Monday, July 23, 2012

my bike travels'first'

To me,travelling without a bike is a little like flying without a book.Sure ,you can do it,but it's going to be a pretty dull experience.I'm spoiled rotten,I know it. Once the last piece of freight has passed through the stern door, on goes my little bike. I fold it up ,and if all goes to plan,it will be waiting for me at the next port.If not, then it's a free trip around the world and I'll see it again in three months time.

6 comments:

BB said...

I think that's lovely! Hmm . . . your bike is probably better travelled than me :-)

anniebikes said...

Nice photo. A bike going around the world on it's own paints some interesting imagery. Hopefully, you'll see it in the next port, just in time to do some cruising.

slow rpm said...

BB : even better would be if hotels provided treadlies for their customers. The 'Olsen' in Melbourne is the only chain I know of that do this,and kudos to them.

cheers,

Ian

slow rpm said...

Hi Ms Bikes!

There is quite a lot of'logistics' involved in this operation. Most of all, I rely on someone at the other end to take it off the ship and store it somewhere until I arrive. Most recently, it spent a week in the back of the foreman's 'ute'(ie pick-up) where the nut that holds the bike together rattled off. Being 'French threaded'I had to make a very dodgy repair with some help from the local hardware store.

Still,I count myself lucky to have such generous work mates!

cheers,

Ian

Chandra said...

Ian,
Beautiful shot and the rainbow makes it all the more special! Hope you get to go around the world with the bike, if the bike does.
Peace :)

slow rpm said...

Thanks Chandra. That would be something else,hey? Melb-Freo-Sin-Japan-Cina-Korea-US WC-Panama-US EC-Bremerhaven-Zeebruge-Southampton

Time to stop dreaming and get back to work!

Ian