What is the definition of a cycle tourist?

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What is the definition of a cycle tourist?

Postby Dave W » 16 Dec 2013, 5:10pm

That's it really.

Only I could be on the wrong forum. :D

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Re: What is the definition of a cycle tourist?

Postby MartinC » 16 Dec 2013, 5:24pm

:D :twisted: No, you're definitely in the right forum. There will now be many pages of earnest and impassioned debate of what the exact definition is, who is allowed to be one, exactly how it must be done, how it compares with every other genre of cycling but most importantly how everybody else is doing it wrong.

What's the definition of a cycle tourist - whatever you want it to be.

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Re: What is the definition of a cycle tourist?

Postby yakdiver » 16 Dec 2013, 5:34pm

Old, beard and sandals with no socks :lol: a bit like me
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Re: What is the definition of a cycle tourist?

Postby 531colin » 16 Dec 2013, 5:36pm

Somebody why undertakes a journey by cycle for the joy of moving through the landscape.

(Visits to places of interest, improvements in fitness and all manner of extras are allowed but are not compulsory.)

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Re: What is the definition of a cycle tourist?

Postby bikepacker » 16 Dec 2013, 6:13pm

yakdiver wrote:Old, beard and sandals with no socks :lol: a bit like me


And me, except for the beard. :D
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Re: What is the definition of a cycle tourist?

Postby andrew_s » 16 Dec 2013, 6:27pm

yakdiver wrote:sandals with no socks

At this time of year?
Well done!

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Re: What is the definition of a cycle tourist?

Postby phil parker » 16 Dec 2013, 6:55pm

bikepacker wrote:
yakdiver wrote:Old, beard and sandals with no socks :lol: a bit like me


And me, except for the beard. :D


And me, too, except for the beard, the sandals and the socks...and probably the 'old' as well!

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Re: What is the definition of a cycle tourist?

Postby andymiller » 16 Dec 2013, 6:56pm

Dave W wrote:Only I could be on the wrong forum. :D


When you joined didn't you notice the question 'Do you agree that everything invented since 1955 is rubbish?'?

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Re: What is the definition of a cycle tourist?

Postby reohn2 » 16 Dec 2013, 7:06pm

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Re: What is the definition of a cycle tourist?

Postby mercalia » 16 Dec 2013, 7:28pm

a cycle tourist is some one who likes to get to distant places the hard way with the maximum of sweat. A sub species of masochist, in terminal decline, soon to become extinct.

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Re: What is the definition of a cycle tourist?

Postby horizon » 16 Dec 2013, 7:37pm

A cycle tourist distinguishes themselves from other "tourists" by going from place to place by bicycle. But only cyclists now do this and this is a new phenomenon IMV. Previous generations might have gone from place to place on foot, by canoe, by car, hitch-hiking and so forth and certainly by bike - that's what sustained the YHA. This doesn't seem to be true anymore - people fly or drive to a single destination (and do exciting things) but stay around their destination. It may well be true, as mercalia suggests, that we are indeed the last "tourists" and an old and dying breed.
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Re: What is the definition of a cycle tourist?

Postby Dave W » 16 Dec 2013, 7:43pm

What is "place to place"?
Does it include cycling to work or a Sunday ride or does it have to be on holiday or overnight? Do you have to have a saddlebag?

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Re: What is the definition of a cycle tourist?

Postby dc » 16 Dec 2013, 7:49pm

A cycle tourist is a cyclist with a primus stove on the bar of their bike

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Re: What is the definition of a cycle tourist?

Postby ScotchEgg » 16 Dec 2013, 7:54pm

Now you are talking about extinct species ;}

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Re: What is the definition of a cycle tourist?

Postby jezer » 16 Dec 2013, 7:58pm

Well, that's me out then. I've been cycling since the 50's and I've never carried a Primus stove. I think the definition should be applied to anyone who, when contemplating a journey thinks 'can I do this on my bike?'
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