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Need a Bicycle Touring Partner? / Alaska
« Last post by Giuseppe79 on May 06, 2018, 04:39:32 PM »
I am Italian guy leaving from Prodhoe bay in July to Vancouver , looking for a bicycle partner.....anyone ??
All the best
EVERYTHING ELSE! / Re: Nothern Kalifornia
« Last post by horazio on April 23, 2018, 01:13:53 AM »
Would love to see em. It's pretty amazing!
« Last post by Hono05 on April 18, 2018, 03:22:46 AM »
Hi guys,

we are a group of 5 Italian university students and we are doing a product development project on bike racks. Please, can you give us a little help in understanding your user experience with them by answering a questionnaire?
Thank you!!
EVERYTHING ELSE! / Re: The Best Bicycle Races Worldwide?
« Last post by sam lynch on March 22, 2018, 01:58:39 AM »
Bicycle racing is something that exists since middle of the 19th century. It is only at the start of the 20th century though that it took the form that it has at present. Some of the first bicycle races ever established still exist and are in fact considered to be the most prestigious worldwide. Of the many bicycle races held yearly, few of the more famous are the Grand Tours, the Olympic races and the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI). Fast gaining popularity are the cyclo-cross racing and the mountain bike racing.

That's why I like it!
Hello travelwithkids,
We have been on the road with our kids for quite some time. Our kids are 3 and 6 years old now and we are in Mexico. When we are cycling the children tend to be very relaxed and don't really need toys. They sit quietly or talk with us or sing. Our 3 year old sometimes plays with her 2 dolls.
For the time off the bike we have some drawing and crafts materials like paper, tape, crayons, glue, etc. This is mostly used in the tent when it is too cold or raining outside, or when there are too many mosquitoes.  We also carry a few toy cars, some lego, a pocket knife, a sling shot and some rope. Chalk to draw on the street is a must. A little bucket and a shovel can be nice.
 In case of emergency we have a movie or two on our tablet and we have a lot of children's books on the e-reader.
But most of the time the children don't play with ther toys. They are incredibly creative with what they find in nature.
You can read more about us on
We might be in South America too when you are there.
This summer, we will travel through South America with our two kids (5 and 10 year old). Does anyone have any suggestions for things to bring to entertain them around the camp or when we take breaks? Of course they enjoy the outdoor but still we feel like we should have something for them. Obviously weight is a concern. The 5-year old will be travelling in a Thule trailer. Any suggestions on things he can do when he starts to get bored (of course we're planning on stopping a lot so he won't be sitting for extended periods of time). Thank you!
The Bicycle / Re: Touring on a light weight road bike
« Last post by Stephane on January 05, 2018, 04:32:14 PM »
When you travel without panniers, you are less dependent and more likely to use restaurant and pay for accommodation. Obviously it will not be a problem in Italy. Unless you will be travelling in the Alps in very remote areas, you'll be able to find accommodations and restaurants everywhere. You can still use a saddle bag, a frame bag, and handlebar bag allowing you to carry a lot of gear, possibly even a tent and a sleeping bag depending what season you will be travelling. Ortlieb came up recently with a bunch of bags for bike packing gear allowing lightweight touring without panniers. The Seat-Pack has very good reviews on the Internet: Ortlieb Seat-Pack. Italy is also a good place to spend time with locals. You can ask to pitch your tent in their backyard, and you'll often end-up invited to stay in their home. Great to learn about their culture. Be prepared to be singing after a few drinks!
The Bicycle / Touring on a light weight road bike
« Last post by swetoksv on January 02, 2018, 10:28:04 PM »
Does anyone have experience or wish to comment on touring in Italy on a lightweight road bike?  I plan to use bikepacking saddlebags.  No panniers.
The Bicycle / Re: Mudguard?
« Last post by Neven Andrews on September 19, 2017, 04:52:36 AM »
Agreed. Mudguard is the thing you don't need most of the time. Mine are so sleek and you barley notice them.´╗┐ Also mud flaps are a "need" in group winter riding´╗┐.
The Bicycle / Re: How to choose a bicycle?
« Last post by aphelioncycles on September 18, 2017, 10:53:45 PM »
I concur with the vast majority of what has been said in how to pick a visiting bike.I had a bicycle worked for myself by Chas Roberts. The model I picked was a ROUGHSTUFF with a rolhoff center and 26 inc wheels with circle breakes not water powered the reason I picked them is that there is no edge wear

am I stressed a rotor getting twisted no as I convey an extra one with an arrangement of cushions I would think you have a superior shot of haveing your back

mech harmed if you somehow managed to put your bicycle over a vehicle.
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