04, 05:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 806
Posted By philip99a

"You guys with your strappy bodies" well, er yes,...

"You guys with your strappy bodies" well, er yes, I weigh in at 230 pounds so "in your dreams baby" is all I can say but the other five........ well maybe lean is the word. And of course we all have...
Forum: Touring
12-30-04, 04:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 806
Posted By philip99a

>> We had every relevant Touring Club of Italy...

>> We had every relevant Touring Club of Italy map and each was brand new. Maps weren't the problem. The smaller roads (certainly round the Verona area) just weren't very useful. They meander from...
Forum: Touring
12-28-04, 06:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 806
Posted By philip99a

I don't see what's wrong with 4 countries in 4...

I don't see what's wrong with 4 countries in 4 months.

Spain is just wonderful cycling. Try to get to the Picos D'Europa (centre of the North Coast), but don't do the South in either July or...
Forum: Touring
12-28-04, 01:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 566
Posted By philip99a

I've never cycled the South West but know it well...

I've never cycled the South West but know it well from non-cycling holidays over the past 40 years. The Cornish coast is stunning (as is inland Cornwall) but LOTS of steep short hills. Wherever a...
12-28-04, 01:41 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 341
Posted By philip99a

Advantages

Two of us over-50 Brit guys are planning to ride Vancouver to San Francisco, taking 3 weeks in August 2005.

I understand there are organisations that will give us discounts etc as we are over 50?...
Forum: Touring
12-20-04, 06:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 866
Posted By philip99a

Ho-hum; I'm 57, my companions on the tour will be...

Ho-hum; I'm 57, my companions on the tour will be age 52 and 14. In the UK most folk staying in Youth Hostels (I use them a lot for walking and cycling trips in UK) are I reckon either over 50, or...
Forum: Touring
12-20-04, 03:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 866
Posted By philip99a

All the above is really helpful! More please....

All the above is really helpful! More please. This camping decision is a tough one!
Forum: Touring
12-19-04, 04:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 566
Posted By philip99a

Utter nonsense. Don't believe a word. What time...

Utter nonsense. Don't believe a word. What time of year are you coming?
Forum: Touring
12-19-04, 04:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 866
Posted By philip99a

I'm planning to cycle the West Coast next August....

I'm planning to cycle the West Coast next August.

Anyone had experience of the Youth Hostels?? On the website, they look really good; often in lovely wild areas and very inexpensive.

Are they...
Forum: Touring
12-19-04, 04:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 566
Posted By philip99a

The weather will change wildly and frequently -...

The weather will change wildly and frequently - that's why we talk about it all the time.

Stick to the BBC (Radio 4 or Radio 5) or the BBC website if you really want forecasts.

Due to some...
Forum: Touring
12-18-04, 06:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 744
Posted By philip99a

Hi Wolfclan333 - please let me know here if you...

Hi Wolfclan333 - please let me know here if you post another thread about riding down the west side of Olympic. I'd also thought of taking that route.

Travellinguyrt - I'll email you direct about...
Forum: Touring
12-18-04, 03:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 744
Posted By philip99a

We are three male Brits (ages 57, 52 and 14!)...

We are three male Brits (ages 57, 52 and 14!) planning to ride Vancouver - San Francisco in August/Sept 05.

Around 50 - 60 miles a day for three weeks. Approx one rest day per week. We're not...
Forum: Touring
11-25-04, 02:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 666
Posted By philip99a

N-W Island hopping?

Has anyone cycle toured the islands in the very North West and Canada ie southern end of Vancouver Island plus the San Juan Islands?

Are the roads very mountainous? Good plentiful inexpensive...
Forum: Touring
11-25-04, 02:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 89,792
Posted By philip99a

Greyhound bus with a bike?

Anyone used a Greyhound bus with a bike? Where? Was it OK? Do you pay extra for the bike? Do they insist on it being boxed and/or dismantled??
Forum: Touring
11-25-04, 02:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,043
Posted By philip99a

Olympic National Park - cycle friendly??

Olympic National Park. West of Seattle. On the map it looks a great place to ride. There looks to be a road around it ie to the North and West. NB I am a road tourist, NOT a mountain biker.

But a...
Forum: Introductions
11-07-04, 04:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 913
Posted By philip99a

None of the 3 places you mention appear in the...

None of the 3 places you mention appear in the Rough Guide to Spain so they must indeed be tourist-free! I will investigate with great interest.
Forum: Introductions
11-07-04, 02:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 185
Posted By philip99a

Yes, we often cycle in Charnwood Forest area. ...

Yes, we often cycle in Charnwood Forest area.

I don't know how long ago you were at Loughborough Uni but you'd probably not recognise the place. An Olympic size swimming pool, a world-class indoor...
Forum: Introductions
11-06-04, 10:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 185
Posted By philip99a

Hi from eastern UK (Leicester)

This is our cycle group site:

www.leicesterspokes.org.uk/

Includes ride reports, photos of foreign tours etc

It's pretty ideal cycling country round here. Rolling hills, deep countryside -...
Forum: Introductions
11-06-04, 09:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 913
Posted By philip99a

Hi Lukilukecyclist Welcome to cycling and to...

Hi Lukilukecyclist
Welcome to cycling and to the Forum.

I live on the East side of the UK and organized a ride for six a couple of years ago in Northern Spain. We flew to Bilbao, then rode to...
Forum: Touring
09-30-04, 03:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,925
Posted By philip99a

Thanks all, this is all very helpful (and...

Thanks all, this is all very helpful (and welcoming). Further comments gratefully received (the Olympic Park photo gallery is truly awesome, thanks Capiscum). Anna we might well make contact nearer...
Forum: Touring
09-26-04, 03:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 343
Posted By philip99a

Sorry I've posted this twice and can't find how...

Sorry I've posted this twice and can't find how to delete this one! Please ignore this one and post to the other one! Apologies from a clumsy UK newbie.
Forum: Touring
09-26-04, 03:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,925
Posted By philip99a

West Coast of USA

I'm starting to plan for two of us to ride from Vancouver (or Seattle) to San Francisco (or Big Sur or the Hurst Castle) next summer. I know the best month is supposed to be September (less fog, no...
Forum: Touring
09-26-04, 03:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 343
Posted By philip99a

West Coast of USA

I'm starting to plan for two of us to ride from Vancouver (or Seattle) to San Francisco (or Big Sur or the Hurst Castle) next summer. I know the best month is supposed to be September (less fog, no...
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