Chasing Wheels (3)

Bike TravelMy largest concern travelling to France for the Etape final month was figuring out a way to travel with my bike. I wanted a case that would, most importantly, defend my bike. But I did not want to bring along a large, heavy, challenging case that would be a pain to lug around. I wanted one thing that I could move easily and that I could take onto a train or put into a taxi with minimal fuss. Primarily, like everything in cycling, I wanted some thing light and strong. I had heard about the Pika Packworks EEP case for a even though by means of some other cyclists and some of the online evaluations of the case have been quite favorable. So I decided to give it a attempt. And I am glad I did.

As for your safety concerns, Ladakh is maybe the safest place in India for even a lady even traveling on her own. Don’t be concerned. And you could book on spot and it will not be a difficulty. Even so if you are arranging to visit Pangong or Nubra in December, you must verify and book accommodation in advance as most of the camps and homestays are packed up due to extreme cold and meals availability is also restricted. Leh however is a fine spot with far more than sufficient comfy accommodation and fine meals all through the year.

There are a lot of sub-genres and specialty bikes becoming put with each other these days, such as downhill bikes. These are built for a distinct part, and they’re understandably more pricey. A downhill bike, for instance, needs effective brakes to cease you rapidly, and oversized front forks to absorb much more of the decline, which ups the price.

I contacted the owner/ builder, a guy named Mike regarding a acquire and we talked for a although. He has been making these bags for 15 years and claims other folks have been creating knockoffs. I never know whats what as for the history of this sort of bike bag but I was sold and bought one particular of his made in the USA bags. Anyway, long as I skirt the Airline Nazis I am pleased!

I purchased the Evoc Bike Travel Bag based on many evaluations from a variety of cycling websites. All gave this travel bag high marks. My encounter was a bit different. First, I also bought the aluminum frame for added assistance and confidence. Second, as one more reviewer stated, the straps that had been supposed to secure my bike didn’t really fit. For instance, my seatpost was many inches in front of the seatpost strap. I ended up wrapping the strap about the seatstay. Also, the frame pad barely fit around my prime tube and down tube. I would very advocate using pipe insulation (purchased at any hardware shop) to further defend the tubes on your bike.