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by AndrewClark
2 Jul 2009, 9:28pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Vancouver to San Francisco - I made it
Replies: 6
Views: 376

Re: Vancouver to San Francisco - I made it

I did Seattle to San Francisco in May. Lots of rain in Washington state but Oregon & California were superb. A wonderful trip.

Braz, no 12 lane freeways. A few bits of 101 were like busy English dual carriageways, but mostly the roads were good.
by AndrewClark
2 Jul 2009, 9:24pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: cycle across australia
Replies: 16
Views: 1273

Re: cycle across australia

2 books you might like to read before you go. Plenty of others in the Amazon links as well. Cold Beer & Crocodiles - a circumnavigation of Australia http://www.amazon.co.uk/Cold-Beer-Crocodiles-Bicycle-Australia/dp/0792263650/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1246565923&sr=8-1 Discovery...
by AndrewClark
17 Jan 2009, 10:50am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Do BA still accept bikes in the CTC polythene bag ?
Replies: 9
Views: 3362

Poly bag & pipe lagging is my normal method as well,, then I can just ride away from the airport. Sometimes I leave the pipe lagging on the main triangle in situ for the tour. I've had to argue about it a few times, mainly on Easyjet and the last time I flew via Manchester they walked the bike t...
by AndrewClark
12 Jan 2009, 5:28pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Do BA still accept bikes in the CTC polythene bag ?
Replies: 9
Views: 3362

Just received the following from BA: Q:Hello, I will be flying to Seattle via Heathrow on 30/04/9 and returning from San Francisco on 29/05/08 I will be travelling with a bicycle. Your website http://www.britishairways.com/travel/bagsport/public/en_gb gives pictures of bikes in a variety of bags. I ...
by AndrewClark
10 Jan 2009, 12:36pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Do BA still accept bikes in the CTC polythene bag ?
Replies: 9
Views: 3362

Do BA still accept bikes in the CTC polythene bag ?

I'm flying with BA to Seattle in May, riding down to San Francisco then flying home. Previously I've always used the "big poly bag" with lots of pipe lagging and had no problems. BA now has pictures of various bike bags, big poly bags are not amongst them. Can anyone confirm if BA still ac...
by AndrewClark
17 Oct 2007, 8:21pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Lights - yawn - yet again! Electron / L&M / Lumicycle???
Replies: 27
Views: 4272

I've just ordered a Fenix L2D CE and 2 of the TwoFish fittings (1 bar, 1 helmet) from https://www.fenix-store.com. They do free delivery from the US. $71 for the lot.

Hoping to use this to supplement 2 x Cateye EL-530's.
by AndrewClark
17 Oct 2007, 8:01pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Spanninga SPXba Mudguard mount LED lamp
Replies: 10
Views: 1711

I used to have a Cateye AU100BS on my rear mudguard until I smashed it. How does the Spanninga compare to this for brightness & visibility ?
by AndrewClark
8 Jun 2007, 10:35pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Flying With Stoves on Easyjet / Liverpool Airport
Replies: 13
Views: 4146

Thirdcrank,

I've flown with Easyjet several times. They have always been OK, apart from the time I got back to Liverpool and my bike ended up in Bristol....

:roll:

I've had no problems myself with stoves. Just trying to make sure that good luck continues!
by AndrewClark
8 Jun 2007, 8:59pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Flying With Stoves on Easyjet / Liverpool Airport
Replies: 13
Views: 4146

I'm talking about checked luggage, i.e. in the hold. I'll probably fork out £12 for a new Trangia burner and take it through in it's packaging. Other option is to hit the nearest Decathalon when I arrive. A few quotes from other sites (some from last year, most recent from May. "My luggage and ...
by AndrewClark
8 Jun 2007, 5:15pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Flying With Stoves on Easyjet / Liverpool Airport
Replies: 13
Views: 4146

No, it's the stoves themselves. Lots of people reporting that stoves of all types have been refused on board aircraft. Other people reporting that they've had no problems. Hence I'm hoping CTC could use any contacts they made with Easyjet & other airlines re the carriage of bikes to get a defini...
by AndrewClark
6 Jun 2007, 8:03pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Flying With Stoves on Easyjet / Liverpool Airport
Replies: 13
Views: 4146

Flying With Stoves on Easyjet / Liverpool Airport

I've taken my stove with me on several airlines including Easyjet in the past. Last year I began to read accounts of walkers/climbers/cyclists having stoves refused when checking in for Easyjet flights. This seemed to be especially prevelant at Liverpool John Lennon. As I'm flying to France for 2 we...