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Gear Talk / Dynamo lights on aircraft
« on: February 15, 2005, 07:19:14 am »
Can anyone tell me if there is a ban on taking dynamo lights on aircraft?
If not, should the dynamo be left on the bike or detached and carried in hand luggage. If the latter, a grenade shaped object with wires is sure to be spotted by the x-ray staff.
I can't actually see why there would be any danger but that doesn't mean they aren't restricted items.
Maybe I'm just over-cautious but I can do without having to buy a replacement on arrival, should it be confiscated.


Routes / Florida to California or vice-versa
« on: February 04, 2005, 07:34:36 am »
OK you may well catch up as I'll be making fairly leisurely progress at the start.


Routes / Florida to California or vice-versa
« on: October 11, 2004, 05:53:11 pm »
Many thanks for these responses. I have gone with my original plan and booked a flight to Jacksonville for 12th March.

Routes / Florida to California or vice-versa
« on: August 20, 2004, 07:29:05 am »

I've been planning to do St Augustine to San Francisco starting mid-March 2005 over 15 weeks. However reading various trans-US accounts I'm now wondering if I should do the trip the other way around due to prevailing winds.
The disadvantage is the main highlights for me are SF & Yosemite which would then be right at the start.
Also if going East-West I had been planning to do some more of California should I arrive early, but I'll feel under pressure to crack on with the main route if I start there.
How bad are these headwinds? And what are the other weather implications of travelling in the opposite direction - i.e. being in Florida in June instead of March.
I'd like to hear from anyone who has personal experience.

The route will roughly be a combo of Western Express-Grand Canyon-Southern Tier.

Thanks in advance for any advice.

Pete (Middlesex, UK)

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