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Thread: Winter touring

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    Winter touring

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    Just did my first winter tour...5 days self-contained with 6 women in southern AZ. So happy to report it's possible. We biked in shorts...wow, but stayed in lodging because of cold nights. Check out the journal on crazy guy.

    http://crazyguyonabike.com/doc/southernaz

    We had so much fun. It turned into a pilot trip of sorts for my two wheel traveling gig. I hope it inspires you to get out there. Cheers!

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    Thanks for posting your report!!! I love to read them (and yours is great) - I know it takes a LOT of work

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    Thanks for the link, 2 wheel
    Always great to read others stories about their bikes
    Glad it was successful


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    Great adventure- thanks for sharing. I'm always reading journal entries on that site, and I loved yours. Glad you had a great time!!!
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    Loved it! Wish I knew someone to tour with!

    Karen

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    That's so awesome. It's so hard for me to take time out of my schedule for long adventures like that.

    I've been to Tombstone and Bisbee, but that was before I knew about the Shady Dell! :-(

    Thanks for the virtual tour!

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    2WT - You said you got "lost" in Tombstone?? My almost-in-laws live there, right at the foot of Boot Hill. I have stayed at the Bordello and highly recommend it next time - had no trouble with hot water when I was there; the breakfast is wonderful (Linda and Dusty are great cooks) and the accommodations were great. I have been down there many times but never with my bike. I also have a BIL in Huachuca City - near Sierra Vista.

    You have inspired me to take the bike next time and ride your route. The only difference will be that I will be on a road bike (the only bike I have) and will try to do it in 2 days. Now I will have to decide where the halfway point will be - if you had to choose only one spot to spend the night, where would it be?

    Thanks for the virtual adventure!
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    Stuff like this is great. Sounds like a lot of fun. Glad you had a great experience and it was positive, and nice to have fun comrades. Love that sunset pix. Winter touring in shorts, what a concept.

 

 

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