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    What is it about bikes and ferries?
    on: May 26, 2018, 06.18 am
    May 26, 2018, 06.18 am
    Why is a bike's happiest place aboard a ferry?

    The more stuff strapped to it, and with the more layers of clothing swaddling its people companion(s), the happier it is?

    Just look at a bike on a ferry -- the hound with its snout out the window of a car at speed -- quivering, twitching, tasting, in the present, but also with a barely contained expectancy

    The perfect smear of mustard on a bacon roll -- yes, I see the bike on a ferry

    A steamy hot shower after you've been toiling at god knows what with who the hells life or money or other sh*t in yer hands for hours on end -- yeah, that too

    It doesn't seem to matter to the bike if it is above or below decks

    And it doesn't seem to matter to the bikes if they go on first, or after all the cars and trucks

    Maybe they especially like it on those rare ferries when they get to filter at beginning or at end --

    I think so


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    Re: What is it about bikes and ferries?
    Reply #1 on: May 26, 2018, 07.32 am
    May 26, 2018, 07.32 am
    Mine seems happiest in the garage without my 250lbs plus gear on it.  :002: 
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    Re: What is it about bikes and ferries?
    Reply #2 on: May 26, 2018, 07.46 pm
    May 26, 2018, 07.46 pm
    My bike might be as happy as a pig in muck on the ferry but I’m certainly, not as my sea legs desert me even when I get in the bath.  :001:
    "The more the miles, the bigger the smiles"

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    Re: What is it about bikes and ferries?
    Reply #3 on: May 27, 2018, 06.55 am
    May 27, 2018, 06.55 am
    Same as that Dave. Ferry is very much a nessasary evil for our forthcoming trip.
    I’ll be happy once we’re back on terrafirma.


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    Re: What is it about bikes and ferries?
    Reply #4 on: May 28, 2018, 11.39 am
    May 28, 2018, 11.39 am
    I like you. You’re mad. More please.  :047:

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    Re: What is it about bikes and ferries?
    Reply #5 on: May 28, 2018, 09.44 pm
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    Hi you old sea dogs, for those that dont like the ferrys, :137:  heres my tip I learnt when I was a truck driver,,,(I use to hate the crossings) just lay down somewhere and you will have no seasickness !!! try it,  it works I can assure you Dave 56!! Hartley :008: :008:
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    Re: What is it about bikes and ferries?
    Reply #6 on: May 30, 2018, 12.22 am
    May 30, 2018, 12.22 am
     :0461: your spot on there Britinfrance.
    As when I first took the Spanish ferry in 2015 and having realised that while walking around the bobbing cork of a ferry that I wasn’t really drunk from the hips downwards, feeling real ropey I decided to retire to the cabin and spent the rest of the journey laid on the bunk but managed to retain the contents of my stomach for the rest of the cruise.
    So am I looking forward to the ferry in September........... no, not really.......! but boy what awaits upon arrival in Bilbao makes all the iffy tummy’s and legs with a mind of there own well worth it.  :028:
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    Re: What is it about bikes and ferries?
    Reply #7 on: May 30, 2018, 02.32 am
    May 30, 2018, 02.32 am
    Ferry berths? Nah, not for me

    Not after the overnight cross from Valdez to Ketchikan courtesy of that heaving tub the MV Malaspina -- threw us back and forth in the bunks so much we would've come out less bruised from a kickboxing tourney

    Not after the overnight cross from Brindisi to Corfu, when all the hot action was in the seats and you end up getting deposited in the middle of the night at that mosquito-infested terminal without so much as a fair thee well and rub the retsina where it itches, bub

    Nah -- stay awake and smell the diesel and the sea

     



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