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meeleend 5 May 2008 06:34

Packing before travelling
 
:welcome:1. If you are traveling with someone, pack half your clothes in his bag, and carry half his in your luggage. Then if one bag gets lost, you at least have half your things.
2. Wear or carry your bulky clothes on the flight if possible, rather than packing them, to create extra space in your bag.
3. Make a list of items you are taking and check them off as each item is packed.
4. Insert your name and address inside your baggage.
5. Put liquids in plastic containers, not glass. They aren't as heavy and are not as likely to break. And then place those containers inside plastic zipper bags.
7. Put small things in the toes and heels of your shoes.
8. Place shoes at the bottom of the case where the hinges are. They will stay in place and not shift clothing around by their weight. In fact, all heavy items should be placed there.
9. Don't roll belts; place them just inside walls of your bags, running around the circumference. They will take less room this way.
10. Less room is used if cosmetics, medications, etc., are placed in a zipper plastic bag and then transferred to regular cosmetic bag (which you have folded and placed in the bag) after you arrive at your destination.
11. Shoes should be packed in shoe mittens or an old pair of socks to protect other clothes from being soiled. :scooter:

Redboots 5 May 2008 19:06

You MUST be female...:innocent:

John

Indoors 5 May 2008 20:55

No, just somebody trying to plug their own website.

KennyE 5 May 2008 22:26

I try not to wear blouses when I'mon an extended bike trip- really messes up my image!!:mchappy:

palace15 5 May 2008 23:00

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Originally Posted by Indoors (Post 188167)
No, just somebody trying to plug their own website.

That can be the only explanation for this thread, we should inform her that 'we' pack our gear into panniers and don't send them ahead on aeroplanes and they actually travel with us.that is unless she is talking about flying our bikes across oceans. Perhaps that website she is trying to get us to book trips with are going to offer sensible freight travel for our bikes. ...........but I think not!

Stephano 5 May 2008 23:15

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Originally Posted by Redboots (Post 188151)
You MUST be female...:innocent:

John

I've just had a male bike traveler staying with me who carries a travel iron! :eek3:

I didn't check his panniers for blouses...
Stephan

Alexlebrit 6 May 2008 11:10

I haven't worn a blouse since the late 80's and my New-Romantic phase, still they say the 80's are coming back. Mind you tip about splitting your stuff with your riding partner isn't such a bad one.

Stephano 6 May 2008 14:15

Twisting my melon man...
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Alexlebrit (Post 188244)
I haven't worn a blouse since the late 80's and my New-Romantic phase.

Alex!
No wonder you left the country... everyone else was wearing blouses in 1981; and just when Madchester was taking off and everyone was getting 'baggy' you were digging out the eye-liner... :blushing:

Yes, that is a good idea about splitting stuff.
Stephan

Alexlebrit 6 May 2008 17:22

Ahh OK it was early 80's then, I was a little chemically enhanced and forgot when it was.

djorob 8 May 2008 22:00

Ha ha.
 
Yes.
I always put my spare inner tubes with my frilly knickers and hair straighteners, That way I can look good whilst fixing punctures!

Frank Warner 9 May 2008 03:08

Half the luggage
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Alexlebrit (Post 188244)
Mind you tip about splitting your stuff with your riding partner isn't such a bad one.

Ah ... good - so you can survive on half your stuff. That saves carrying one bag. :)


"chemically enhanced " ... umm thought that was the 60s ..LSD and all that.

Alexlebrit 9 May 2008 07:35

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Originally Posted by Frank Warner (Post 188660)
Ah ... good - so you can survive on half your stuff. That saves carrying one bag. :)


"chemically enhanced " ... umm thought that was the 60s ..LSD and all that.

I can survive with just one pair of socks, one t-shirt, one pair of trousers and one pair of boxers yes, but I'd rather have two of each.

quastdog 9 May 2008 15:20

you guys should be ashamed of yourselves, turning a perfectly serious post into a butt of jokes.

Last time meeleend posts travel turdbits here!

DLbiten 10 May 2008 07:28

Oh we are!
I have bags of lipstick and meds in my boots right now as well as unmarked plastic bottils filled with liquid. Cut my boxes so theres hinges at the bottom and belts all around it. Just need to find some one to take half my kit so I will have it when I lose mine. Just like she said to. :innocent:

Jabez Clegg 10 May 2008 22:25

Good points with the packing, but personally I leave it to the wife, she is brilliant at it. this lady will travel light but well.
I am crap at packing clothes, bath bags,towels, etc
on the other hand I am rather good at packing tool kits, tyre levers, cookers, adjusting chains,changing oil, brake pads,folding tents up,strapping down for the ride,
It aint sexism its division of labour,
Trust me I,d rather be good at packing sometimes:thumbup1:


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