14 global cycling routes to rival the Tour de France

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mercalia
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14 global cycling routes to rival the Tour de France

Postby mercalia » 25 Aug 2020, 5:43pm


simonhill
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Re: 14 global cycling routes to rival the Tour de France

Postby simonhill » 25 Aug 2020, 5:57pm

Interesting combination. I've sort of cycled 2 of them (1 of them twice).

Glad to see the Americans are getting on with their 3,700 mile path - the recommended section is only 4.5 miles.

Dream on.

KTHSullivan
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Re: 14 global cycling routes to rival the Tour de France

Postby KTHSullivan » 7 Sep 2020, 8:07pm



Isle of Wight, are they having a giraffe?
Just remember, when you’re over the hill, you begin to pick up speed. :lol:

mumbojumbo
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Re: 14 global cycling routes to rival the Tour de France

Postby mumbojumbo » 8 Sep 2020, 3:58pm

What about converting the various coastal paths to bridleways,and running a gravel bike contest?

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Re: 14 global cycling routes to rival the Tour de France

Postby djb » 11 Sep 2020, 1:25pm

In the article, the Monterrey 17 mile drive mention is accompanied by a photo from much further down the Cali coast. I did the west coast trip back in 94 and the mentioned 17 mile drive was a hyped thing that I did just because I was there (had never heard of it before I got near there) but my memories of it are simply an over the top example of the regular riff raff paying for the privilege of driving along and looking at where the wealthy live and play golf.

Sure, pretty area but the over the top excess of wealthy homes pretty much left a sour taste, funnily enough still present 26 years later and clearly coming out in my comments.

to me, putting this "route" in an article titled as such is a fairly good indication of the quality of the article.