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Old 15 Mar 2001
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Bikeswap required, Holiday in NZ???

My wife and I require a bike, pref BMW R1100GS, to tour UK and Europe, flying into Manchester late july, for a 2 month holiday, We have BMW panniers, but to have them supplied with a topbox as well would be better, as we intend to do a lot of camping and require the extra luggage capacity. We have looked at shipping our 1997 R11GS over, but the exchange rate has killed that dream. I know that they are very expensive to hire, so we would even consider hiring a privatly owned bike at a reduced rate if anybody would be willing. In exchange I am prepared to offer our bike to the swappee (conditions to be discussed), if they should wish to tour New Zealand. This certainly appears to be a way to get around the expense of freight, registration and insurance.If you are aware of anybody willing, please advise, also need to know if there is such a thing as aswap group on the net.

Regards, Dave
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Dave, sorry I can't help out on the bike hire part part, but if your planning a trip to Gods biking heaven, then I and my fiancee' Adele would love to meet up with yourself and your other half. We live in Edinburgh and have toured the best road's and camped in the best countryside in Scotland on many occasions. We are touring Europe in the first two weeks of August, taking in Belgium, Holland, Germany, Luxemburg, France and Hopefully nothern Italy but will be back in Edinburgh on the 12th August.
If you are going to be around Edinburgh / Scotland after the 12th August then please feel free to get in touch with us. We would be more than happy to help out with touring routes and top camp sites for you to visit.
Good luck and happy biking,
Brian & Adele
Email: brianmoore@talk21.com

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The answer to your bike swap desires can be found at Trans-Atlantic Bikeshare: www.bikeshareworld.com

We've borrowed in the states, and the UK. There are members are in USA, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand.


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I have a Japenese version of a BMW r80 a (1991 VX-800) shaft
drive V twin Suzki for ride exchange, rent or sale. You can ride/ferry down the
Alcan 4+ days & drop off on west coast or in San Jose, Calif.
There are about 7 micro brewerys in
Anchorage & @ least 2 have free weekly tasting tours, Arorua Boralis &
Midnight Sun.
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