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Old Feb 12th, 2013, 12:07 PM
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I don't have a problem with the cycling camping tour -I think it is a great idea, but you can't realistically do it on a folding bike. You need a good touring bike, with enough gears, and baggage carriers so you can put your luggage, tent etc in paniers on the bike, to keep it balanced.

Cycling on a folding bike, with a backpack full of clothes, tent sleeping bag etc is madness and asking for an accident.

Talking of which do make sure you have medical coverage for your trip, not every country is a bike friendly as the Netherlands, and accidents do happen!
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Old Feb 12th, 2013, 12:28 PM
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Thank you for your advice my filing bike has gears and panners. And brand new so hope fully have no problems will be traveling on trains as well I also have one of those bike buggys as well so I hopefully might use that to after wat you have said buy if you got advice on traveling around Europe please let me no many thanks
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Old Feb 12th, 2013, 12:40 PM
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That's a thought wre and wat cost is medical insurance. Is it the same as travel insurance. All new to this so treat me kindly please. Some questions might sound stupid to you on here but I am a beginner thanks. Leave advice any welcome
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Old Feb 12th, 2013, 12:44 PM
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What do wre and wat mean?? Are they acronyms for something? I genuinely don't know....
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Old Feb 12th, 2013, 12:52 PM
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These are spelling mistakes as my phone makes them some times. Or some are abbreviations for texting to which I have found out on here Some people don't like and others help any way
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Old Feb 12th, 2013, 12:56 PM
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It's not that people don't like them necessarily...it just makes it really difficult to figure out what you are asking or how to help you. The average age of people who post here tend to be older (not old!!) so they aren't likely to be used to text...and it takes too much time to decipher between spelling mistakes and text speak that they are not familiar with. The easier you make it for us to help, the better your help will be...

For example...oh still didn't explain what wre and wat were suppose to be...are they spelling mistakes? If so, what should they be?
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Old Feb 12th, 2013, 12:57 PM
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I think traveling by train and with your folding bike could work. What I'm questioning is actually "camping" equipment. It seems like you plan would work better using hostels. Then you wouldn't have much a heavy load to bike around with.
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Old Feb 12th, 2013, 12:58 PM
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Sorry, should say...YOU still didn't explain.

Also some people just won't be bothered trying to figure out what you are trying to say so wont bother taking the time to help you.

Just something to think about!
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Old Feb 12th, 2013, 01:01 PM
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We're And what. My age is 50
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Old Feb 12th, 2013, 01:03 PM
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YOur age wasn't my point. I was just trying to help you get better advice. I'll leave you to it!

Enjoy your holiday!
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Old Feb 12th, 2013, 01:03 PM
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Thanks suze will how fully do that to was thinking about all these things that's why asking to see what's best. And the advice I am getting is good
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Old Feb 12th, 2013, 01:06 PM
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You asked what there where and I wrote them for you not being nasty to you. Just put my age to show never to old to learn
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Old Feb 12th, 2013, 01:07 PM
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oh for goodness sake. stop yelling at the woman. if you can't figure out her questions just leave it be.

it's pretty obvious to me the kind of information she's seeking. unfortunately i don't know about campgrounds in Europe.

i do know arriving by train to major cities, it's easy enough to find your way around. use a backpackers-style guidebook, go to the tourist office or at the train station for information, use the internet to book your hostel from one city to the next.

except for wanting to haul camping gear on a folding bike, none of this is all that unusual.

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Old Feb 12th, 2013, 01:12 PM
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Suze I was genuinely trying to help. I think you will find that I never yell at people. More people are likely to provide help if its easy to understand. Not one bit of my posts were snarky or meant in a mean way.

If you are happy with the advice you are getting that is great. Like I said, enjoy your holiday.
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Old Feb 12th, 2013, 01:14 PM
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Thank you suze. My I'd names my old dogs name and I am a man. But thank you for standing up for me
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Old Feb 12th, 2013, 01:18 PM
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Oops sorry, sir.

Sometime people on this forum get into giving lectures instead of giving help.

jamikins, I know you proably meant well, but if I were a 1st time poster here (like Mr Candy is) it's just not very welcoming feeling is all.

If I am able to read and understand his post, I don't see why other people can't do so as well.
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Old Feb 12th, 2013, 01:22 PM
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That's ok don't think till now that my I'd would look like I was a girl haha thank you again suze
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Old Feb 12th, 2013, 01:33 PM
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You're welcome.

Another online resource that might have more people who travel similar to the way you want to go is at The Lonely Planet's website. Their forum is called "The Thorn Tree". There are more backpackers, budget, and adventure travelers there.

Fodor's is typically a bit more mainstream.
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Old Feb 12th, 2013, 01:34 PM
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Well, could be that trying to read the garbage being written here doesn't put people in a helpful frame of mind. If the poster can't be bothered to write readable English, I can't be bothered to be helpful.
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Old Feb 12th, 2013, 01:35 PM
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That's great got some good advice on here a swell will try there to
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