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Join Date: Apr 2006
Bikes: Peugeot, Bianchi, "Mr. T" big-wheel
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Moving to Bologna
I'm going to be going to school in Bologna next year starting in August. I have a few questions, would appreciate if anyone could help me out.
1) I've been told that it will cost hundreds of $$$ to ship my dear old Peugeot to Italy, so I'm probably going to buy a used bike once I'm there. Is this a simple task in Bologna? How much should I expect to pay for a decent road bike (assuming I can hide the fact that I'm American with very little knowledge of Italian)?
2) Looking on Google Earth and plotting out potential weekend routes, I can't tell which types of motorways (i.e. A##, E#, S# etc.) are safe to ride on. Is there a consistent rule I should follow in terms of sticking to major/minor roads? I don't much enjoy riding on interstates here.
3) Is Bologna-Ravenna something I can do in one day, given #2 above?
4) Any other general advice would be much appreciated.