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General Discussion / Bike Touring Podcasts
« on: August 06, 2008, 02:26:35 pm »
I found a great bike touring podcast on itunes. It is on the lonely planet channel for podcasts and it is called "A Bicycle Built for Two"

A website following the journal at

General Discussion / North/Polar Star
« on: November 15, 2007, 02:37:58 pm »
I keep seeing reference to the North and Polar Star routes. Are there any maps or descriptions of this route out there on the web?

General Discussion / IPOD/MP3 Touring Tracks for Playlist
« on: June 15, 2006, 01:47:13 pm »
I am currently making a playlist for my IPOD for an upcoming two week tour in NC. I already have the following songs; please feel free to add any to the list that you think i should put on here. This way i can get a trully eclectic song list.

1. Back in the Saddle - Aerosmith
2. Sweet Emotion - Aerosmith
3. In God's Country - U2
4. Bullet the Blue Sky - U2
5. One Tree Hill - U2
6. Raise Up - Petey Pablo
7. Magic Bus - The Who
8. Ridin Dirty - Camillionaire
9. No Woman No Cry - Marley
10. Drum Trip - Rusted Root


General Discussion / Atlantic Coast
« on: June 08, 2006, 10:49:52 pm »
Anyone out there ridden ac's atlantic coast route lately? i am planning to ride from wash. dc to north carolina in august and was looking for some head's up. thanks brad

General Discussion / Atlantic Coast Route
« on: February 08, 2006, 04:49:22 am »
Anyone cycled the Atlantic Coast ACA Route from DC to Wilmington? I am looking to do this ride in May to head back home to North Carolina. Wondering if there are any helpful hints out there?

General Discussion / Touring partners and tents
« on: February 03, 2006, 10:43:00 am »
After many extended tours, backpacking trips, and climbing jaunts I have hit upon a golden rule. If you can afford the weight take seperate tents for everyone so there is some semblance of privacy and ability to get away from the dynamic stress of an expedition. What are the differing thoughts out there? I remember my first long trip. It was a climbing road trip for six weeks between my junior and senior year of college. We only had my tiny tent, TNF Lunar Light. After two weeks we shared a mutual bad attitude as well because we just could not get away. Some groups,pairs are different. Obviously family groups beat this rule but otherwise I think is pretty sound. Thoughts?

General Discussion / Adirondack Cycling
« on: March 09, 2005, 07:33:39 am »
Anyone here toured extensively in the adirondack, finger lakes, and lake champlain area? I thinking of touring there this summer with my theme of reading the leather stocking tales.

just curious on what the conditions might be like. only time i've been that way was to go rock climbing at the 'gunks back in 2001.

General Discussion / Continental Breakfast
« on: March 08, 2005, 01:34:10 pm »
Has anyone else out there slipped a pair of regular shorts and a t-shirt over their cycling gear to "check-out" a continental breakfast while on tour?

General Discussion / Mtn Bike Touring in Germany
« on: February 25, 2005, 08:04:48 am »
Anyone out there know a good off-road mtn bike tour that goes hut to hut or self-sustained? Thanks. Brad

General Discussion / mountain bike touring in the alps
« on: October 13, 2004, 11:47:18 am »
anyone out-there have any information on mountain bike touring in the alps?

General Discussion / Night Riding and Touring
« on: October 11, 2004, 09:39:04 pm »
Anyone out there ride when touring at night? Not just when caught at the end of a long day but a deliberate run down the road at night like a double century on a full moon night with the lights off? just curious who else out-there likes to ride at night.

General Discussion / anyone in europe next week 7-11 oct?
« on: October 01, 2004, 07:44:47 pm »
i am touring next weekend 7-11 october self-supported tent camping hopefully. i am open to any route/destination. i live in heidelberg germany and looking to ride in northern france, germany, switzerland, or the low countries. please email me at if interested.

General Discussion / Aero bars for touring
« on: September 30, 2004, 11:41:03 am »
How many folks here using aero-bars for touring? I took mine off my TT bike and rode to work with my usual 15 pound load of clothes and books and it was not too sketchy. I am thinking of adding a set of cinelli mini-bars permanently to my tourer. Anyone else outthere using aero-bars? What types? Any issues, particularly on fully loaded descents with a full load?

General Discussion / good link for bike touring in NC.
« on: September 25, 2004, 03:20:05 pm »

shows the states bike routes. nc 2 from west to east is a great ride.

General Discussion / Trinp Length
« on: September 24, 2004, 09:33:24 am »
How long do most of you tour for during your working year? At most without taking a specific vacation I get a lot of four day trips in becuase the army graciously gives us a four day weekend once a month. Of course that almost makes up for all the time gone but...another forum.

Just curious to know how many folks are able to get out and ride epic trips during the year.

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