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Old 11-08-13, 12:37 AM   #1
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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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Old 11-08-13, 06:41 AM   #2
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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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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

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