If you decided to start off commuting to operate utilizing a bicycle congratulations: the planet, your wallet, your overall health all will thank you sooner or later.
Bikes on trains inside Switzerland: You have to purchase a one particular-day Bike Card for CHF 18 at a station or on-line at When you have a Swiss Bike Card, bikes are allowed in the luggage van on practically all Swiss domestic trains, see the Swiss rail internet site for specifics (use the site map and look for ‘bicycle’). There are a handful of trains that don’t take bikes, if you use the journey planner at these will be shown with a crossed-out bike symbol. Bike spaces need to be reserved in summer (March-November) when utilizing ICN tilting trains.
I lastly made it there. As I reached for the door, panic swept more than me and for a split second I freaked out. What if the door is locked? Closed following six? Some sick joke the universe was about to play on me to kill all my hopes and dreams of just making use of a toilet alternatively of a bush or my shorts. The panic was also brought on by the fact that I had about three seconds ahead of all hell would break loose in front of families playing baseball. To say I was relieved when the door was indeed unlocked would be a vast understatement.
The B&W case is good in that it fits the Brompton so specifically that there is no room for the bike to move around inside. At the exact same time, the nature of the folded shape allows stuffing the case with other (soft!) things. I packed all of my clothing, as effectively as 2 pairs of footwear into this case in addition to the bike, rolling each and every piece up and stuffing it into a crevice. The total weight was just beneath the Aer Lingus checked baggage limit. The size of the hard case fits Aer Lingus’s checked baggage parameters.
This is a great selection for someone who wants to get off the concrete and onto some trails. It has clearance and rugged capability that other bikes can only dream of. It has 29-inch wheels, which gives a higher top end speed and more capacity to clear rocks and debris. The rims are double walled Weinmann brand, quite strong, with enormous Wolverine tires that can carry you across just about something.