My dream trip would be either Italy or Ireland. Both seem to call out to me from travel shows and such. However, my more realistic trip is the coast of Maine. I live in Georgia so at least I'm on the East Coast. I would love to see the coastline and its attractions, preferably in the summer.
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Colleen, I could store it in my MIL's garage, so storage isn't a problem. Right now, though, there don't seem to be any used bikes available in the area--too soon after Christmas! I will have to go snooping about for a bike shop that deals in used bikes and see if I can manage to get one at some point.
We are too far from Napa to ride to the Valley and then ride, but maybe next year I will look into a day tour up there and see if I can sneak away for one day of the trip. (Considering that it's been unusually rainy and cold on this particular trip, I'm sort of glad I didn't plan it for this time!)
MissG, you should get a bike and ride out there. If they have a place you can keep one stored, or even look into a rental if they don't. Napa must be a beautiful place to ride and I will be wishing I was with you while we baton down the hatches for the oncoming blizzard here in the great lakes.
Oh I am going to Ireland this summer, but not on a riding tour. If I can find some riding excursions while we are on our tour I will be taking them for sure though.
Edited by: RHIANNONTHEWOLF at: 12/26/2012 (01:09)
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MSMITH2369, I'm currently just outside of wine country, but without a bicycle! Hubby is not a rider, and MIL is legally blind, so no one is interested in cruising Napa Valley with me.
We come out here every Christmas, and I told MIL that I'm considering finding a bike on Craig's List and just leaving out here for my riding pleasure when we're here. I'm subbing in running for now, but I look at all the bike trails around and just ITCH to ride!
I've resisted that temptation, because I know I would be suffering even worse bike envy than I already experience.
The weather here is supposed to be decent through the weekend, though not as warm as yours, so I'm hoping to get in some riding. Thanksgiving morning DD and I are going on a 5k Turkey Trot, just to start the holiday right. Then Friday night is Critical Mass, so we might go to that--though it will be very dark, this time of year.
The weather has indeed been pushing me off my bike. But tomorrow it's supposed to be near SEVENTY degrees! And I have an invite from the LBS to try out a road bike (rather than a hybrid from the early 90's, my current set of wheels.) I think my wishful ride is going to happen tomorrow. Do I take them up on it? Will it start a severe case of new(er) road bike envy?
As far as dream destinations ... about now, all I can think of is not too much wind, fairly level, and reasonably warm. I'm no help.
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It's getting quiet here, now that the weather is pushing many of us off of our bikes. So instead of talking about the rides that we're doing, let's talk about the rides we'd do if we could.
Me, I would love to do a riding tour of Ireland. There are some companies that assist with such rides, setting up hotel accommodations at the distance you plan to ride each day. But I think I'd rather go with less agenda, in case I wanted to hang around in a community for more than one day.
Anyone have experience with bike touring? Anyone have dream destinations?
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