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Routes / Northern Tier: West to East or East to West?
« on: April 18, 2018, 07:41:07 am »
Anyone done the Northen Tier and can say something about expected head-/tailwinds?

When I went across last time I went from SF to NY and everyone I met complained they had more headwinds than I did. I thought I had my fair share of headwinds aswell, but maybe they had it worse.

So, I love bicycle touring but hate headwinds. I hope therefore to get help picking the direction that would most likely give me more tailwinds than headwinds. My route will be Seattle - Philadelphia or Philadelphia - Seattle.

Thanx in advance!


General Discussion / Re: Fly a bicycle Sweden-US-Sweden
« on: April 06, 2010, 07:25:53 am »
Thank you all for your replies! I have decided to fly KLM - they will take the bike for 50 euro to go to the states and 50 dollars for the return trip. I am happy to read that you think I will find spare parts for my bike - I kind of guessed that I would, but someone suggested that I might not, so I thought Id better ask a few more people...

So, I will cross the states with my bike. I have contact with a local bike shop in SF, and I might well take my bike there and ask them to make sure I have put everything back the way they are supposed to be. I expect my bike to hold for the whole trip - if I didnt, I would never bring it to the States, but leave it in Sweden.

8 weeks to go... :-)

General Discussion / Fly a bicycle Sweden-US-Sweden
« on: February 20, 2010, 03:15:24 pm »

I am new here, so this topic MIGHT have been discussed before, but I did try out the Search field before writing this...

I am planning on bicycing from San Fransisco to Washington this summer (Western Express+parts of the Transamerican) but I need a bike to do so. I'd prefer to bring my Swedish bike to the states, but this seems to cost more then what I payed for my bike, and I am also concerned that I won't be able to find spare parts for this bike, if it would end up in San Fransisco broken.

Does anyone have experiences with flying between the states and Sweden (or at least, Europe), bringing a bike? Or with trying to get spare parts for a non-US bike?

I would be mighty grateful to any help...

Thank you in advance!


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