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Cycle Tour Europe: The End…But Not The End

5. August 2014

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Our triumphant, if soaking wet, arrival into Munich; 78 days and 2440 KM after we started in London. It was bittersweet to reach the end. On the one hand it was a lot of work to be constantly on the move but, on the other hand, we really loved cycling through the countryside seeing parts [...]

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Cycle Tour Europe: Finding Our Way

31. July 2014

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Cycle Tour Europe

Of the three formidable tasks in cycle touring – determining where to go and how to get there, finding a place to stay, and deciding what and when to eat – the first and second combined to be the most work. (Primarily because, when you cycle that much, you will eat just about anything at just [...]

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Cycle Tour Europe: Rad & Reisen Cruise Review

24. July 2014

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Cycle Tour Europe: Rad & Reisen Cruise Review

Disclosure: We were guests on the Theodor Körner however this in no way impacted the fabulous time that we had. I just thought you should know. :) Our cycle tour Europe itinerary got a bit convoluted part way through. Itinerary is, in fact,  a bit of a strong word for what we actually had. What [...]

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Cycle Tour Europe: Not All Flat Is Not Created Equal

2. June 2014

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It would seem that, after cycling through the hills of northern France, we should have been grateful for the flat lands of the Rhine Valley. I am here to tell you though that not all flat is created equal. As with everything in life there is always a hierarchy and flat has one too. Although [...]

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Cycle Tour Europe: Let’s Get Started!

10. May 2014

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Cycle Tour Europe: Let’s Get Started!

Holy cow!! We’ve been on the road for more than two weeks already. Never mind Let’s Get Started…let’s get caught up!!     We set off from NorthWood in northwest London on a somewhat dull day. We were undeterred by the weather though; excited to finally be on our bikes and on our way. Our [...]

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[VIDEO] Un-Packing The Bikes

14. April 2014

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[VIDEO] Un-Packing The Bikes

One of my goals for this trip is to do some more video, which won’t be hard because I’ve hardly done any at all! What’s hard is actually doing it. I can’t tell you how long it took me to put this first, pathetic, creation together. I thank you if you manage to get through [...]

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6 Steps to Shipping a Bike

7. April 2014

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Shipping a bike.

After spending the winter getting all our cycle gear together we had to figure out a way to get the bikes to our starting point in London, England. There are basically two methods of shipping a bike; breaking it down and boxing it up, or sliding it into a bag. After researching both methods, and [...]

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4 Reasons Why You SHOULDN’T Practice Before a Cycle Tour

24. March 2014

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Cycle Tour Practice

I have read a TON of cycle touring blogs in the last few months. I have read gear lists, and packing lists, and itineraries, and food plans, and camping tales (enough of these to make me secretly glad that Jason doesn’t camp – it doesn’t sound like a ton of fun!), as well as a [...]

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Where Will We Stay While Cycle Touring Europe?

10. March 2014

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Cycle Touring Accommodation

You’ll notice that there was no camping gear in the equipment list that I published last week. You see, Jason doesn’t camp. Well apart from that time that I convinced him to hike the Tetons with me a couple of years ago and, of course, the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu but, generally, the thought [...]

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7 Essential Pieces of Cycle Touring Equipment

24. February 2014

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Essential Equipment for Cycle Touring

While we’re obviously not cycle touring experts….yet…even we know that there is just some cycle touring equipment that you can’t tour without. There is a whole lot of geekdom surrounding bike gear and you can spend hours searching through the should’s and shouldn’ts of bike gear. We’ve taken a much more relaxed approach; I think [...]

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The Un-Planning Guide to Cycle Touring Europe

10. February 2014

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Cycle Touring

My last post about trip planning for our upcoming cycle tour of Europe was all about the work we had to do in order to be ready to hit the road again. You might think that we have been feverishly poring over cycling resources, mapping out our route, and planning how the heck we’re going [...]

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