Author Topic: Complexities in touring  (Read 3986 times)

Andre Jute

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Re: Complexities in touring
« Reply #30 on: February 01, 2019, 07:33:55 PM »
hah ha you had me murdered climbing that feckin healy pass  i was boiling up besides i was only doing 2mph at that time. ;D ;D ;D

I walked up the Healey Pass faster than that.

Mind you, Mairead, who was carrying my water, lunch and a clean shirt for me to put on at the top, later claimed I cursed the fellow striking out ahead all the way to hell and back to purgatory for another stint to teach him humility for those of us who aren't PT teachers.

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Re: Complexities in touring
« Reply #31 on: February 01, 2019, 08:35:31 PM »
it's a tough ould climb on a fully loaded touring bike Andre ,
these days i couldn't even walk up it :'(

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Re: Complexities in touring
« Reply #32 on: February 02, 2019, 09:47:55 AM »
Cycle helmets in Spain: Thanks for notification. I did know the law and worried about it a bit. Cycled there several years and past many police who ignored us. I don't think they want to enforce the law unless you are in some fracas. I tend think they see us as northern European tourists just passing thru and not causing any harm. I cant see them enforcing it with the locals too. Some Spanish road men passsed us,but cant remember if they were wearing lids - I guess they were. I don't think the Spanish police see enforcing helmet wear as top priority..

I wonder whther this would be so in Australia. Country road,1 motorized vehicle every 4 hrs,non helmet wearing cyclist meets two passing police in a car... What next? Paper boy in bush town goes down to collect some cigs for his dad,meets police at the corner. Fine? what makes sense?

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Re: Complexities in touring
« Reply #33 on: February 02, 2019, 12:40:51 PM »
cycled the Camino in Spain  wore my helmet most of the time except on those long mountain passes het was unreal.
lovely country tho.

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Re: Complexities in touring
« Reply #34 on: February 02, 2019, 02:16:25 PM »
Interesting. I must get up there and do it soon. Where did you begin and how long did you spend on it? Do you have a bolg about it somewhere?

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Re: Complexities in touring
« Reply #35 on: February 02, 2019, 08:31:46 PM »
started in Bilbao  to Santiago great trip,we cheated a bit done it on road bike but still tough enough  ,
one of the lads did have a blog on it.
if i find it ill post it here  but don't hold your breath  ;D ;)
ah here u go 2007 thats me in blue top.
travellingwheelburys.blogspot.com/2007/
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Re: Complexities in touring
« Reply #36 on: February 02, 2019, 08:34:50 PM »
travellingwheelburys.blogspot.com/2007/

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Re: Complexities in touring
« Reply #37 on: February 03, 2019, 11:39:31 AM »
I'll take a look, thanks. I may have a week to myself in early June.