tips & tricks

 Though this web site is for bicycle riding, there are those moments of need when taking the bicycle on some mean of transport is a must. I’ve had some experience in doing this, and I figure it is best to share so others will be prepared for such an adventure.

 For having a look at other people's experiences you can see George Farnsworth's web page, where people's comments/experiences are made available.

 Taking bicycles in trains in the EU is generally an easy thing, since there is a regulation that obligates member states to provide this service. However it is not a simple matter, since this service is not equally, readily available in all EU countries. And this goes double for non EU countries.

 One main tip for taking a bicycle in the train, I can give is: always have some bungee cords or ropes to secure the bicycle so it does not move easily. Perhaps a good option that I've seen from bicycle riders in Germany is to have one of those long steel wires with a lock. This will both secure the bike from moving, but also from stealing. Though, I think one can chew off those wires easily, thus I would not put much trust in them in relation to theft in a train in e.g. Eastern Europe, or on a street.

Bicycle in a bus, I think, it is a nightmare for the bus driver. However, when in need, and no other available solution, there are ways to get the bicycle in the bus, no matter the regulations.

 This set of articles are provided to give directions and ideas on what to be on the lookout when choosing a new bicycle or upgrading the existing one. All the articles are written from my own personal knowledge and experience and the knowledge and experience of other bicycle riders that are dully acknowledged.

 Note that the focus is given to bicycle touring and not to other kinds of bicycle riding.

What one bicycle rider needs to consider to survive and get back home with the bicycle. Ok, perhaps this is too boldly said, but at least one should consider these things.