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Haven't heard too much of touring on this board(9 posts)

Haven't heard too much of touring on this boardstinkfoot247
May 23, 2003 2:17 AM
Any body into loaded touring. I plan to ride the perimiter of PA at end of summer blah blah blah. If you are a tourer and would like a little wow, check out this site.
this guy is riding from Anchorage Alaska to somewhere in southern South America
when I need inspiration I just read his diary. even if you don't tour you oughta check it out, this guy has a great philosophy on life if you read his diary.
I think we need a separate "Touring" forum...Matno
May 23, 2003 3:09 AM
It's very difficult to sort out the touring info from the racing info on this board. Most people just assume you're talking about racing when you ask questions about fit, components, etc.

I'm doing a 4 day/500 mile loaded "tour" of Northern Idaho and Montana in the second week of June. Considering the miles we'll be covering and the fact that we'll likely get rained on, it should be quite the miserable adventure! :^) It's short enough though that we'll be done before we realize just how miserable it is... Worst thing about it is that I have a really bad cold right now and can't train! Grrrr...
totally agreeFrith
May 23, 2003 6:27 AM
I plan on doing a Tour of Thailand next winter. There's tonnes of questions i would love to ask but they don't really seem to fit here. I think if there were a seperate forum it would spark discussions with at least as much volume as the other non-general forums here, if not more.
If you're really hard up though head over to the thorn tree has a branch dedicated to cyclotouring.
re: Haven't heard too much of touring on this boardtarwheel
May 23, 2003 4:30 AM
There used to be (and may still be) some cyclists who did loaded touring who frequented this board. PErhaps some of them could post links to web sites devoted to touring. I know there are some.

I haven't done any loaded touring, but have done several long supported tours over the past few years. Seems like the best of both worlds to me -- lots of riding without having to carry all your gear. If you're looking for a great way to combine cycling with a vacation, check out some of the cross-state tours. I've done week-long supported tours in Georgia, North Carolina, Ohio and Wisconsin. It's a great way to see part of the country. The POW-WOW tour in Wisconsin is a particularly great deal -- about $300 for a week of riding, including meals and lodging.
try the IBOB list(they tour)twin
May 23, 2003 9:11 AM
Oklahoma Freewheel June 8th-15th AWESOME across state ridetwin
May 23, 2003 9:13 AM
Cyclo-touring is the only way to go--The Walrus
May 23, 2003 12:12 PM
or should be. I've done loaded tours around California, and it's definitely the way to experience places you visit. I need to make the time to tour some other places, like New England in the fall, the Four Corners area and I'd really like to tour in Europe.

One good link to start with is, a great source for maps, route info, hardware and "personals" that can hook you up with other riders doing the same tour(s) you're interested in.
re: Haven't heard too much of touring on this boardMJ
May 23, 2003 5:07 AM
sure loaded touring is great - I've put in a few trips here and there - there's alot of people here who have as well

I recently bought a BOB so have the option of touring with panniers or trailer or both

if you have specific questions this is a good place to start - I'll check out Tillman
This past winter I rode over 3750 miles over 57 daysBarnyard
May 23, 2003 1:58 PM
I've been doing a tour about every year and a half. This winter while collecting, I rode from Sandiego to West Palm Florida. I was fully loaded, but lost my back pack when I got to Del Rio Texas. I only stayed in motels 4 nights along the way. People were very nice to me. Although I did get caught in a man hunt in Arizona. And a police officer in Florida who thought I was a vagrant scared the xxxx out of me. The Florida incident made me realize how much safer I was sleeping in the woods. Criminals are not looking for victims in the woods, or are the police looking for criminals. Next I'm thinking of going to New Zealand, or riding the Alaskan Highway. Touring on a bike is the greatest way to travel. I'm disappointed that more americans don't do it.