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Dhane Blue @dhaneblue ?

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    #1 written by Harry
    about 10 years ago

    You can leave comments on posts and images as well

  • #2 written by Carlos
    about 9 years ago

    I like the calendar page icon (Nov 2)you have at the top of this post. Is that some sort of plugin?

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    #3 written by Harry
    about 9 years ago

    Hi Carlos,

    the calendar icon is part of the theme used ((adapted Blue Zinfandel), and is created by using CSS with a background image.
    With best regards,

    Harry

  • #4 written by James from Boston
    about 9 years ago

    Hooray for Harry, BikeTravellers everywhere, and viewers!

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    #5 written by Harry
    about 9 years ago

    Thanks James :)
    All should work properly now..

  • #6 written by frazer herald
    about 8 years ago

    the world record set by mark beaumont is fantastic – as he propelled himself around the world 18200 miles.
    unless im missing something this other person is doing it with the aid of a belt driven bicycle = not the same

    Please clarify

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    #7 written by Harry
    about 8 years ago

    Hi Frazer,

    oh, he is definitely cycling :) The belt-drive is just a rubber replacement of the chain, but he still has to pedal his Santos bike!

    Cheers,
    Harry

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    #8 written by ianjray
    about 8 years ago

    How does one embed a google “my map”…?

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    #9 written by Harry
    about 8 years ago

    Hi Ian, you can use either of the 2 few Google Map plugins that can be enabled. It depens on how you want to use them, which one is easier en more useful

    I have just enabled some plugins for you, now you should see more options when writing a post. Just play around with them and you will find the best way for your trip.

    You can enable/disable them under dashboard -> Plugins.
    Some plugins have settings, see Dashboard -> Settings.

    Enjoy!
    Cheers, Harry

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    #10 written by Harry
    about 8 years ago

    For the community we even have a faster and bigger server now, so try out a new blog and sign up at http://biketravellers.com/register

  • #11 written by Diego
    about 7 years ago

    Does any body kwnos if I can rent a bike in Marrakech to travel arround Morroco.

  • #12 written by Thomas Laussermair
    about 6 years ago

    Very good post. Mirrors my own experience during my Panamerican Peaks journey exactly. People were always stirring fears about some other place, especially Mexico (from US), Guatemala (from Mexico), etc. But as Harry says: Don’t believe the hype.

    I pondered bypassing Honduras (due to political turmoil at the time), but figured it was only two days and I would not be near it’s capital Tegucigalpa. Turns out During my one night in the country, I was invited by a family of a small grocery store to stay at there house and thus had interesting insight into their lives. It was simple but completely safe. In turn, I invited their kids to dinner at a nearby restaurant and practiced my Spanish a bit more. What a nice way to see a country and meet it’s people.

    I was only attacked once, also by teenagers in Mendoza (not on the bike, but walking from hotel to restaurant in the evening). As a general rule, the more touristy a place, the more thugs it attracts. Borders are notorious, so be alert and don’t mingle there. Big cities always have some bad quarters, talk to locals and read the guides which places to avoid.

    The idea to bring a gun is a very bad idea; it almost certainly can only get you into more trouble. Bear spray is better, and you could use it against dogs as well – although I never got bit despite lots of chases…

    And I agree that an entire industry (especially in the US) is built on fear, if not politics. As one Blogger recently ended his comment: “Say Hi to Dick Cheney at the fear convention!” (Or was it from Stephen Colbert’s “Rally to keep fear alive?” :-)

    Thanks Harry for this post. Don’t believe the hype.

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    #13 written by Omar Ruiz-Diaz
    about 6 years ago

    Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear. ~Ambrose Redmoon

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