Bike touring S/D

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Where dya wanna go on a bike?

iro with the brown bag (Hunt3r), Wednesday, 15 April 2009 04:57 (ten years ago) link

if im to believe david byrne, not hong kong. in fact, it sounds like i wouldnt ever want to visit hong kong under any circumstance.

http://journal.davidbyrne.com/2009/01/011709-hong-kong-the-future-of-no-future.html

iro with the brown bag (Hunt3r), Wednesday, 15 April 2009 04:59 (ten years ago) link

actually, i would not mind visiting it, you never know. but ill trust byrne about the biking there.

iro with the brown bag (Hunt3r), Wednesday, 15 April 2009 05:01 (ten years ago) link

We are doing DC to Pittsburgh in five and a half days this summer. I am so up for this. Anyone want to come?

Prince of Persia (Ed), Wednesday, 15 April 2009 12:25 (ten years ago) link

xpost

since that was a bit of a negative recommendation ill go positive:

someday id like to tour around the italian side of the dolomites. italian alps too.

iro with the brown bag (Hunt3r), Wednesday, 15 April 2009 12:34 (ten years ago) link

obv, my negative recommendation was hong kong. i wasnt referring to dc-pitt

have you routed your trip ed? that sounds cool.

iro with the brown bag (Hunt3r), Wednesday, 15 April 2009 12:40 (ten years ago) link

A friend here at CMU has done it 7 times I think, Basically it is trail all the way, along the C&O canal up to Cumberland and The Great Allegheny Passage trail which is rails to trails for he remainder. Pretty much the only road section is between McKeesport and Pittsburgh proper. It's pretty flat or gentle grades the whole way, one guy is proposing to tow a keg in a trailer if we carry his stuff. We'll be doing it semi credit-card style, camping and carrying stuff but mainly eating at bars and diners along the way, this goes against my nature but we are trying to shepherd a bunch of inexperienced distance cyclists an average of 65 miles a day. I shall be rebelling and bringing my kelly kettle, I must have my tea and burn something in the morning.

Prince of Persia (Ed), Wednesday, 15 April 2009 13:10 (ten years ago) link

Other trips I would like to do:

US coast to coast
Rhine Source to sea
All kinds of lovely stuff in the alps (the swiss have some excellent long distance bike routes)
UK NCN 1 (basically following the east cost)
the West Highland way

Stuff i have done and recommend

Dublin to Galway and Back
Around Cork and Kerry
Normandy and Brittany (24 hours in a pannier on a hot day is the perfect way to ripen a camembert)

Prince of Persia (Ed), Wednesday, 15 April 2009 13:13 (ten years ago) link

US coast to coast

^^^^did this

iro with the brown bag (Hunt3r), Wednesday, 15 April 2009 15:41 (ten years ago) link

thinking about vietnam on bike (time constraints might lead to motorcycle tho)

(*゚ー゚)θ L(。・_・)   °~ヾ(・ε・ *) (Steve Shasta), Wednesday, 15 April 2009 16:48 (ten years ago) link

vietnam and the alps, definitely.

i like to fart and i am crazy (gbx), Thursday, 16 April 2009 11:55 (ten years ago) link

Steve, how is bike touring in Japan? Cycling round Hokkaido feels like it might be a great thing.

Prince of Persia (Ed), Thursday, 16 April 2009 11:57 (ten years ago) link

i was wondering the same thing---isn't japan mostly rural/forested??

i like to fart and i am crazy (gbx), Thursday, 16 April 2009 12:04 (ten years ago) link

http://www.japancycling.org/v2/

Prince of Persia (Ed), Thursday, 16 April 2009 12:08 (ten years ago) link

http://www.japancycling.org/v2/aguide/hokkaido/

Prince of Persia (Ed), Thursday, 16 April 2009 12:14 (ten years ago) link

did a flickr image search of 'rural japan' and i'm actually kinda stunned at the scenery. genuinely had no idea

i like to fart and i am crazy (gbx), Thursday, 16 April 2009 12:16 (ten years ago) link

i had an idea: bike from MPLS to Spearfish Canyon, SD. FedEx my sport climbing gear ahead of me, climb for a week or so, bike back!

i like to fart and i am crazy (gbx), Thursday, 23 April 2009 21:22 (ten years ago) link

also: spokane to the bugaboos, climb a spire, etc.

really taken with this bike tour + climbing idea

i like to fart and i am crazy (gbx), Thursday, 23 April 2009 21:23 (ten years ago) link

How much gear do you need for bolt clipping? haul it with you.

Prince of Persia (Ed), Thursday, 23 April 2009 21:24 (ten years ago) link

draws, harness, belay tool, shoes, rope, w33d

it's really the rope that'd be a pain: heavy, takes up space. def doable with a trailer, but i don't have a trailer (or panniers or racks, for that matter. or the time, probably)

i like to fart and i am crazy (gbx), Thursday, 23 April 2009 21:28 (ten years ago) link

god that'd be so fun, tho

i like to fart and i am crazy (gbx), Thursday, 23 April 2009 21:29 (ten years ago) link

Sounds Awesome, I think my climbing days are well behind me but I'd hold a rope and shout things.

Come and do DC to pittsburgh with us.

Prince of Persia (Ed), Thursday, 23 April 2009 21:45 (ten years ago) link

two years pass...

Mark and I are totally off to Holland on our bikes tomorrow!

problem chimp (Porkpie), Thursday, 22 September 2011 22:36 (eight years ago) link


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