Bicycle Tours

Ride Report: Catalina Island

Ride Report: Catalina Island

Johnny Lam : October 28, 2015 9:30 am : Rides, S24Os or Overnight

Ever since I found out that you can ride your bicycle in and around Catalina Island, it has become one of my missions to organize an overnight bike trip there. Rather than putting this at the bottom of my list of things to do, I moved it to the front of the line, like a more »

Ride Report: My First Adventure Cycling Tour – Colorado

Johnny Lam : October 19, 2015 11:55 am : Rides, Tour Series

Before I begin my story about my first Adventure Cycling Association tour as a staff member on a tour team, I feel I need to get a few things off my chest first. I’ve been self-guilting myself for the past few months into writing, but have been putting it off for some reason. I’ve spent more »

Ride Report: Oceanside to Kumeyaay Lake Campground

Ride Report: Oceanside to Kumeyaay Lake Campground

Johnny Lam : August 5, 2015 11:00 am : Rides, S24Os or Overnight

I recently completed my Trans Europe bike tour at the end of June and have been jonesing to go on another bike tour. So when it came time to figure out where to take my Los Angeles Self Supported Bicycle Touring MeetUp group for the month of July, I decided to find something in the more »


Trans Europe Bicycle Tour By The Numbers

Johnny Lam : July 8, 2015 3:48 pm : Tour Series

As I did after my Pacific Coast tour, here is the European version of the trip by numbers. Lots of interesting facts coming out of this one. The mileage was way lower than I expected. It must be the number of times we took the train and we ended our trip in Orsova. Another thing more »

Bikes resting

Trans Europe Trip: Week 11 (Liubcova, Romania to Madrid, Spain)

Johnny Lam : June 20, 2015 9:23 am : Tour Series

Liubcova (June 13, 2015) Harry and I got up to have breakfast as promised by the guest house owner at 6:30. We were ready to roll by 7. Our hostess wheeled out our bikes for us to avoid any confrontation with her aggressive guard dog, Sammy. It wasn’t even 50 meters when our first dog more »

Donau from Romania

Trans Europe Trip: Week 10 (Osijek, Croatia to Divici, Romania)

Johnny Lam : June 12, 2015 8:50 am : Tour Series

Osijek, Croatia (June 6, 2015) We had an early jump this morning waking up at 5:30 again to beat the heat. We were packed up, had breakfast in the backyard of the pension, and left the place by 7AM. Our route out-of-town didn’t follow the Euro Velo 6 as our map had a on-road detour more »

Budapest Royal Palace

Trans Europe Trip: Week 9 (Komarom, Hungary to Mohacs, Hungary)

Johnny Lam : June 6, 2015 8:18 am : Tour Series

Komarom (May 30, 2015) While putting away my tent away in the morning, I found that hidden areas around the tent was covered with bugs that I referred to as earwigs. They even got between my pannier creases. That slowed my packing process as I had to shake them off. A couple ended up in more »

Riding in Austria

Trans Europe Trip: Week 8 (Mauthausen, Austria to Gyor, Hungary)

Johnny Lam : May 30, 2015 12:22 pm : Tour Series

Mauthausen (May 23, 2015) The familiar sound of rain woke us up in the morning. This time, not as bad as the last time. It was pretty much sprinkling through-out the night and morning before it stopped long enough for us to pack up and move forward on our ride. We found our way back more »

St. Stephen's Cathedral

Trans Europe Trip: Week 7 (Ingolstadt, Germany to Feldkirchen an der Donau, Austria)

Johnny Lam : May 25, 2015 9:38 am : Tour Series

Ingolstadt (May 16 -17, 2015) Our stay in Donauworth was pretty noisy at night. I remember still hearing the kids still playing outside well after 11PM. Harry confirmed this as well. Luckily I had my earplugs on so I was somewhat oblivious to their screams and laughter. As with most nights, the dew from the more »

Open road

Trans Europe Trip: Week 6 (Tuttlingen, Germany to Donauworth, Germany)

Johnny Lam : May 17, 2015 5:42 am : Tour Series

Tuttlingen (May 9, 2015) Guess what? We got rain… Again! Both of us was pretty tired of it and was not in a good mood as a result. The rain was consistent but not plentiful but it brought about wind that thrashed our tents through the night and kept us awake even though we both more »

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