Are We Crazy? First Long Distance Bicycle Trip - 636km In 11 Days. Should We Do It?

Discussion in 'The Bike Cafe' started by arnaud555, Aug 10, 2015.

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Should we try to do this trip?

  1. Yes

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  2. No

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  3. Not sure

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  1. arnaud555

    arnaud555 New Member

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    [SIZE=14.6666666666667px]Hi![/SIZE]

    [SIZE=14.6666666666667px]My wife and I are thinking of going on our first long distance bicycle road trip around the Gaspesie peninsula in Eastern Canada. 636km, 39 hours of riding in 11 days so an average of 57 km (35 miles) per day. See on Google Map: [/SIZE][SIZE=14.6666666666667px]https://goo.gl/maps/LHQaM[/SIZE][SIZE=14.6666666666667px] + [/SIZE][SIZE=14.6666666666667px]https://goo.gl/maps/0txJf[/SIZE]

    [SIZE=14.6666666666667px]- Departure Monday September 7th, 2015 return on Friday September 18, 2015. So we have less than 4 weeks to prepare.[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=14.6666666666667px]- We ride our bikes 30 minutes a day to get to work for the last 3 years and have no trouble riding 2 hours non-stop. We’ve never done more than 30km biking in one day.[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=14.6666666666667px]- We each have classic hybrid bicycles worth about 500$ each, like this one: [/SIZE][SIZE=14.6666666666667px]http://bit.ly/1Uzabqu[/SIZE][SIZE=14.6666666666667px] .[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=14.6666666666667px]- We need to buy equipment for our bicycles like 2 trailers and other accessories for long distance riding.[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=14.6666666666667px]- I know how to change a tire but I wouldn’t say I’m a pro at bicycle maintenance.[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=14.6666666666667px]- I’m starting to do research for this trip and I’m confident by the time I’m finished, we’ll have all necessary information; lodging, which roads are bike friendly, where to stop to rest, food, transport etc... [/SIZE]
    [SIZE=14.6666666666667px]- I’m 34 and my wife 29, we are both in good physical condition. My wife runs half marathons.[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=14.6666666666667px]- We’ve traveled for a year and a half around the world, spent 3 months backpacking in Asia. We love camping and are well equipped for it.[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=14.6666666666667px]- We like adventure and are not afraid of a challenge![/SIZE]
    [SIZE=14.6666666666667px]- We love biking![/SIZE]

    [SIZE=14.6666666666667px]Should we try to do this trip?[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=14.6666666666667px]Do you think we could manage and enjoy it or we’ll end up regretting it?[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=14.6666666666667px]I just want to make sure we are not doing a big mistake![/SIZE]

    [SIZE=14.6666666666667px]Thank you for your opinion![/SIZE]
    [SIZE=14.6666666666667px]Arnaud[/SIZE]
     
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  2. Uawadall

    Uawadall Well-Known Member

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    35 miles a day? you'll be fine and probably have a lot of fun.I'd love to do something like that!
     
  3. Lizel

    Lizel Active Member

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    Yes, you can do it. :D It's going to be a great adventure for you both.
     
  4. arnaud555

    arnaud555 New Member

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    Hi!

    My wife and I ended up going on this adventure for 10 days around the Gaspésie peninsula in Quebec.
    Thanks to all who voted and believed we could do it! It was a life changing experience!

    Here's a video I created with my footage:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VDbIeDjJeM0
    Cheers,
    Arnaud
     
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  5. limerickman

    limerickman Moderator

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    Thanks for sharing this!
     
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  6. limerickman

    limerickman Moderator

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    Well done doing that trip.

    Your video and the scenery there look spectacular.

    When I saw the rain at the start, it reminds me of our Irish weather here :D
     
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  7. Susimi

    Susimi Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations and a seriously big well done to the both of you! :)
     
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