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Old 02-13-03, 02:47 PM
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Come come...time to reveal plans for summer tours!!!!!

Hey folks...the days are already noticeably longer...it can't be too far off when we northern hemisphere twowheelerboys head out and hit the road for the summer. Anyone made plans yet?? Lets here 'em!!!

By the way I have a great idea. Lance Armstrong is worried that anti-american sentiment in Europe this summer might physically endanger him on the tour de france this year. I say a couple of hundred riders from Bikeforums should surround his peloton with a huge human mass of domestiques! . So if you wanna tour Europe this summer it can be for a worthy cause!


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Tour of the Gaspé peninsula un Québec.

I have two routes, a long and a shorter one. I have yet to decide which one I will do. It depends on how much vacation I will get, if any, or how much photography I plan to do on the trip.

Other than that, some 3-4 day tour here and there. I don't plan those. Sometimes, I get up in the morning, wonder what to do, pack and go!
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Old 02-13-03, 07:06 PM
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I don't know about 2-wheelers LOL but I'm heading up the Atlantic coast.
Florida to Richmond VA. 1200 miles......2 weeks.
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As beowulfe suggests, three wheelers ride, too .

I have a few 2-3 day jaunts planned--not sure where yet--and will ride from my home to Duluth, MN (about 300 miles), from whence I will spend a 500 mile week riding for Habitat for Humanity, and ride home. Also plan for a weeklong trip in September.

I have a few kayak ventures in the wind, too, and will run a few 5 and 10k runs.
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Old 02-13-03, 07:43 PM
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I was in Duluth a couple of years ago. We launched a Lake Superior bike tour....6 of us. We wimped out and did motels though. Got there in August and summer was OVER. lol

Also did it on a wedgie.
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My cousin and I plan on bumming around the Black Hills in SD.
 
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We are planing on a few 3 or four day trips, maybe a week in VT around the lake. My SO just started a new job and has little vacation time saved up
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OK Freewheel in June (my first ever tour). Then, if my knees survive that, perhaps some self-contained short tours.
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Two weeks of touring this coming July - first week getting about 500 miles into my Lewis and Clark (St. Louis to Council Bluffs) Second week hooking up w/ riders for Ragbrai XXXI and seeing much of southern Iowa
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My wife and I are planning 10-14 days touring in early September, either Belgium/Holland, or (as we are interested in buying a place in France) a tour in France.

ideally, a ferry to Zeebrugge leaves from a port about 2 miles from our house.
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My wife and I are planning are first tour this summer. So far, it looks like we'll probably head to San Juan islands and bike around there.
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Did the BTC last summer and it was great. Going off road this summer. Meeting a friend in Hot Springs and riding the Womble. Then some road work in the Ozarks for a few days. Not an organized tour this time. Then a Loire Valley/TDF tour to watch Lance win his record setting 6th in a row the summer of '04.
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sounds good guys.

I'm hoping to do lands end to john o'groats (britain's most southerly tip to its most northerly one (I think)) over 2 weeks, some time in june or july. looking forward to getting to know my country - I've never really toured it
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Old 02-14-03, 07:29 AM
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was not sure. Had thought about Adventure Cycling's tour of Southern Utah. Decided to repeat my tour across central Nevada, that I did last September.. The Oatbran..
. Great tour and they really take care of you .Plus all the tour I was sick. Want to do it this time, hopefully when I feel better. Got old, sniffling across the whole state of Nevada..
Can't do any extended bike tour this year. My wife wants to go to Peru/Bolivia at the end of the year...
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Oh yeah Roughstuff, I love these posts, just hearing about the day's getting longer and weather warmer and heading out on the open road, get's my blood running...So here's what I've got planned for this year..

Going to Ft. Meyers Florida at the end of March for Tandem riding around that area, to get the tandem season started for me, and to warm up!!.

Then second weekend in May is TOSRV, Columbus to portsmith and back in ohio, 100 miles each day..The next weekend we have a local ride that our club puts on called Wolverine 200, the following weekend it's down to Kentucky for the Horsey hundred over memorial day weekend on the tandem, and then in June a rally near chicago during the 3rd weekend of the month..

A couple of one day tours in august and at the end it's the Midwest tandem rally in Dayton, then a couple of one day tours in september, and the southern rally in Tallahassee at the end of october, I really love the rallies and look forward to doing them each year...Oh yeah forgot CFC at the begining of October, always a great hilly ride in the Ohio hills between Columbus and Marietta..

That's it for now, hope all you guys have a great riding season also!!


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Old 02-14-03, 08:05 AM
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my TransAlp tour that i will lead is set for August 1-10 - 450km, (only) 12,500m vertical, 8 days of riding... from Germany through Austria and the Dolomites, the Hohe Tauern (near Grossglockner) and down to Lake Garda Italy. my co-cuide and i had to drop it down from an extreme tour to a moderate b/c our "boss" wanted an easier tour... but whatever it'll be a blast anyhow.

otherwise, i've got a trip to Lake Garda planned already... probably no really long (>week) tour this year as my 30 days of vacation (gotta love Germany there!) are already committed... 2 weeks Russia last Jan, 1wk Chamonix end of this month, etc.

p.s. ours or other guided tours or self-guided - i really recommend the TransAlp tour - lots of riding and a great system of mountain huts so you only have to carry 6-7kg of gear for the week. beautiful scenery and good trails if you're up for it...
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Weekend camping trips mostly.

About 70-80 miles from my home a Dark Sky Preserve. I thought this would make a great weekend get-out-of-town. It has been a while since I have had a really good look at a the sky outside a city.

I was thinking about a trip to Pelee Island in Canada as well, but the border crossing via bicycle is a little more difficult than I thought it would be. I can cross in Port Huron, Marine City, or Algonac, but not in Detroit. This is a fair bit out of the way for me, so I'll look for a 3-day weekend for this. The other option is to have the wife drop me off and pick me up in Windsor.

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New Zealand, starting in Christchurch then down south, Stewart Island, Southern Alps and then the Northern Island.
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I will point out that here in Queensland we are in our sixth month of summer right now (it started a month earlier than usual this year, probably due to the drought). I got a two week tour of Western Victoria a few months ago, and later this year I'm planning to visit Tasmania. I haven't yet decided on the route for that one.
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Summer Plans? Ahhh... thats what dreams are made of... for us bikers anyway. I am going to make a week long solo tour from western Ky to the middle of Alabama, a week long loop around W. Ky (called WKBT, sounds like a radio station, doesn't it!) that several of us get together and are starting to do on a yearly basis. We will change the route every year. And of course, several 2-3 days rides. If you would like to know more about our WKBT, look the site up.

https://www.thedos.org/trips/2002wkbt.htm


Have fun reading, if it interests you, drop me a line. We'll have a good ride this year.


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Dan.. I am a former Michiganian.. Seems the Detroit Windsor Bridge had sidewalks for pedesterians.. ? Is there not some kind of mass transit bus between Detroit and Windsor..? Your plans caught my eye. I used to love to go down to Point Peelee.. Was that not Ontario route 3.. Seems it was pretty rural.. Like your idea.. Would not mind that trip myself, but probably riding about Leelanau or Keewenaw peninsula, would win out;if I were to ride about Michigan.
Guess, also the idea intrigues me because I have Cousins who live in London, Ontario. That ride I would not mind doing.. Maybe even ride into Stratford and take in some theater..
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I rescue unwanted parrots and other birds, which makes it really hard for me to spend more than one night away from home. Since bird rescue is my passion and not my wife's, she hasn't been real excited about letting me even think about touring.

I may get to do the Cycle North Carolina ride in the fall. In the meantime, I'll be happy doing one night trips. I can still get a few back to back centuries in that way.

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At -14 Celsius, snowing all day, with graders plowing the road in front of my house it's all I can do to dream of biking. To stimulate my dreaming today I purchased a BOB Yak Trailer - Yeah!

I'm looking forward to heading south to Moab the first week of April with a bunch of guys: Driving (26 hrs) then biking for 4 glorious days. In Sept. my wife and I will bike the Kettle Valley Railway Trail in Southern BC - round trip from Midway to Midway for 5 nights - six days.

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I plan to do a overnight trip north to Jupiter Fl. tomorrow and get in some camping and maybe some hiking as well .I did a warm up ride today my first half way long ride in a while in to Ft. Lauderdale Bch. and the weather was fantastic especially tonight on the return with light/moderate ocean breezes.I just got back and knew it was nice but it is still 73 degrees.If anyone can't wait till summer the tourings perfect in So. Fl. right now.
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upcoming tour in may

fly to krakow [poland]
fingers crossed the tandem makes it

circular tour via zakopane into slovakia the back to krakow#

12 days in all





just one tandem and 11 solo's

all hardy cyclists from ayrshire
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