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Adventure of a Lifetime

Five months through Europe, with no real idea of where we are going...
By Emma McIver
#716 - posted Sunday May 1, 2016 by Neil Gunton

"Paul and I met at university where we were both studying to become PE teachers. After always being good friends at uni, we ended up teaching at the same school and before too long...... After teaching for three years, it was time to take a break and head overseas for a while. Canada here we come!

After our first winter in Canada, we tackled our first cycle tour (with absolutely no touring experience or knowledge) down the west coast of the US from Canada to Mexico after finding a Lonely Planet guide in the library, titled 'Cycle West Coast USA.' Of course this gave us a bit of a taste as to what touring life was like and we were hooked. Now to figure out where to go next and start the planning.

After four years of living between Canada and the USA, we were itching for a longer tour and dreamed of travelling through Europe for an extended period of time, before heading home to Australia and back to the real world.

So after a winter of planning, purchasing and preparing, our dream was to come true...
" - read this journal

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Latest journal updates:
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Big Sur 2016 - Part Deux *   Harold Whaley  14:11 
2 of 4 days
EuroAfrica 2016- Barca to Casa *   Gannon Murphy  14:06 
3 of 61 days
A Father and Daughter Tour Around the World *   Michael Rice  14:04 
812 of ??? daysFeatured Journal #640
Bishkek to London *   Shane Emanuelle  14:04 
Work in progress
An Englishman in America *   Rob Lee  14:03 
78 of ??? days
Kansas Post Rock Tour *   Marc Brooks  14:01 
6 of ??? days
T-Peddling across America *   John Tennlo  14:01 
0 of 86 days
Portland Fire Squad One en route on the Trans Am E-W 2016 *   scott gotter*  14:00 
6 of ??? days
Simply Cycling a Scenic Circuit of Central Europe *   Garry Tepper  13:55 
12 of 65 days
2016 Tour of New Zealand, South Island *   Anne Cowan and Bennett Cowan  13:36 
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Loaded Bicycles *   Kelly Iniguez and Jonathan Voelz  17:26 
Work in progressFeatured Journal #487
Rail Transport using Amtrak *   Dale Oswald  Tue 3 
Completed May 2009
The Sewing Circle *   Robert Ewing  Sat 30 
Work in progressFeatured Journal #679
Bicycle tours in print *   Sydney Winer  Sat 30 
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Clearing McKenzie Pass *   Don Martin  Fri 29 
Completed May 2012
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Regional: North America  Route 66 - Attraction in Erick, Oklahoma   Helen Goulden  18:51   1   13:57
Components  Shimano T8000 Trekking/Touring Group   Douglas Boyd  Sun 1   17   13:54
Wheels & Tires  Radial spoking for front wheels   George Garber  Mon 2   10   13:39
Website  BikeForums pics thread complete with gratuitous comments disparaging crazyguyonabike   Neil Gunton (admin)  00:31   31   13:29
Advocacy  Short films wanted for Women's Cycling Film Festival   Katherine Haines  01:03   2   10:08
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Saddles  B-17 Flyer (Sprung)   *****  ****_  4   Steve Lybrand  Mar 2009   14   Thu 28
Mirrors  Evo Handlebar Mount Mirror   *****  1   David Cambon  Aug 20   7   Apr 24
Touring bikes (regular)  2016 Trek 520   ****_  1   Eugene Emborsky*  Apr 4   2   Apr 20
Stoves  Solo Stove Lite   *****  1   Albert Lee  Apr 18   0   Apr 18
Cameras  Panasonic GX7 Micro 4/3 Camera   *****  1   David Cambon  Apr 2014   17   Apr 16
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For Sale  Co-Motion Pangea S&S Co-Pilot S/XS Size Touring Bicycle* $2380  open  Brian Wasson 2016-03-11 
For Sale  700c/29" Wheelset Touring/Cross/29er Wheels Dyad and LX BRAND NEW!* $199  open  Brian Wasson 2016-04-01 
For Sale  OLD MAN MOUNTAINLOW rider rack QR mount* $95 shipped  open  harry meyer 2016-05-02 
For Sale  Ortlieb sport packer plus rear panniers and handlebar bag* $180 shippec  open  harry meyer 2016-05-02 
For Sale  Ortlieb bike packer plus front panniers* $95 shipped  open  harry meyer 2016-05-02 
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Very engaging film on crossing Australia on a self supported ride.* www.onemanonebikeoneworld.com Travelogue 2016-04-29 
Cycling in Cuba with lots of details including routes and budgets. after 2 months and 2000 kilometres. We have included cycling details of our routes, costs of travel, mileage, elevation details, maps, and accommodation information in this book. amzn.com/B01CKR7EK4 Books 2016-04-23 
Jean Naud's 1986 ride across the Sahara on a unique fat tire inline trike cyclo-long-cours.fr/2013/02/10/tr... Travelogue 2016-04-22 
St Antonin Noble Velo: Bike tours in SW France www.stantoninnoblevelo.com Tour Operator 2016-04-21 
Sabah: up, up and away lifecyclesg.blogspot.sg/2016/03/n... Area overview, Route, Travel resources, Travelogue 2016-03-29 
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haug, john (johnhaug) 4 May 2016  28 Sep 2012 
gotter, scott* (scottgotter) 4 May 2016  20 Apr 2016 
Doyle, Paul* (pauldoyle) 3 May 2016  3 May 2016 
Murphy, Royce (BackintheUSA) 3 May 2016  6 May 2008 
flock, curtis (curtisflock) 2 May 2016  7 May 2010 
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