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Old 12-11-10, 08:21 PM
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The Only Thing Better Than Bike Touring...

Being up to my waist in ultra-light untracked powder in the tree runs of Blue sky basin on the backside of Vail, CO. first thing this morning after a heavy snowfall.

any other better-things? lets list them!
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Old 12-11-10, 08:32 PM
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Long distance cycling ... 24-hour races, randonnees, etc.
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Long distance cycling ... 24-hour races, randonnees, etc.
I can dig that. especially down-south where it's early summer
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Old 12-11-10, 10:10 PM
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My husband asking me on alternate routes through the countryside. He was born and raised here as I've only lived here for 5 years and I know the area better and have seen things he never knew were here. All thanks to my day tours.
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Getting laid while on a long bike tour?
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well, really, that's a given on any tour anyway, right?
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zepp, glad you said it. you sex crazed gook ;-)
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Old 12-12-10, 02:47 AM
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Planning bike tours, and a bit of trout fishing (though combine touring and cycling. The epicurian cyclist does it, the lucky man http://epicureancyclist.com/?p=1075
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+1 on planning bike tours.

Building bikes.

But also, sitting on the windward rail of a coastal racing yacht in a 25-knot breeze, three-metre swell and one-metre chop beating into the wind. And... on the same boat at the helm, 12 miles offshore, at midnight, in 30-knot winds surrounded by phosphorescence from the breaking waves.
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Old 12-12-10, 09:07 AM
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Driving down to the beach, throwing a line in, and catching a (legal) 27" halibut on the first cast. Happened Friday morning.
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All sounds great to me! Rowan, Ive always wanted to learn to sail.

Just read about some guys flyfishing from the beach for roosterfish in baja. that seems pretty wild!

Im snowshoeing into a 10th Mtn. Division hut in a couple weeks for some backcountry skiing and camping with friends, should be a good time.
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the only thing better than bike touring or skiing?


skiing on a bike tour WITH my bicycle.....

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Originally Posted by Rowan View Post
+1 on planning bike tours.

Building bikes.

But also, sitting on the windward rail of a coastal racing yacht in a 25-knot breeze, three-metre swell and one-metre chop beating into the wind. And... on the same boat at the helm, 12 miles offshore, at midnight, in 30-knot winds surrounded by phosphorescence from the breaking waves.
How could I forget building bikes.

That yachting sounds fantastic.
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Bragging to your 'peeps' on Bike forums about tours, retirement, etc.
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Yachting and cycling have an affinity... if you couldn't guess.

I think I am old enough and wise enough now to not own a boat myself (although the dream does live on, and it would only be small, relatively cheap and for cruising), but owners are always looking for reasonable to good crew to race with, so effecitvely I can chase a sport and it costs me next to nothing.

I've had some absolutely thrilling times out on the water. Close-hauled racing with big boats just inches apart. Sitting on the pulpit watching dolphins play in the bow wave. Being on a crew that's won divisional pennants. Surfing down big waves under spinnaker... with the occasional very dramatic broach.

But that night-time phosphorescence is something to behold because it is so unexpected and spectacular.

On that occasion, we were about 12 mles south of Tasman Island, and had the flash of the lighthouse on it keeping us company. We eventually sailed underneath the cliffs, and that was another incredibly dramatic experience in itself!
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Being 16 again.
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zepp, glad you said it. you sex crazed gook ;-)
You might want to qualify this because most people probably do not speak Korean. It might get taken the wrong way.
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zepp--chuckle--I knew after I wrote that that it wouldnt look good....(and btw, I should have written "glad you said it FIRST", as I was thinking what you wrote but you got to it before I could.

"gook" in Korean, I am told by reliable sources, is the word for "foreigner", Zeppinger is a foreigner living in Korea and his sexual proclivities are probably not unlike most of us.

there, I feel better.
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Old 12-13-10, 09:47 AM
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Hiking to see view like this;



but skiing is good too;

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Originally Posted by djb View Post
zepp--chuckle--I knew after I wrote that that it wouldnt look good....(and btw, I should have written "glad you said it FIRST", as I was thinking what you wrote but you got to it before I could.

"gook" in Korean, I am told by reliable sources, is the word for "foreigner", Zeppinger is a foreigner living in Korea and his sexual proclivities are probably not unlike most of us.

there, I feel better.
Correction. Gook stands for country. Wei (outside) Gook (country) stands for foreigner.

Didn't mean to make you feel worse or anything
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Smooth 30 knot winds and some big swell to jump off!

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Originally Posted by Rowan View Post
+1 on planning bike tours.

Building bikes.

But also, sitting on the windward rail of a coastal racing yacht in a 25-knot breeze, three-metre swell and one-metre chop beating into the wind. And... on the same boat at the helm, 12 miles offshore, at midnight, in 30-knot winds surrounded by phosphorescence from the breaking waves.

having sailed solo in the big blue i can relate
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thanks bored, arent you the young Korean fellow living now in the states who was helping with the Korean terms on another thread with Zepp? (I'm too lazy to look it up)
Wei gook. got it.
man I wish I was in Ca. or S. Korea, I miss biking now with all the snow.....
cheers
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If its not at least two days on the road, then it's not a tour. I'll settle for nothing less than 3 or else it's not worth the bother.
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