Journal of a month-long bike tour of the UK

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Journal of a month-long bike tour of the UK

Post by Raybo » Thu Jul 21, 2011 12:23 pm

Starting in mid-April, 2011, I toured around the UK for just over 4 weeks. I logged over 1200 miles. I rode in England, Wales and Scotland and had more sunny days then rainy ones.

It was a fabulous trip!

I've written a journal of my ride called Going Up and Down in the UK, with many of the 1500 photos I took during this tour.

At 34 days, this is my longest bike tour to date. It is also my longest bike touring journal!

I hope you find it interesting.

Ray
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Post by steve roy » Thu Jul 21, 2011 12:31 pm

Interesting as all get out.

Thanks for putting it up.

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Post by chaz » Thu Jul 21, 2011 12:35 pm

Thanks for posting the journal.
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Bicycling through England

Post by Taylor Larimore » Thu Jul 21, 2011 12:55 pm

Hi Raybo:

Your slide-articles are better than professional grade:

Your pictures are perfect.
Your commentary is descriptive and brief.

Absolutely delightful to watch.

Thank you for sharing.
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Post by ryuns » Thu Jul 21, 2011 2:03 pm

Fantastic. I love the pace of the journals, the amount of explanation, and mix of subjects in the photography--which include people, sights, and perhaps more importantly, just general goings-on that make any trip an adventure.

Ryan
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Post by lws6772 » Thu Jul 21, 2011 2:51 pm

What bike did you use?

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Post by Raybo » Thu Jul 21, 2011 3:50 pm

lws6772 wrote:What bike did you use?
I ride on a Waterford Adventure Cycle that has S&S couplers installed.

It is a great touring bike. One of my best purchases!

Ray
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Post by stratton » Thu Jul 21, 2011 6:56 pm

I can kiss another couple hours goodbye looking at the darn trip report!

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Post by yobria » Thu Jul 21, 2011 10:22 pm

Ray,

Thanks again for giving us the kind of detail that you can only get on a bike. I'm jealous. Wonderful tour. See you out there.

Nick

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Post by fredflinstone » Fri Jul 22, 2011 4:23 am

Nicely done!

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Post by Snowjob » Fri Jul 22, 2011 5:56 am

lws6772 wrote:What bike did you use?
What type of camera did you use? must have steady hands to take these while riding -- or did you stop a fair amount

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Post by SP-diceman » Fri Jul 22, 2011 7:11 am

Very Nice.

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Re: Journal of a month-long bike tour of the UK

Post by ascenzm » Fri Jul 22, 2011 7:58 am

Raybo wrote:Starting in mid-April, 2011, I toured around the UK for just over 4 weeks. I logged over 1200 miles. I rode in England, Wales and Scotland and had more sunny days then rainy ones.

It was a fabulous trip!

I've written a journal of my ride called Going Up and Down in the UK, with many of the 1500 photos I took during this tour.

At 34 days, this is my longest bike tour to date. It is also my longest bike touring journal!

I hope you find it interesting.

Ray
I enjoyed reading your 2009 Swiss bike tour journal and photos since I'd been in Zurzach back in 1995 and probably hiked on the Rhein River trail on which you rode. Look forward to checking out the UK journal.

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Post by Raybo » Fri Jul 22, 2011 9:08 am

Snowjob wrote: What type of camera did you use? must have steady hands to take these while riding -- or did you stop a fair amount
I use a small point and shoot camera, a Nikon Koolpix L22. I bought it at Radio Shack on a previous tour when my other point and shoot camera died.

I stop fairly often to rest, eat, and take photos. It wouldn't be safe to take photos while riding and they would certainly be out of focus.

Ray
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