about me riding my bikes

Some Words About Me

At the age of 40, my wife bought me a special birthday present: a brand new diamondback bicycle. Not that I didn’t have any experience in riding a bicycle, it’s even hard to remember when I started. But I have a clear image of a ‘small me’ riding an iron Raleigh bicycle in my village.

We used to attach an empty cigarette box with a clip to the front wheel, so that it would make a noise while riding. Those bikes where very different from the bikes our children ride: no suspension, no gear, no designer seat, and no disk brakes. It didn’t matter that they were very heavy simple bikes.

They made me happy!

Many things have changed since then. In November 2009, I took part in a gorgeous bike riding trip along the beautiful mountain trails of Chiang Mai, Thailand. We were a group of 7 friends. I made up my mind to share my experiences with others, so that more of us can enjoy the best sports activity I can imagine:


About Me & Bicycles and Bicycling Websites

My official education is electrical engineer, with years of experience in software development. In the last 10 years I am developing software for GPS navigation. Just like many technical people, I suffer from the common weakness: My marketing skills are quite limited. I found myself with good products, but without customers.

Over the years, I had some ideas of how to put my creation in the market. The last one was to build a web site that will help me in the mission.

I have a neighbor and a dear friend, Elad Shippony. For several years, Elad told me inspiring stories about SBI (Site Build It), about working from home, the freedom it offers and as a way to make my dreams come true.

Until the end of 2009, I had neither the time, energy, nor courage to make my dream come true: creating my own web site, my own business, and beginning my journey towards the goal of working from home. Elad suggested I use SBI for building my web site for the purpose of selling my software. This is how I was exposed to the wonderful world of SBI.

As you can see, this site is not about GPS software. It is about me and about my main hobby, bicycle riding. My GPS software site is still waiting for me. But I have found so much joy in building this website, that I am willing to put my other dream aside, at least for now.

Over the wears I’ve moved to WordPress, the #1 leading CMS (Content Management System) in the word. It is based on PHP scripting language, as well on the Open Source phpMySQL server. As I became more experienced in creating websites, I feel that I am ready to move on to a more advanced (and challenging) platform, and I am so happy with this move! Take a look at some of my other websites:

My Websites

I have several websites. Most of them are about Bicycles and Bicycling. Take a look:

  • bicycle-riding.com – Visit this web site and explore the wonderful world of bicycle riding: Different types of riding styles, bicycles, equipment, clothes, as well as many of my trips and more.
  • american-vintage-bicycles.com – American-Vintage-Bicycles.Com is about us, and about the history of our vintage bicycles. Be aware: collecting American vintage bicycles is an obsession!
  • bicycle-storage-ideas.com – Protect your bicycle against weather conditions, such as harsh sun, rain and snow. Keep it in a covered space so that its sensitive parts don’t rust and/or get dirty. This website will help you find the best storage for your bike.
  • bicycle-pumps.com – There are many types of bicycle pumps. There are portable bicycle tire pumps, floor pumps and even electric pumps. This website will help you find the best bicycle pump for your needs.
  • outdoorstorage911.com – Here you can find some great outdoor storage ideas. Keep your garden tools in a covered and secured space so that it serve you well for years!
  • vintage-tricycles.com – Collecting vintage tricycles and vintage bicycles is not very common. If your are one of these enthusiastics you came to the right place.

Thank you for visiting my site
David Lidor

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Bicycle Tours
Guided And Self Guided Bicycle Tours

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A “Light” Story About Heavy Bicycles

One day, while riding the routine 22-mile weekend bike ride near my home, my friend and I met a strange guy. He was riding a very basic, heavy bicycle and was wearing jeans and a casual T-shirt. There were no bicycling gloves on his hands, and while my friend and I had bicycle helmets, he was wearing only a hat.

We were right in the middle of our ride. We were waiting for my wife to arrive with a car, carrying spare bicycle inner tubes to fix our fifth flat tires of the day! Indeed it was a very unlucky day. The man was approaching us to ask for biking directions. At first we thought he was a construction worker who was using his bike to move around from place to place. But then we heard his story:

Three months earlier he has left his home town, Berlin, about 1000 miles from where we were, heading on an unlimited international bicycle tour.

I myself have a lot of experience with international bicycle touring, mainly day trips in and around major cities, but also many cross-country and mountain biking trips. You are invited to read more about our bicycle trip in Japan and about our Rhine River Tour.

On this web-site you can find stories of bicycle tours of all kinds. Some of them are guided and some are self guided bicycle tours. I love them all!

Check Out Some of My Bicycle Tours

My Bicycle Tours

Bicycle Trip in Japan – Our bicycle trip in Japan was a lifetime experience. Scenic views, country roads and the food, and mainly the Japanese hospitality that bought our hearts.

New York City Bike Tours – There are many reasons to change your mind, and to try riding in one of the most crowded cities in the world. You can have guided tours, as well as guided and self guided bicycle tours in the big apple.

Tip: Check with your tour operator for private or customized cycling tours.

Bicycle Tours

There’s no such thing as a one-size-fits-all cycling tour. Often, you’ll find that some of the sights along the way are not to your liking.

If you don’t want to waste precious time viewing attractions that don’t interest you, consider joining a private cycling tour with an itinerary customized according to your tastes and preferences. Check with your cycling tour operator for tour availability.

Rhine River Tour – Read about our self guided bicycle tour from Frankfurt to Zurich, along the Rhine River.

Bicycle Touring In Europe – If you love traveling, and you love cycling, bicycle touring in Europe is the perfect vacation for you. It’s beautiful, rewarding, inexpensive, active, and easy! Of course, you need to do your research, and you need to be prepared for traveling by bicycle, so read ahead to determine if bicycle tour Europe is your next dream vacation.

Bicycle Tours in Slovenia – Take a look at our recent (Sep 2011) bicycling tour in beautiful Slovenia.

Cyprus Biking Adventure – Cyprus is a small island, but it still has everything a cyclist can dream of: mountain routes (the Troodos), great beaches, seaside bike rides, good food, sunny days and warm hospitality – with most people speaking English.

Cycling Tours in Germany – Second only to the ones in Switzerland, bicycle tours in Germany will give you a high-quality cycling experience. Very good maps, well-marked bicycle paths, beautiful landscape, friendly people and good food along the way are just a few of the many things that have made Germany so famous among lovers of bike riding.

Bicycle Tours Switzerland – My best cycling adventure! Just look and see why for yourself.

Biking in Montenegro – Biking in Montenegro was another great adventure: hilly bicycle tracks in the open air of the beautiful country of Montenegro. Our instructor used to say that “Montenegro is not like Switzerland: It is not a chocolate country”.

Biking in Via Appia Antica – My wife and I just came back from a 3 days trip to Rome, Italy. We rented bikes at Via Appia Antica #60, and had a great day of bicycle riding in beautiful Rome.

Bicycle Tours Switzerland – My best cycling adventure! Just look and see why for yourself.

Biking in Zurich – Bicycle tours in Zurich is without a doubt the best way to see the sights the Swiss capital city has to offer. Read more about bicycling in one of the most bicycle friendly cities in the world.

Biking In Japan – The bicycle in Japan is used for a variety of purposes including commuting, shopping and recreation. The countries extensive and well maintained network of roads also a plus.

My Bicycle Tours in India – There are many websites that are focusing on bicycle tours in India. In this page I will not even try to cover this huge subject: instead, I would like to share with you my own experience of riding bicycles in India.

Biking in Thailand – Biking in Thailand is a great way to explore this wonderful country: Biking in Bangkok, Pataya, From Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai and more.

Biking in Bangkok – Just like in New York, bike riding in Bangkok looks like an impossible thing to do. The city center is so crowded that you can hardly move- by taxi, by tuk-tuk, by bicycle or even on foot.

Biking in Chinag Mai – Our bicycle trip from Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai was one of our best bicycling tours. Welcome to our bicycling adventure.

My Bicycle Tours Pictures

Bicycle Trip in Japan – May 2014

Bicycle Tours - Bicycle Trip in Japan

The Rhine Rive Tour – Nov 2010

Bicycle Tours - Bicycle Near Pumpkins

Bicycle Tours

Bicycle Tours

Bicycle Tours

Bicycle Tours - Frankfurt to Zurich-2010

Other Related Subjects

Bicycle Touring Preparation – Understanding the importance of bicycle touring preparation and preventive maintenance is essential for a successful bicycle touring trip.

Bicycle Touring Maps – Using bicycle touring maps can make you feel secure that you know where you are going and at the same time will keep you prepared for your bike tour.

Take a look at this wonderful video about bicycle touring. I was inspired!

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