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Old 02-23-19, 08:40 PM
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Bike Assembly Tools at Nelson Airport, NZ

Just passing through Nelson last week. Noticed the Park Tools available for use outside the airport terminal. What a good idea.
I would imagine most bike tourers would have their own tools but the bike stand and track pump was a nice touch.
Very, very pretty part of the world.

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There is also a bike work station at PDX airport (Portland, Oregon).
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Yeah Nelson area is gorgeous. That is really cool. There's a growing cycle tourism industry down south and I think stuff like this is great.
Cycle tourism is particularly healthy for the country because instead of driving through small towns and loading up in supermarkets, people on bikes will actually spend money in all the little places most people ignore and that really need it.
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^ Not to mention the friendly-ness involved in bike touring, not just being another car barreling through, clogging up the roadway and polluting the place. I've seen a good number of vacationing jackasses in my time being dicks to hotel and restaurant folk. They're always clearly not the type to be bike touring. I've never experienced anything but a friendly vibe from a bike tourer. I know if I lived and worked in a place where people were interested in visiting, I'd Much rather have the folks on bikes.
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Originally Posted by 3speed
I've seen a good number of vacationing jackasses in my time being dicks to hotel and restaurant folk. They're always clearly not the type to be bike touring.
Unfortunately, there are bike touring jerks as well. I've camped with a few. One incident I read about resulted in a church located along a remote stretch of ACA's Trans Am route discontinuing its policy of allowing cyclists to spend the night there. Someone from the church wrote a letter to ACA after the incident, The latter explained that there were a few simple rules cyclists had to follow. Nothing a courteous person wouldn't do anyway. While the letter did not give details as to what happened, it sounded like a small group of guests broke some rules in an egregious manner.

And don't get me started on sunglasses and wallets going missing. Some who have been around this forum for a while will remember what I am referring to.
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Keflavik in Iceland has a couple of those in a repurposed shipping container in the parking lot. Makes assembly nice.
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