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Re: Your plans for 2013 - make me jealous?

Posted: 16 Jun 2013, 9:46am
by gordy
Amazing! Congratulations bikepacker.

Re: Your plans for 2019 - make me jealous?

Posted: 20 Jan 2019, 12:03am
by brynpoeth
What plans for 2019?

Re: Your plans for 2019 - make me jealous?

Posted: 20 Jan 2019, 6:47am
by ConRAD
brynpoeth wrote:What plans for 2019?

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Re: Your plans for 2013 - make me jealous?

Posted: 20 Jan 2019, 10:36am
by simonhill
Wouldn't a new thread for 2019 have been better?

One interesting thing about this old one is seeing some of the previous regular contributors who no longer contribute. Shane and Takeonafrica both jumped out at me.

Re: Your plans for 2019 - make me jealous?

Posted: 20 Jan 2019, 10:38am
by brynpoeth
I did change the title to 2019 on my post
Interesting to see what people planned and realised, or not, back then

Could soon be bigger than the b*****t thread

Re: Your plans for 2013 - make me jealous?

Posted: 20 Jan 2019, 11:12am
by phil parker
Did any of the original posters achieve their plans? Any original posters got good plans for 2019?

phil parker wrote:... I will do my first tour in April and probably the west coast of Scotland from Fort William to Tongue and back taking in Skye and the Bealach na Ba pass, which I missed in September due to weather delays, and as many of the coast roads as possible.

A home to St David's to Lowestoft to home triangle.

Hopefully one more Scottish tour featuring either the Orkneys, the Shetlands or both.


It was interesting to re-read this thread and I had wondered what I had written.

I started my tour of the west coast of Scotland from Fort William to Mallaig, but whilst at Portree getting pounded by hailstone, I made a practical decision because of the weather forecast and headed to Inverness and followed the east coast all the way round to Edinburgh then headed through Jedburgh, Alston, Kendal and finished in Manchester. In 2016 I achieved my aspiration of the Orkneys and Shetland as part of an extended NC500.

Re: Your plans for 2019 - make me jealous?

Posted: 20 Jan 2019, 2:17pm
by al_yrpal
Great to see this touring thread resurected, its what this forum used to be about.
As for me touringwise its all on hold at present with only fairly short day rides up to 25 miles. The Mrs becoming disabled has meant I am now her carer and cannot leave her for more than 3 hours. We are trying to move to a large house in Devon to live with our daughter and her husband. I am hoping that this might enable me to do some touring again.

Anyway, make me jealous again...What are your plans?

Al

Re: Your plans for 2019 - make me jealous?

Posted: 20 Jan 2019, 5:13pm
by al_yrpal
Altered the title date on my original post to make this interesting thread more visible

Escape from the pointless Brexit stuff. Lets talk about touring...!

Al

Re: Your plans for 2019 - make me jealous?

Posted: 21 Jan 2019, 6:05pm
by ossie
Its that time of year when the planning cogs start turning over in the brain.Love it.

I really haven't a clue. I might do a simple Santander or Bilbao to St Malo / UK or Dorset to Scotland and back. I'm leaning towards the former.

Re: Your plans for 2019 - make me jealous?

Posted: 21 Jan 2019, 8:28pm
by brynpoeth
Dreaming of doing 100 km in a day again, later 100 miles
My longest day was 250 km, might not manage that again

Re: Your plans for 2019 - make me jealous?

Posted: 22 Jan 2019, 11:25am
by dodger1
Don't want to feel smug, but I was lucky enough to win 2nd prize in the 2018 CTC draw.
So it means that my brother and I will be enjoying a week with Green Jersey Cycling Tours in the Dordogne in September.
The scenery looks fantastic and they have promised wall-to-wall sunshine. Bring it on!!
But first, a run from Dieppe to Lake Annecy in May/June.
Mrs Dodger will drive the camper whilst I cycle for 30-40 miles each day, then we meet up for lunch and explore each day on foot, before joining young Dodger at the lake.
PS
We normally like to use Brittany Ferries because it's close to home, but DFDS, from Newhaven to Dieppe is less than half the cost, and even cheaper if you're over 60!

Re: Your plans for 2019 - make me jealous?

Posted: 8 Feb 2019, 10:54am
by maillotvert
We look forward to seeing you in September dodger1 !

Re: Your plans for 2013 - make me jealous?

Posted: 8 Feb 2019, 4:40pm
by NUKe
bikepacker wrote:On my 60th birthday in June 2003 I made a plan to cycle 100,000 miles in the next 10 years. Having done 95,818 of them as of today, my next years plans are geared to completing the target with a 70 mile ride on my 70th birthday. The rest of the year will include:
3 week cycle camping tour in France in May.
3 week Coast to Coast of France in September
Either Scotland or Switzerland in July for 3 weeks.
Plus other cycle camping trips in UK.

I started my 100,000 in 2006 will finish in the middle of this year currently at 97500. I am a little bit younger and have to work.
if I assume average speed of 15 mph then use a few formulas I estimate 6500 hours
kcals burned is 2.85 million
which equates to 58 stones of fat burned. obviously there is a lot of gesstimation here

Re: Your touring plans for 2019 - make me jealous?

Posted: 8 Feb 2019, 5:08pm
by mjr
mjr wrote:4. Trains to Maastricht, then ride over the three country corner (Vaalsberg) to Aachen (stop), the Vennbahn (stop) and Troisvierges and then transfer to Breda (stop) and ride back through the Kil and Heinenoord tunnels and Rotterdam to HvH.

That's going to be in summer this year instead of the late Spring used the last few years.

I also hope to ride coast-to-coast in April.

Re: Your touring plans for 2019 - make me jealous?

Posted: 8 Feb 2019, 5:19pm
by Richard Fairhurst
I'm planning to ride halfway across France this summer, from Caen to a friend's house near Le Puy en Velay. (I was going to start at Saint Malo, but on the day I want to travel, Brittany Ferries are doing their exasperating "we won't sell you a bike space on this sailing because we'll get more money if we save it for a motorist" thing.) I'm dogfooding the route on cycle.travel but it'll probably be La Velo Francette (V43) from Caen to Saumur, cut across to Tours, take EuroVelo 3 south, then turn east via Limoges.

I'm also helping develop a new signposted medium-distance cycle route here in the Cotswolds, so there'll be a few research trips for that!