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.
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:
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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