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General Discussion / What to buy??? Bent or straight up???
« on: April 18, 2008, 08:19:05 am »
For information on recumbents, you might try this site: http://www.recumbents.com/home.asp.

Here is a page with 20 links to touring bike information.

Ray

Visit the on-line bike touring archive at www.biketouringtips.com

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General Discussion / Cycle Croatia
« on: April 11, 2008, 08:26:12 am »
Here is a page with 3 links to information on bike touring in Croatia.  None of them deal with bike touring companies but the information might be useful.

This page holds 4 links to worldwide touring companies.  Maybe you can find what you want there.

Ray

Visit the on-line bike touring archive at www.biketouringtips.com

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General Discussion / Where's your bike taking you this summer!?
« on: March 21, 2008, 11:25:28 am »
Across France in May; from Portland to San Francisco in September, if all goes according to plan.

Visit the on-line bike touring archive at www.biketouringtips.com

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General Discussion / Tire Choice ??
« on: March 18, 2008, 08:38:52 am »
I tour on a touring bike and use 700x28 road tires.  Many bike tourists prefer Schwalbe Marathon Plus tires, which is what I use.  I believe it is a belted tire which helps prevent punctures.

I also use tire liners, thin strips that fit between the tube and the inside of the tire, that greatly reduce punctures.  I've gone on long tours (over 800 miles) without getting a single flat.

This page from www.biketouringtips.com provides
7 links to information about bike touring tires.

Ray

Visit the on-line bike touring archive at www.biketouringtips.com

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General Discussion / Eating on Tour
« on: March 17, 2008, 08:09:08 am »
This page from www.biketouringtips.com has 7 links to food and bike touring.

As I see it, there are two different kinds of eating on tour.  The first is the food you buy and eat right away, say sandwiches during the day.  The second is the food that you carry for cooking at a later time, say at a campsite.

I try to stock up on daily foods, like sandwiches and other "eat directly" stuff, before I leave for my day's ride.  I look for sandwich shops, grocery stores, or restaurants where I can get a "to-go" meal, fruit, or something else I eat while on the road without cooking.

I also try to carry cooking ingredients for two meals (usually dinner that night and breakfast the next morning).  I always try to get some fresh vegetables (broccoli is my favorite) to add to pasta or oriental noodles.  I usually have oatmeal for breakfast, if there isn't a restaurant near where I have stopped.

As for ingredients, I carry pasta or raman, oatmeal, olive oil, soy sauce, corn starch (for making a sauce), crushed red peppers (packets from a pizza place), Parmesan cheese (again from a pizza place), sugar packets from a restaurant, cinnamon, salt and pepper.  In a pinch, pasta, olive oil, parmesan cheese, and crushed red peppers will make a palatable meal.

Ray

Visit the on-line bike touring archive at www.biketouringtips.com

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General Discussion / Hi, new member here.
« on: February 21, 2008, 09:35:21 am »
Welcome.

I'd like to suggest www.biketouringtips.com as a place to gather bike touring information.  Over 700 entries on bike touring on all topics and places.

Ray

Visit the on-line bike touring archive at www.biketouringtips.com

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General Discussion / Transamerica Route COST $$$
« on: February 10, 2008, 08:49:56 pm »
This page from www.biketouringtips.com has 7 links to information dealing with money on tour.  Some provide estimates on costs, some suggest ways to make money on tour, some discuss getting sponsorship.

Ray

Visit the on-line bike touring archive at www.biketouringtips.com

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General Discussion / Stealth Camping?
« on: February 08, 2008, 09:05:16 pm »
This page at www.biketouringtips.com lists 6 links to stealth camping information.  Three are about stealth camping in Europe or Scotland.  The rest are about stealth camping in general.

Ray

Visit the on-line bike touring archive at www.biketouringtips.com

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General Discussion / Tire width recommendations
« on: January 05, 2008, 03:44:53 pm »
This page from www.biketouringtips.com lists 4 links to tire width information that might help you decide on what width to use.

Ray

Visit the on-line bike touring archive at www.biketouringtips.com

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General Discussion / Desert travel
« on: February 06, 2008, 11:37:36 am »
This page from www.biketouringtips.com provides 2 links to information on the Western Express route.

This page provides 6 links to information about water and bike touring.  Several deal with water in the desert.

I rode the Western Express from San Francisco to Carson City.  I kept a journal of that ride and you can read it here.

Ray

Visit the on-line bike touring archive at www.biketouringtips.com

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General Discussion / biking around south east asia
« on: December 02, 2007, 11:05:09 am »
Here are 4 links to Southeast Asia touring site that you might find useful.  They are from www.biketouringtips.com.

Ray

Visit the on-line bike touring archive at www.biketouringtips.com

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General Discussion / Getting in shape
« on: November 28, 2007, 09:28:05 am »
Here is a link from www.biketouringtips.com that has articles on training, nutrition, etc..  Here is the "good ideas" list at biketouringtips.com.

Ray

Visit the on-line bike touring archive at www.biketouringtips.com

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General Discussion / carbon road bikes with a trailer???
« on: November 27, 2007, 05:57:25 pm »

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General Discussion / New Bike touring site
« on: January 27, 2008, 08:21:43 pm »
I don't know if anyone is interested, but I've added a feature that I really like to the site. In addition to listing the entries by date (most recent first) you can now list the entries by "popularity." That is, you can see the ones that have been read the most.

It is interesting to see what people have been looking for! The first page is dominated by entries without locations on them and by entries about equipment.

This link will take you to the page with the entries listed by popularity: www.biketouringtips.com/displayPopular.html .

If you have any other suggestions on what to add to the site, please let me know.


Ray

Visit the on-line bike touring archive at www.biketouringtips.com

This message was edited by raybo on 2-8-08 @ 7:00 PM

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General Discussion / New Bike touring site
« on: January 07, 2008, 11:35:24 am »
As a new year's update, the www.biketouringtips.com archive now has over 600 entries on over 70 countries.

Ray

Visit the on-line bike touring archive at www.biketouringtips.com

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