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The Pedaling Duo - Living a Dream


A year long world trip on a recumbent tandem

7,404 miles (11,915 km) over 293 days from June 14, 2010 to April 2, 2011

Topic: Bicycle Touring  
Categories: Tour diaries, Equipment lists, Recumbent, Tandem, 6-12 months, World
Locale: North America, United States, Illinois, Cook, Chicago
Years: 2010, 2011
Keywords: Recumbent Tandem World Bicycle Adventure PedalingDuo

Permalink: http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/RoseandGary2010

Copyright © 2010-2014 By Gary Zinkann - (contact)

Status: Completed Apr 2011Featured Journal #443
Last update: Sunday April 10, 2011 05:54 (US/Pacific) (edited Sat 16 Jul 2011 13:26 (US/Pacific))
380,692 hits since April 29, 2010 (hitcounts updated nightly)
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Gary on a WWII bunker above Fecamp, France


Table of Contents

Introduction: Welcome all of our old friends and our future friends

Some Site Features: Send us a message

Getting Ready: Working on the bike

Passage of Time: How slow but yet how fast

Saying Goodbye to Work: Wonderful Parties

Our First Delay: Hopefully the only delay

Yet Another Party

      U.S.A.

Day One: Gone at Last

Day Two: Zion IL, to Milwaukee, WI

Day Three: Milwaukee, WI to Beach in Michigan

Day Four: Resting already

Day Five: Muskegon to Grand Rapids

Day Six: Grand Rapids to Ionia, Michigan

Day Seven: Ionia to Sleepy Hollow, MI

Day Eight: Sleepy Hollow to Flint, MI

Day Nine: Resting

Day Ten- Fooled by the Weatherman: Flint to Rochester, MI

Day Eleven - Action Packed: Rochester, MI to Wallaceberg, Canada

      Canada

Day Twelve: Wallaceburg to Rondeau Park Ontario

Day Thirteen: Rondeau to Port Stanley, Ontario

Day Fourteen - Gary’s Birthday: Port Stanley to Port Dover , Ontario

Day Fifteen: Day Off in Port Dover

Day Sixteen: Port Dover to Niagara Falls -Whoo Hooo!!!

Day Seventeen – and Eighteen: - Niagara Falls – Days Off

Day Nineteen: Niagara Falls to Hamilton Ontario

Day Twenty: Hamilton to Toronto

Day Twenty One – Toronto to Oshawa: Short on miles for such a long day.

Day Twenty Two – Oshawa to Port Hope: A day of high heat and exhaustion.

Day Twenty Three – Port Hope to Picton, Ontario: And the heat continues

Day Twenty Four - Picton to Kingston Ontario: Hot Again

Day Twenty Five – Kingston to Mallorytown: We’re singin’ HOT-HOT-HOT (Buster Poindexter)

Day Twenty Six - Mallorytown to Merrickville: Heat has been replaced by rain and steam

Day Twenty Seven Merrickville to Ottawa: Lovin' It

Day Twenty Eight Total Rest

Day Twenty Nine: - Packing up to Fly

Day Thirty – In Ottawa: More Bicycle Work

Day Thirty-One – Sightseeing in Ottawa: Nice to have time for sightseeing

Day Thirty-Two: More sightseeing in Ottawa

Day Thirty-Three – More sightseeing in Ottawa

Day Thirty –Four: Absolutely Nothin’

Day Thirty-Five: A drive through Quebec

Day Thirty-Six: Flying out to London

      United Kingdom

Day Thirty-seven: The Longest Day

Day Thirty-Eight: Slept Away

Day Thirty-Nine: Off to See London

Day Forty: Real Tourists

Day Forty One: Museums and a Visit

Day Forty-Two: Building a Shed

Day Forty-Three: Modest plans - Unexpected Results

Day Forty-Four: England’s country roads at 5 MPH

Day Forty-Five: On to Bath

Day Forty-Six: Bath

Day Forty- Seven: Into the Cotswold Region

Day Forty-Eight: Upper and Lower Slaughter

Day Forty-Nine: Heading for Warwick Castle and Shakespeare

Day Fifty: Frustration - Warwick to Leicester (pronounced Lester)

Day Fifty – One: Leicester to Newark on Trent and Decisions

Day Fifty – Two: Two Decisions Made for Us

Day Fifty – Three: Newark on Trent to Whitgift Hall

Day Fifty – Four: Whitgift Hall to York; How Pleasant

Day Fifty – Five: Exploring York

Day Fifty – Six: York to Edinburgh by Train

Day Fifty – Seven: Exploring Delightful Edinburgh

Day Fifty - Eight: Meeting Professor Woods in Edinburgh

Day Fifty – Nine: Arriving Early at the Ferry –27 Hours Early

Day Sixty: Dunfermline to the Ferry Terminal

      Belgium

Day Sixty – One: On the Ferry to Zeebrugge and a bike Ride to Brugge

Day Sixty-Two: Brugge to a Campground in Groede, Zeeland, Netherlands

Day Sixty - Three: Near Breskins to Lokeren- Riding in Bike Heaven

Day Sixty- Four: Raining but Happy to be on the Road

Day Sixty-Five: Brussels

Day Sixty Six: More Brussels – trying again for Thailand Visa

Day Sixty-Seven: Embassy Success

Day Sixty – Eight: Eight- Brussels to Antwerp in Beautiful Weather and Great Riding

Day Sixty – Nine: Broken Bike and a Giant

Day Seventy: A Very Pleasant Surprise

Day Seventy One – Zwindrecht to Nazareth: 60 MPH, Tree Snapping Wind

Day Seventy – Two: De Pinte to Vifwegen - Wind, Wind, and more Wind

Day Seventy-Three: Down to a Breeze but still not a Breeze

      France

Day Seventy – Four: Into France Without a Fanfare

Day Seventy – Five: A Sinister Sight on a Cold Rainy Day

Day Seventy – Six: Lumbres to Etaples; Big Hills and No Brake

Day Seventy-Seven: Restful in the rain

Day Seventy – Eight: Etaples France

Day Seventy – Nine: A Short Move From Etaples to Le Touquet

Day Eighty: Waiting in Le Touquet France for the New Wheel to Arrive

Day Eighty – One: Waiting for a Wheel or Something Like One

Day Eighty-Two: From Le Touquet to Le Treport – Back on the Road Again

Day Eighty-Three: A Long and Short Day along the Normandy Coast

Day Eight –Four: A Nice Day Away From the Coast

Day Eighty Five: Fecamp to Honfleur - Take the Good with the Bad

Day Eighty Six: Honfleur to Caen

Day Eighty - Seven: Caen and an Accelerator

Day Eighty-Eight: Caen in the Morning – D-Day Beaches in the Afternoon

Day Eight-Nine: More Beaches and The Bayeux Tapestry

Day Ninety: Bayeux to the Beaches and on to St. Lo

Day Ninety – One: St. Lo to Breville

Day Ninety-Two: Total Rest – Almost

Day Ninety – Three: Breville to Mont St. Michel – A Tough Riding Day

Day Ninety-Four: Visiting Mont St. Michel

Day Ninety- Five: A Great Day of Riding – Mt. St. Michel to La Hallerias, Just South of Rennes

Day Ninety – Six: Rennes to Guemene, France

Day Ninety-Seven: Guemene to St. Brevin les Pins, France – A Very Frightening Close Call

Day Ninety-Eight: St. Brevin les Ocean to Notre Dame de Mont - A Late Morning Departure

Day Ninety-Nine: Notre Dame de Mont to St. Jean le Mont and a Promising Bike Shop

Day One Hundred: St. Jean le Mont to Jard sur Mer- Reflections from 100 Days on the Road

Day One Hundred One: Jard-ser Mer to La Rochelle- Just Riding and a Little Pushing

Day One Hundred Two: La Rochelle France

Day One Hundred-Three: More Rest in La Rochelle

Day One Hundred-Four: A Great Bike Route All the Way!

Day One Hundred-Five: Royan to Montalivet

Day One Hundred-Six: Montalivet to Bordeaux – We are the Only Ones Stirring

Day One Hundred-Seven: A Day off in Bordeaux and a Change of Plans

Day One Hundred-Eight: Bordeaux to Fontet

Day One Hundred-Nine: Fontet to Agen – A Day of Canal Riding

Day One Hundred-Ten: Agen to Castelsarrasin

Day One Hundred-Eleven: Castelsarrasin – Toulouse

Day One Hundred -Twelve: Romping Around Toulouse

Day One Hundred Thirteen: Toulouse - Castelnaudary

Day One Hundred Fourteen: Castelnaudary to Carcassonne France

Day One Hundred-Fifteen: Carcasonne and Laundry

Day One Hundred-Sixteen: Carcasonne to Colombiers and an Animated Italian

Day One Hundred Seventeen: Colombiers to Sete and Stuck in the Twilight Zone

Day One Hundred Eighteen: Sete

Day One Hundred Nineteen: Sete, France

Day One Hundred Twenty: Sete – Again

Day One Hundred-Twenty-One: Sete to Arles – Wind in Our Face

Day One Hundred-Twenty-Two: Arles to Salon de Provence – Into Some Hills

Day One-Hundred-Twenty-Three: Salon De Provence – A Change in Plans

Day One Hundred-Twenty-Four: Salon de Provence to Rians

Day One Hundred-Twenty-Five: Rians to Draguignan - An Uncomfortable Day on a Narrow Road

Day One Hundred-Twenty-Six: Draguignan and Another Change of Plans

      Italy

Day One Hundred-Twenty-Seven: Draguignan – Imperia – Driving 124 Miles, they do not count!

Day One Hundred-Twenty-Eight: Imperia to Verona, Italy – Driving 270 Driving Miles

Day One Hundred-Twenty-Nine: Verona, Italy

Day One Hundred-Thirty: Verona to Montegrotto Terme, Italy

Day One Hundred-Thirty -One: Montegrotto Terme to Padova, Italy to Visit Friends

Day One Hundred Thirty-Two: Sightseeing in Padova and Monselice

Day One Hundred Thirty Three: More Sightseeing

Day One Hundred-Thirty-Four: Padova to Este and Into the Rain

Day One Hundred-Thirty-Five: Este to Ronco All’ adige

Day One Hundred-Thirty-Six: Ronco All’ adige to Verona and an Appointment with a Doctor

Day One Hundred-Thirty-Seven: Verona to Lazise and Lake Garda

Day One Hundred-Thirty-Eight: Lazise Italy

Day One Hundred-Thirty-Nine: Lazise to Salo

Day One Hundred-Forty: Salo and Nothing but Rain

Day One Hundred-Forty-One: Salo to Brescia and Pouring Rain

Day One Hundred-Forty-Two: Brescia, Italy

Day One Hundred-Forty-Three: Brescia – Iseo

Day One Hundred Forty-Four: Lake Iseo to Cologno Al Serio

Day One Hundred Forty Five: Cologno Al Serio to Milan

Day One Hundred Forty Six: East Milan to North Milan

Day One Hundred Forty Seven: A search for Boxes and a Pot Luck Lunch

Day One Hundred Forty Eight: Marking Time in Milan

Day One Hundred-Forty-Nine: Boxes We Hope

Day One Hundred Fifty: Airport Hotel

      Thailand

Day One Hundred Fifty One: Flying to Thailand

Day One Hundred Fifty-Two: Singapore and Thailand

Day One Hundred Fifty-Three: Touring Bangkok, Thailand

Day One Hundred Fifty-Four: Touring Bangkok by Long Boat

Day One Hundred Fifty-Five: More Touring in Bangkok

Day One Hundred Fifty Six: Putting the Bike Together and Chinatown in Bangkok

Day One Hundred Fifty Seven: More Sights to See in Bangkok on our Last Full Day Here

Day One Hundred Fifty Eight: Out of Bangkok and the Train to Ayuthaya

Day One Hundred Fifty Nine: Touring Ayutthaya

Day One Hundred Sixty: OK - One More Day in Paradise

Day One Hundred Sixty One: Back in the Reclining Seats Again, Headed for Lop Buri

Day One Hundred Sixty Two: Lop Buri – Chai Net

Day One Hundred Sixty Three: Chai Net – Nakhon Sawan

Day One Hundred Sixty Four: Nakhon Sawan – Kamphaeng Phet

Day One Hundred Sixty Five: Kamphaeng Phet to Old Sukhothai

Day One Hundred Sixty Six: Sightseeing in Old Sukhothai

Day One Hundred Sixty Seven: More Sightseeing in Old Sukhothai

Day One Hundred Sixty Eight: Old Sukhothai to Si Satchanalai

Day One Hundred Sixty Nine: Si Satchanalai to Wang Chin

Day One Hundred Seventy: Wang Chin to Lampang

Day One Hundred Seventy One: A Day of Rest in Lampang

Day one Hundred Seventy Two: Lamphang to Lamphun

Day one Hundred Seventy Three: Lamphun to Chiang Mai

Day one Hundred Seventy Four: Chiang Mai

Day one Hundred Seventy Five: Chiang Mai and The King’s Birthday

Day One Hundred Seventy Six: Chiang Mai to Jan and Aoe’s Guesthouse

Day One Hundred Seventy Seven: Jan and Aoe’s Guesthouse and a Party

Day One Hundred Seventy Eight: Jan and Aoe’s Guesthouse to Chiang Dao

Day One Hundred Seventy Nine: Chiang Dao to Fang

Day One Hundred Eighty: Fang to Chiang Rai – 17 bike miles – 40 boat miles

Day One Hundred Eighty One: Chiang Rai

Day One Hundred Eighty Two: Chiang Rai – Mae Sai – A Monkey Surprise and the Northern Most Point in Thailand

Day One Hundred Eighty Three: Mae Sai – The Golden Triangle

Day One Hundred Eighty Four: The Golden Triangle

Day One Hundred Eighty Five: The Golden Triangle – Chiang Khong - 2 bike miles – 48 boat miles

Day One Hundred Eighty Six: Chiang Khong – Thoeng

Day One Hundred Eighty Seven: Thoeng – Phayao Lost in a Rice Field

Day One Hundred Eighty Eight: Phayao – Ngao

Day One Hundred Eighty Nine: Ngao - Phrae

Day One Hundred Ninety: Phrae

Day One Hundred Ninety One: Phrae - Uttaradit

Day One Hundred Ninety Two: Uttaradit – Phitsanulok

Day One Hundred Ninety Three: Phitsanulok – Phichit

Day One Hundred Ninety Four: Phichit to an Unplanned Nakhon Sawan and Christmas Eve

Day One Hundred Ninety Five: Nakhon Sawan - Merry Christmas

Day One Hundred Ninety Six: Nakhon Sawan – Bangkok – 12 riding miles - 150 train miles

Day One Hundred Ninety Seven: Bangkok

Day One Hundred Ninety Eight: Bangkok

Day One Hundred Ninety Nine: Bangkok – Surat Thani – 200+ train miles – 5 bike miles

Day Two Hundred: Surat Thani

Day Two Hundred One: Surat Thani – Theopharat

Day Two Hundred Two: Theopharat

Day Two Hundred Three: Theoharat – Nakhon Si Thammarat

Day Two Hundred Four: Nakhon Si Thammarat to Hua Sai

Day Two Hundred Five: Hua Sai to Songkhla

Day Two Hundred Six: Songkhla

Day Two Hundred Seven: Songkhla Again

Day Two Hundred Eight: Songkhla – Hat Yai

Day Two Hundred Nine: Hat Yai

      Malaysia

Day Two Hundred Ten: Hat Yai – Kangor, Malaysia

Day Two Hundred Eleven: Kangor to the Island of Langkawi, Malaysia – 26 Bike Miles – 23 Boat Miles

Day Two Hundred Twelve: The Island of Langkawi, Malaysia - 54 Scooter Miles

Day Two Hundred Thirteen: The Island of Langkawi, Malaysia - 50 Scooter Miles

Day Two Hundred Fourteen: The Island of Langkawi, Malaysia

Day Two Hundred Fifteen: The Island of Langkawi, Malaysia

Day Two Hundred Sixteen: Langkawi – Sungai Petani - 54 Bike Miles - 40 Ferry miles

Day Two Hundred Seventeen: Sungai Petani to Penang Island and Georgetown - 30 Bike Miles - 2 Ferry miles

Day Two Hundred Eighteen: Georgetown – 7 walking miles

Day Two Hundred Nineteen: Georgetown and the Butterfly Exhibit – 12 Bike miles – Many Bus miles

Day Two Hundred Twenty: Georgetown and the Thaipusam Festival – 10+ walking miles

Day Two Hundred Twenty One: Georgetown and the Second Day of Thaipusam Festival

Day Two Hundred Twenty Two: Georgetown to Taiping

Day Two Hundred Twenty Three: Taiping to Ipoh

Day Two Hundred Twenty Four: Ipoh

Day Two Hundred Twenty Five: Bus to Kuala Lumpur - Monday, January 24, 2011

Day Two Hundred Twenty Six: Kuala Lumpur Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Day Two Hundred Twenty Seven: Train from Kuala Lumpur to Ipoh - January 26, 2011

Day Two Hundred Twenty Eight: Ipoh - January 27, 2011

Day Two Hundred Twenty Nine: Ipoh - January 28, 2011

Day Two Hundred Thirty: Ipoh

Day Two Hundred Thirty One: Ipoh

Day Two Hundred Thirty Two: Ipoh

Day Two Hundred Thirty Three: Ipoh – Tasik Raban

Day Two Hundred Thirty Four: Tasik Raban - Gerik

Day Two Hundred Thirty Five: Gerik – Tasik Temenggor

Day Two Hundred Thirty Six: The Royal Belum Resort

Day Two Hundred Thirty Seven: The Royal Belum Resort to Tasik Raban

Day Two Hundred Thirty Eight: Tasek Raban to Ipoh

Day Two Hundred Thirty Nine: Last Day in Ipoh

Day Two Hundred Forty: Ipoh to Sitiawan

Day Two Hundred Forty One: Sitiawan to Teluk Intan

Day Two Hundred Forty Two: Teluk Intan to Kuala Selangor

Day Two Hundred Forty Three: Kuala Selangor to Klang

Day Two Hundred Forty Four: Klang

Day Two Hundred Forty Five: Klang to A Palm Tree in the Ocean in Sepang

Day Two Hundred Forty Six: A Palm Tree in the Ocean to Port Dickson

Day Two Hundred Forty Seven: Port Dickson - Melaka

Day Two Hundred Forty Eight: Melaka

Day Two Hundred Forty Nine: Melaka

Day Two Hundred Fifty: Melaka to Muar

Day Two Hundred Fifty One: Muar to Batu Pahat

Day Two Hundred Fifty Two: Batu Pahat – Pontian

Day Two Hundred Fifty Three: Pontian to Singapore

      Singapore

Day Two Hundred Fifty Four: Singapore

Day Two Hundred Fifty Five: Singapore

Day Two Hundred Fifty Six: Singapore to Sungai Rengit a Nice Path to the Ferry

      Back to Malaysia

Day Two Hundred Fifty Seven: Sungai Rengit to Mutiara Motor Resort

Day Two Hundred Fifty Eight: Mutiara Motor Resort to Mersing - A day of Wildlife

Day Two Hundred Fifty Nine: Mersing to Rompin

Day Two Hundred Sixty: Rompin – Pekan

Day Two Hundred Sixty One: Pekan - Kuantan

Day Two Hundred Sixty Two: Kuantan

Day Two Hundred Sixty Three: Kuantan – Cherating

Day Two Hundred Sixty Four: Cherating – Dungun

Day Two Hundred Sixty Five: Dungun to Kuala Terengganu

Day Two Hundred Sixty Six: Kuala Terengganu

Day Two Hundred Sixty Seven: Kuala Terengganu – Kuala Besut

Day Two Hundred Sixty Eight: Kuala Besut – A Day of Snorkeling

Day Two Hundred Sixty Nine: Kuala Besut – Sungai Kolok - Back in Thailnad

      Back In Thailand

Day Two Hundred Seventy: Sungai Kolok – Train to Bangkok

Day Two Hundred Seventy One: Train to Bangkok

Day Two Hundred Seventy Two: Bangkok and Bike Maintenence

Day Two Hundred Seventy Three: Bangkok

Day Two Hundred Seventy Four: Bangkok to Prachinburi – The longest, hottest and heaviest traffic day yet

Day Two Hundred Seventy Five: Prachinburi to Sa Kaeo

Day Two Hundred Seventy Six: Sa Kaeo - Aranyaprathet Close to the Cambodian Border

      Cambodia

Day Two Hundred Seventy Seven: Aranyaprathet to the Cambodian Border – and then to Sisaphon

Day Two Hundred Seventy Eight: Sisaphon to Siem Reap

Day Two Hundred Seventy Nine: Siem Reap

Day Two Hundred Eighty: Siem Reap

Day Two Hundred Eighty One: Siem Reap

Day Two Hundred Eighty Two: Siem Reap

Day Two Hundred Eighty Three: Siem Reap – Sisophon

Day Two Hundred Eighty Four: Sisophon to Aranyaprathet

Day Two Hundred Eighty Five: Aranyaprathet to Bangkok by Train


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