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Tour De Mongrel Dog

Postby Digger » Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:51 am

Coming soon.

Watch this space...

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Re: Tour De Mongrel Dog

Postby Bozo » Mon Jul 17, 2017 11:07 am

Digger

Tour Metisse, Tour Batard, Tour Hybride or Tour Melange?

I suspect that it should be "Radtour Mischlingshund" if it is a cycling tour near the Rhine.

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Re: Tour De Mongrel Dog

Postby Digger » Thu Aug 17, 2017 4:38 pm

Getting closer...
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Re: Tour De Mongrel Dog

Postby Digger » Sat Aug 19, 2017 4:32 pm

Not long now...

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Re: Tour De Mongrel Dog

Postby Digger » Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:55 am

G'Day Slackers.

Time to pack...

My youngest son (Rhys) and I are off to cycle Euro Velo 15, a 1,400km cycle route following the Rhine River from source to sea. It starts in Switzerland, travels thru France and Germany and flows into the sea in the Netherlands.

Link for Euro Velo 15 is here:

http://www.rhinecycleroute.eu/

We arrive in Zurich on Friday and catch a number of trains to the start point in the Swiss Alps.

Route is here:
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SPOT Tracker activated from Friday PM. Link is here:

http://share.findmespot.com/shared/face ... UCtYLNPufa

Too much to do to get bored.
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Re: Tour De Mongrel Dog

Postby profoundly_disturbed » Wed Aug 23, 2017 3:59 pm

Digger wrote:
Too much to do to get bored.
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Some people might think you spoil yourself. Still, if you don't, who will?

Enjoy the ride.
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Re: Tour De Mongrel Dog

Postby KoosWA » Wed Aug 23, 2017 4:02 pm

"It starts in Switzerland, travels thru France and Germany and flows into the sea in the Netherlands."

....all downhill then?
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Re: Tour De Mongrel Dog

Postby Bozo » Wed Aug 23, 2017 5:06 pm

Digger

I hope Tour de Mongrel Dog is not is not side tracked for an Alsatian route.

See https://www.alsace-wine-route.com/en/alsace-wine-route-and-cycle-route-map/

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Re: Tour De Mongrel Dog

Postby Digger » Fri Aug 25, 2017 1:14 am

KoosWA wrote:
....all downhill then?

It should be....I know there is a huge 10km climb on the first day and some minor ones after that but in the main, it will be a very gentle slope down (wouldn't be noticeably). This is Rhys' introduction to cycle touring...I wanna take it easy on the boy. How hard can it be to keep up with a 60 yo man???
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Re: Tour De Mongrel Dog

Postby Digger » Fri Aug 25, 2017 1:18 am

Bozo wrote:Digger

I hope Tour de Mongrel Dog is not is not side tracked for an Alsatian route.

Bozo

Good find Bozo...always on the lookout for the next adventure. The thing about cycle touring is, you can drink as much red wine (or beer) and eat as much cheese as you like and you'll still never put on any weight.
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Re: Tour De Mongrel Dog

Postby Goldie1 » Fri Aug 25, 2017 6:50 am

Well done on the desert raid movie and story Digger and have a safe journey on the cycle But not to much red wine might forget to take pictures. Cheers Goldie
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Re: Tour De Mongrel Dog

Postby Digger » Sat Aug 26, 2017 11:14 pm

Here goes....strap yourself in.

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Flew to Bangkok and had a 9 hour stop over....then 11 hours to Zurich. I noticed we avoided air space over certain countries. Good thinkin'


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Rhys...assembling his bike at the Airport. From here, it was a short walk to the train station co-located at the Airport. 4 trains and we arrived at Andermatt in the Swiss Alps.
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Re: Tour De Mongrel Dog

Postby Digger » Sat Aug 26, 2017 11:19 pm

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Not all trains will accept bikes...those that do have them hanging like slaughtered beef in certain designated carriages.



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Andermatt...it is currently late summer in the Northern hemisphere. Everywhere you look here is like a postcard.
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Re: Tour De Mongrel Dog

Postby Digger » Sat Aug 26, 2017 11:27 pm

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The switchbacks in the background is the road outta here for us...great for motorbikes; not so great for cyclists.


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A cross section of our road tomorrow (Sunday). The start of our cycling leg. First 10 km is going to be a bastard....after that it is mainly downhill. A 90 km day tomorrow arriving in Chur late afternoon.


Stats to date;
Distance - 16km

SPOT Link is here;
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Re: Tour De Mongrel Dog

Postby Cookie » Sun Aug 27, 2017 6:01 am

Hello Steve

Keep up the good work, great photos and sounds like the start of another amazing journey :)
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