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Old 11-01-20, 07:23 AM
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I wrote a book/website about bike touring

Hi!

I just wanted to say I recently wrote a book on bike touring. More specifically lightweight touring, or as it is also known, Credit Card Bike Touring.

Instead of publishing it I decided to put it all on the net:

creditcardbiketouring.com

It contains a lot of tips and advice, including packing lists. I have also added a list of all trips I have done:

creditcardbiketouring.com/routes-i-have-ridden/

Feedback are most welcome..

Mats Henricson, Sweden

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well written website Mats, in a foreign language no less--and it all sums up the feelings why we do and love bicycle touring.

You've done lots of neat trips, makes me wistful for an adventure again, let's all hope that soon we will be able to travel again and ride down a road like in your opening shot.
Another time, I'll take more time to explore your site.
cheers from an increasingly cold Canada
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Originally Posted by djb View Post
well written website Mats, in a foreign language no less--and it all sums up the feelings why we do and love bicycle touring.

You've done lots of neat trips, makes me wistful for an adventure again, let's all hope that soon we will be able to travel again and ride down a road like in your opening shot.
Another time, I'll take more time to explore your site.
cheers from an increasingly cold Canada
Yeah, it has been a somewhat lost year, but it could be worse.

Thanks for kind words about my site!
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just checked out your site. very nice. good luck to you
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Cool book/website! Thank you for this!
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Looks great! Book-marked for later.
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Yes, nicely done.

I take exception to this sentence under "Warnings: "If you hear a car behind you slowing in, and you can see that the road is clear after a bend, wave your hand to tell the driver that the coast is clear." In my driver training in the US, I was taught never to do this. Here's the legal discussion about it. This exact scenario caused my brother to be involved in an auto accident. Directing traffic is best left to trained professionals.
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Old 11-02-20, 10:55 AM
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Originally Posted by andrewclaus View Post
Yes, nicely done.

I take exception to this sentence under "Warnings: "If you hear a car behind you slowing in, and you can see that the road is clear after a bend, wave your hand to tell the driver that the coast is clear." In my driver training in the US, I was taught never to do this. This exact scenario caused my brother to be involved in an auto accident. Directing traffic is best left to trained professionals.
Oh! I had no idea! Thanks, I will remove it ASAP.
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Come on, I've done that a few times and the drivers have appreciated it.
but frankly, I can't see worrying about legal stuff, that's probably an American preoccupation.
Using common sense on both the cyclist and driver's part is a given.
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I'm on the side of not waving on cars - not for worry of any legal liability but if they can't see ahead far enough to make that decision on their own, they shouldn't pass me.
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What I took from this fellows writings is a good sense of coexisting with traffic. He mentions also about if he has a line of cars behind him, that he sometimes pulls over to the side.
I do the same thing at times, 5 seconds out of my day is nothing, but can make things easier and safer for a truck if oncoming traffic is in a tight situation.
I love driving, so I understand a cars perspective, and find it important to be cooperative and respectful from both sides, and sometimes little things like this can help both cyclists and drivers, and bonus is good public relations.

anyway, that's how I see things, and what I took from this Swedes view.
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I totally agree with pulling over for car traffic. A friendly wave usually results. And it's much safer than some of the idiotic passing we've all seen.

I reluctantly brought up the legal issue of directing traffic, and I agree we're overly litigious. But it really was part of my formal driver training, and a family member was injured in an accident as a result, so I believe it is a real concern.
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I appreciate your discussion of this topic. I will think about it a bit more and may add a carefully worded few sentences about it later.
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Originally Posted by matshenricson View Post
Hi!

I just wanted to say I recently wrote a book on bike touring. More specifically lightweight touring, or as it is also known, Credit Card Bike Touring.

Instead of publishing it I decided to put it all on the net:

creditcardbiketouring.com

It contains a lot of tips and advice, including packing lists. I have also added a list of all trips I have done:

creditcardbiketouring.com/routes-i-have-ridden/

Feedback are most welcome..

Mats Henricson, Sweden
Cool, thank you!
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This is a great website. Thank you for sharing.
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