Travelling with my bike

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  • So I've been travelling a lot with my bike for a while now, mainly to Paris a few times a month on the Eurostar, where it's free as long as you have a bike bag that fits into the Xray machine (got mine at Evans for £30 or so...).

    Then I started flying my bike around (mainly to NYC - twice this year already), in the same bag, for free on BA, and with a bit more padding.

    BUT what I did last weekend was by far the coolest and most efficient trip I've done:

    Ride from Primrose Hill to City Airport: 40 mins
    Pack up bag and check in: 8 mins
    Fly to Milan Linate: 1h30
    Unpack and put bike back together: 5 mins
    Ride to central Milan: 10 mins

    Amount of sweat released from carrying heavy bag + rolled-up bike bag on displaced ribs in the summer-like heat: a few pints I guess...

    I then took one more train to go to Lake Como. Nice riding around there:

    I heard that some hardcore guys ride to and from the further airports (HTW, GTW). Anyone done that here?

  • That is a good idea. Save on extortionate taxi fares.

    I saw your bike at herne hill today.

    I like!

  • Milan furniture fair was on last week, didnt catch any of that did ya? :D

  • good deal. Now I feel dumb for having sprung for the couplers.

  • i did, fair was nice.. the satellite shows were better

  • Sweet! I went there summer 2005, so nice around there. Swimming in the lake every day - it was great. We even hired a pedalo and went out to the centre of the lake with a crate of beer...

  • I was indeed there for the Fair. Saw just a few bits, mostly in Zona Tortona. Saw these bikes:

    • sweet-looking.

    Then went to the Villa D'Este Concorso D'Eleganza (some posh classic car gathering and competition) and chilled on the edge of the lake. That lake has a road that goes all the way around and which is pretty much perfect for fixed gear riding, just a few gentle uphills and downhills, and LOTS of roadies to chase and challenge.

  • ah yeah! did you see all the hotties on the Corsa's (not vauxhall) promoting those bikes?! beautiful bikes..

    there was also this bike at the design academy exhibition which i thoguht was cool:

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Travelling with my bike

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