On this topic show, we tackle one of my favorites… how to fast forward your bike tour. It’s your ride… make it the best you can by bypassing parts you don’t want, catching up on a schedule or accommodating an extra day in a cool spot!
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Fast forward your bike tour!
- Avoiding weather
- Avoiding climbs
- Avoiding dodgy roads
- Making up for zero mile days or staying on track during one
- Skipping boring stretches to get to better ones
- Mass transit agencies
- Regional rail
- Intercity busses
- Plan ahead – download all the schedules and store on your phone or (gasp!) print them out. Many transit agencies still print their maps and schedules and either post them at stops or you can pick them up in town.
- Pro tip: know when some transit modes restrict bikes (hint: usually rush hour)
- Ask around! You’ll learn a lot from transit pros in any given town.
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Mark Van Raam
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