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    Crossing the ocean

    How do you folks cross the ocean with a trike ?
    I'm looking at touring canada then straight over to europe. I would really like to travel by ship if possible, securing port to port work or something to minimise my costs. I was just wondering though about packing a trike up and making sure it shows up on the other end. Are airports or ships generally good with large items like that ? What do you have to do to ready your gear for travel ?
    Assume you've just finished a long tour and you don't have a bike box etc.

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    Some recumbents are suitcase packable (e.g., Cruzbike Quest and its 451 wheels fits in a Samsonite 31" suitcase). For larger bikes, you can bring them along, too. It just costs (a lot) more money.
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    Hmm, have you found CGOAB yet? There is a blogger there who writes about having his trike shipped across in the hold as he worked his fare. His experience was positive according to the read.
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    Quote Originally Posted by punkncat View Post
    Hmm, have you found CGOAB yet? There is a blogger there who writes about having his trike shipped across in the hold as he worked his fare. His experience was positive according to the read.
    I haven't searched through it extensively yet, I'll have to take a look. That's the kind of arrangement I'm thinking about though. The biggest vessel I've ever been on is the 'Blue Nose 2' for a short ride, its the ship on the Canadian dime. I think it would be awesome !
    If I can pack it down into a suitcase as mentioned below, there shouldn't be any freight fees

    Quote Originally Posted by cplager View Post
    Some recumbents are suitcase packable (e.g., Cruzbike Quest and its 451 wheels fits in a Samsonite 31" suitcase). For larger bikes, you can bring them along, too. It just costs (a lot) more money.
    I'll be getting a 2013 catrike trail, the frame is the biggest part, Ill have to see how far It breaks down when it arrives. Come to think of it, I do have a pretty huge suitcase, I wonder if I could pack clothes and camp gear around it and what would they say at the x-ray machine
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    Senior Member Atophy's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by punkncat View Post
    There is a blogger there who writes about having his trike shipped across in the hold as he worked his fare.
    Which article was it ? Theres so many to read through !
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    Lol, I have no idea. I have been reading over there for the past couple of months. I started with the filter "trikes" and just started picking random tours to read. IIRC it was one of the high hit counts and had a couple of stars.
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    To cross the ocean with my trike I would get a really long snorkel tube.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rydabent View Post
    To cross the ocean with my trike I would get a really long snorkel tube.
    why not one of these ? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=85O3jHNx4QU
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    atophy

    I would love to have one of those. And I wouldnt get as wet as I would using a snorkel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by punkncat View Post
    IIRC it was one of the high hit counts and had a couple of stars.
    If you run across it again throw me a link I was lookin for a few hours and got nothin
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