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Contents: Tours (11)   

Reports by Piaw Na

All descriptions are in English, unless otherwise noted.

Tours

Tour of the Alps 2016
by Piaw Na, tour started July 2016, submitted 12 October 2016

From July 5th to July 26th, along with Arturo Crespo and Pengtoh Sim, I covered 1988km of riding with 35310m of climbing in Switzerland, Italy, Austria, Liechtenstein, Germany, and France. We had 2 flat tires, 1 minor mechanical on Arturo Crespo's bike, one major upgrade on Peng-Toh Sim's bike. We rode every day, with one rest day in Baden-Baden with relatively minor riding.

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Passo Gavia
Self-supported Tour of the Alps 2014
by Piaw Na, tour started July 2014, submitted 20 August 2014

This is the tour report for my 2014 Tour of the Alps. Hina Naseer and Arturo Crespo joined me for the trip, which took us through Switzerland, Italy, Austria and Lichtenstein. The trip was 1687.12 km (1048 miles) and 32969. 6m (108168 feet) of climb in 22 riding days, of which we had 3 days interrupted by weather and 1 day interrupted by a crash. We had 1 flat tire and1 mechanical due to a derailleur cable coming loose. My bike got lost in transit on the way to Zurich costing us a full day and a half of riding.

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Bike portage from Englestalp to Tannalp
Car supported Tour of the Alps 2011
by Piaw Na, tour started June 2011, submitted 19 August 2014

A supported tour of the alps through France, then a self-supported ride through Italy and Austria with a run into Germany to avoid rain.

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Col de la Lombarde
Tour of Switzerland and Austria
by Piaw Na, tour started June 2010, submitted 30 July 2010

Cynthia Wong, Kekoa Proudfoot, Phil Sung, Lisa and I just returned from the Tour of the German Speaking Alps. As tours go, the statistics were unusually bad: we got in 945 miles and 88,916 feet of climbing, of which 13,879 came from 4 hikes we did in Switzerland, meaning we got in only 75,037 feet of climb on the bike. We only had 2 flat tires, both of which were caused by a bad tire blowing out on descents. We did lose almost a week to rain, and another 3 days due to a number of us (myself including) getting sick on tour.

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View of the Eiger from Kleine Scheidegg
Tour of Hokkaido 2009
by Piaw Na, tour started August 2010, submitted 10 March 2010

On August 25th, Yana & Mark Ivey, Brooks Sizemore and I did a Bicycle Tour of Hokkaido (the northern-most big Island of Japan). The ride totaled 1532.3km of riding and 15,300m of climb over 18 riding days, during which we got 2 flat tires, neither of which could be attributed to the condition of Japan's roads. (All tracks were recorded by my Garmin 76CSx, and you download all the tracks in a zipped package)

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Sunset from Tokachidake Hot Springs
2003 Tandem Tour of the Alps
by Piaw Na, tour started June 2003, submitted 8 November 2009

A tandem tour of the Alps, starting from Munich, then riding through Austria, Switzerland, and Italy.

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Sustens Pass
Tour Across France 2008
by Piaw Na, tour started September 2008, submitted 18 October 2009

At the end of August in 2008, Mike Samuel, Roberto Peon and I toured across France, starting in Hendaye on the Spanish border, and then riding across the Pyrenees to the Mediterranean coast. There, we took a train transfer to Montpellier, and then rode North through Languedoc, Provence, and the Rhone Alps to Bourg-en-Bresse and then Geneva. The journey totaled 1047 miles with 92949 feet of elevation gain.

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We arrive at the Mediterrenean
Tour of Hokkaido
by Piaw Na, tour started August 2009, submitted 29 September 2009

4 of us toured Hokkaido, starting from Chitose, over to the North East Section and return. We visited several National Parks along the way, and many hot springs. But the main attraction was the Japanese people and their friendliness.

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View from Tokachidake Onsen
Tour of the Alps 2007
by Piaw Na, tour started June 2007, submitted 20 July 2007

A lightweight tour of the Swiss, Italian, and Austrian alps, 1501km, 33047m of climbing, and several passes.

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On top of Grosse Scheidegg
Tour of the French Alps (Geneva to Nice)
by Piaw Na, tour started June 2005, submitted 2 November 2005

A tour of the French Alps, from Geneva to Nice, returning via the Piemont plains of Italy, followed by a visit to various climbs in Switzerland.

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A tour of Scotland
by Piaw Na, tour started May 1995

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