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    Trail runners: Altra or Brooks, or Hoka????

    I used to wear Brooks Cascadia but my foot doctor recommended Brooks Ariel instead for arch support. She has me remove the factory inserts and use an orthotic arch support inside the shoe as well. Her test for arch support: hold the shoe perpendicular to the ground and press the toe against the...
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    Miam Miam DoDo in English

    THANK YOU, you're a lifesaver!! That is going to be all I need to walk it in May. I had actually downloaded the MMD free sample app but had no idea you could change the language to English. I went ahead and bought Section 1 for $13.99. Do you know if once I am on the route, my location will...
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    Miam Miam DoDo in English

    BlackRocker, is MMD app really available in English? Can you tell me where to get it? Thank you, Suzanne
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    No sub-forum for Lisbon to Santiago Central route?

    Thank you, Peregrina2000. That's what I ended up doing (posting in the straight up "Camino Portugues." I recently biked the entire Camino Portugues Central Route backwards (Santiago to Lisbon) and posted a fairly comprehensive trip report to help others who might wanna try the same thing (I...
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    No sub-forum for Lisbon to Santiago Central route?

    Am I missing something? I don’t see a choice here for information on the basic Camino Portugues (Lisbon to Santiago Central Route).
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    Snoring

    Just finished walking the CF then cycling the CP. Never once wore earplugs, to be fair I’ve never worn them in my life. I’m an extremely light sleeper, too. Maybe because I’ve been on call most of my life, I always had to be *alert* to waking up and have never needed an alarm in the morning. On...
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    Big Bad Dog on CP just before Alverca do Ribatejo

    Lol I saw exactly one other cyclist going my way the whole 14 days I was out. And he was on one of those short stumpy little Bike Fridays. 😈
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    Big Bad Dog on CP just before Alverca do Ribatejo

    This dog was a MastiN not a MastiFF. You don’t see Mastins in the U.S. (I am a veterinarian) but they’re extremely popular in Spain / Portugal as farm and property protectors, not necessarily flocks. They’re long haired and look / act a lot like Pyrenees, but come in all different colors. Indeed...
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    Big Bad Dog on CP just before Alverca do Ribatejo

    Funny you should say that first thing because many times on the Camino, a dog barking at my presence was my first clue that I was going the wrong way.👌
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    Big Bad Dog on CP just before Alverca do Ribatejo

    I just biked the CP backwards from SDC to Lisbon. This happened yesterday, September 28, 2019 on a normal south to north walker’s first or second day out of Lisbon. The place is just before a south to north walker will come to Alverca do Ribatejo (the town where you have to go up stairs into a...
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    Cycling the Camino Portugues *Backwards* from Santiago to Lisbon, Central route

    Ya, that’s why I did it. Even one of the “wrong way” walkers, an Australian guy I had met weeks ago walking the CF, told me he’d been unable to find any info even searching for walking the CP N to S. We were both so surprised and pleased by all the blue arrows. He was intrepid, walked all nite...
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    Cycling the Camino Portugues *Backwards* from Santiago to Lisbon, Central route

    I just finished cycling Santiago to Lisbon, the Central route, Sept 15-28, 2019. Here’s the ride report: My Bike Iberia rental bike rocked and they were a great company to deal with. I was able to fill out all their forms without computer (iphone only) access by screenshotting their application...
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    Blue Arrows (Fatima route) on Portuguese Camino

    So far from Santiago to Porto wind hasn’t even been an issue like it is on a USA cross country. Probably cuz you’re in woods and hills so much. No long flat stretches. Or maybe I have a tailwind so I don’t notice wind against me. 😈 THE issue (which you’ll have either direction) is some serious...
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    Book recommendation Lisbon to Santiago

    Gracias, looks like the better of the 2 available Kindle books. And absolutely agree about the Wise Pilgrim app without whose blue dot I would be lost every day.
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    Blue Arrows (Fatima route) on Portuguese Camino

    Thank you all so much for the info. I wound up taking the Central route but good to know they’re on both.
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