• For a daytrip, I can get far distence and spent only few money. Beside that, no pollution by bicycle.

  • Riding with diabetes

    Yes I have to admit it I am a Type II Diabetic. After years of fighting with my doctor and trying to control my sugar with diet and exercise, in July of 2010 I accepted the fact that I’m just too sweet πŸ˜‰ and now I am on medication to control my blood sugar.

    The problem is
    Β· I have been over weight most if not all of my…[Read more]

    • Interesting thoughts mate. Out of interest, have you tried things like nuun (carb free electrolyte drink in tab form), or calcium magnesium tablet supplement to help with muscle / bone repair and reduce cramps.

      I can identify your with your headspace somewhat, a few years ago I was diagnosed with an incurable auto-immune disease that hasn’t gone…[Read more]

      • Hi Leon,

        Thanks for the tip on Nuun. I had never heard of it. After doing a Google search I see that is widely available in the States. I’ll have to give it a try. I can see that on a tour that they can be more convenient then the powders. We have gone to using the small tubes of drink mix (like this h…[Read more]

        • I hear ya bro. If anything, getting sick has given me the courage to just go out and do the things I dream about – nobody else is going to do them for me, it’s not going to happen if I sit around waiting, and I’m not going to get the chance to do them later – so I better get them done now.

          Quick tip – carry the tube of nuun / zym in your jersey…[Read more]

  • Anyone out there eating besides me? πŸ˜‰

    • I do, what’s for dinner Gary? πŸ˜€ – I wish I would have some good cooking stories or recipes to share too but I don’t really cook when cycle touring, but I feel it’s going to change soon since I have been spoiled by my wife’s great cooking skills for too long now, so I probably won’t last a week without something tasty, will report back when I’ve…[Read more]

      • Hi Toni,

        In reality when we are on the road, other then the dehydrated food we carry we really don’t change our diet much. It just takes some planning to get everything ready with only one stove. Since your wife is a great cook, maybe like us (Diane and I) the two of you can take on different duties around the campsite. Let her cook and you…[Read more]

  • Having another real nice WS shower member staying over… We drank 5 beer each last night so he needs to stay another day to recover LOL (me too BTW)…

  • Cleaning the house today, 2 guests from Spain arrive tomorrow on their touring bikes and they are actually taking the tour from Hamburg to Prague if I am informed right, will try to gather some tips for our own tour next year: http://worldpedal.com/groups/worldpedal-events-and-meetings/calendar/event/1/ πŸ™‚

  • Gary Rose posted an update in the group Group logo of Food On & For The RoadFood On & For The Road: 8 years ago

    β€œWhat do you want for supper?”
    That is the question every evening at home and the normal response is β€œI don’t know.” So what do we eat while on the road?

    As I said in another post we start off with a couple days of food. This food is normally the same type that backpackers use. You know the β€œcomplete meal in a bag” the ones where you jus…[Read more]

    • Nice one. I’m going away for 4 days next week with a mate on a little tour, we’re going to have a crack at taking nothing at all for food, and no cooking gear. Could be interesting!

    • lol, this really is your kind of group Gary :D… Nice!! I love these Pizza and Beer evenings (take out to the base camp) πŸ™‚

      • replied 8 years ago

        “lol, this really is your kind of group Gary πŸ˜€ … Nice!! I love these Pizza and Beer evenings (take out to the base camp) πŸ™‚ “

        I figured if I was going to start one, it would be something that I like to do. Eat ;-). Normally we will eat the Pizza at the Bar/Restaurant. πŸ˜€ That way we can mingle with the locals and talk about the area and w…[Read more]

  • Toni Hoffmann posted an update in the group Group logo of Hospitality Exchange MembersHospitality Exchange Members: 8 years ago

    Just got another lead from WS lol… A couple on their bicycles from spain coming soon. They are leaving Hamburg tomorrow so anywhere between 2-5 days depending on how easy they take it. Nice πŸ™‚

    • replied 8 years ago

      😎
      It sounds like you may be in a prime location Toni for WarmShowers members to pass through. Even though we have only had 2 WS members stop, we enjoyed their stories and picked their brains for hints, tips, and inspiration.

      • Yeah seems like πŸ™‚ I live about 2 miles from one of the nicest cycling routes in germany, I guess that helps πŸ™‚ – Seems like they are on their recumbents, I will have a lot of questions since I am considering getting one myself!

  • Gary Rose posted an update in the group Group logo of Food On & For The RoadFood On & For The Road: 8 years ago

    I promised everyone lunch just before the site hack.

    I do have to admit that one day last summer (2010) on a weeklong tour (I was riding with three other guys and not Diane), I ate multiple Ice Cream sandwiches for lunch and washed them down with electrolyte drink, but that is not normal. Too make things even better I had ate 2 Ice Cream…[Read more]

    • Had to google what an ice cream sandwich is LOL… I like eating at old cemeteries with big old trees too but you need to make sure that in the country you are crossing on your bike it’s ok with the locals, also nice is under bridges, stone bridges are very cooling during the mid-day heat

  • I have a fairly comprehensive list of things I take with me when I go away that I’ve been working on for about the past 10 years over various holiday and work excursions here and there. In terms of tent etc, I have a 1-pole 2 man tent (about 1.6kg with pegs), an inflatable 3/4 length sleeping mat (600g), and a down sleeping bag (580g). I usually…[Read more]

    • I like the 2 man tent as it allows me to keep my gear inside, and if you have to spend a day or two in it, it has plenty of room! πŸ™‚

      • replied 8 years ago

        We use a 4 person for the the same reason.

        • I use a 2 people tent for the same reason too πŸ™‚ – I also use an inflatable sleeping mat (it’s kind of heavy but I need it long and comfy :D) -and depending on where I go I have different sleeping bags from light to heavy. I usually use my pullover as pillow.

    • I have been using a Hennessy Hammock for the past few years and its been the best sleeps I’ve had on the road. I’m not sure if I will ever go back to a tent. I’ve combined that with a Big Agnes sleeping bag and pad which is integrated with the sleeping bag so it always stays under you. The rest of my gear I park under the hammock and it stays nice…[Read more]

    • Cool another great group! πŸ™‚ I went ahead and added a group avatar… If you don’t like it you can change it to whatever you like since you are the group admin πŸ™‚

  • Gary Rose posted an update in the group Group logo of Why Do You Love Cycle Touring?Why Do You Love Cycle Touring?: 8 years ago

    I wish I could take credit for this, but I can’t.

    My bike takes me places that school never could!

  • Gary Rose posted an update in the group Group logo of Food On & For The RoadFood On & For The Road: 8 years ago

    Since I started this group, I guess I should post something other then replies to other postings in the group.

    I’m just going to address breakfast in this post. First thing is to make COFFEE since there are two of us we carry an 8 cup peculator, remember we are traveling with a B.O.B. YAK trailer. After the coffee is ready we then boil s…[Read more]

  • Toni Hoffmann posted an update in the group Group logo of Hospitality Exchange MembersHospitality Exchange Members: 8 years ago

    That was quick, I signed up at WarmShowers 2 days ago (finally made the move) and have received an email today from someone that will be passing my town on his bicycle soon. Nice πŸ™‚ If I compare that to hospitalityclub, I haven’t gotten a message there for almost a year I’d say… I will try to convert my guests into WorldPedal members :p hehe

    • replied 8 years ago

      I have never had a request from the hospitalityclub. Received a request for WS for June 2012. Talk about planning ahead.

  • Darren posted an update in the group Group logo of Food On & For The RoadFood On & For The Road: 8 years ago

    As an easy option I like Tastybites, particularly the bombay potatoes variety. Served with pocket bread it’s a quick, easy and tasty feast.

    • Are you working for Tasty Bites Darren πŸ˜€ Looks like a perfect Ad this post LMAO πŸ˜€ – wow this cooking group is real fun! Gary wrote me up because he got inspired by your cooking question the other day. πŸ™‚

    • Where do you get those Tasty Bites from? I might see if I can get my hands on some

      • Woolworths Leon. They are about $4.00 a pack and generally sit high on the shelf in the rice, pasta, etc isle. The cardboard box contains a foil sealed pack that you simply heat in boiling water and serve. When you have finished your meal you can use the water for washing up.

    • replied 8 years ago

      This is interesting, Tasty Bites are available here in Kentucky. I wonder if they are in our area, the Middle Of Nowhere. Will have to look for them.

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