Saturday, January 26, 2013

One week until California!

One week until Califonia
My last Saturday in Leiden...

Next Saturday!
 

7 comments:

  1. Hi Alicia. I've enjoyed reading your view of cycling in the Netherlands these last few years.I hope you keep blogging in California. Hopefully you will be allowed to still get around without a helmet.

    Happy moving,

    Ian
    Melbourne

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    1. Hi Ian, Thank you! I hope so too...

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  2. So have I - good luck. It'll be interesting to see how California compares (in terms of cycling)!

    Jme
    Cambridge UK

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    1. Hills! I think it will be fun. Thank you! :)

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  3. Hey Alicia,
    isn't cold and dark the right winter experience? I think subtropical weather is overrated...
    How many bikes are you shipping? I see you're taking the Brompton and the Kona.
    I think you should take along a box of bike bells. In my experience Americans find bike bells very amusing.
    Is the Brompton in a Brompton case, or did you find some other case that fits?
    Well, if it fit in your hand luggage you could cycle down the aisles =)
    Anyway, I hope things will go as planned.
    And I will soon be reading about lycra-less cycling in California.
    Veel geluk und guten Flug!

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    1. I shipped the Kona via sea freight in a giant box, only taking the front wheel off. It arrived a few days ago- My vintage Koga-miyata was fully disassembled and I took it in a smaller box on a flight over christmas to Iowa. From there, it is being shipped to California... and I hope to find a good mechanic to help me put it back together again!
      I have a large suitcase that just fits the Brompton. It's not a special suitcase or specially made for the Brompton. Once inside, the whole thing is just under the weight limit. I'm paying for it as a second bag, rather than as a bicycle (56 euros vs. 100 euros).
      Thanks for the wishes! Cycling without lycra indeed. :)

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    2. Ah, that's interesting. So the American Kona has sailed back home. Must have been a strange feeling, thinking of your bike going over the Atlantic somewhere.
      I would like to see pictures of your Koga-Miyata jigsaw puzzle. In various degrees of assembledness.

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