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Old 17-07-2011, 12:15   #1
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Favorite Mode of Transportation Once Ashore

How do you prefer to get around?
Assuming there is no public transportation, do you walk, carry a fold up bike on board and bring it with you in the dink?
how about a foldable scooter?
thoughts please....
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Old 17-07-2011, 12:24   #2
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Re: FAVORITE MODE OF TRANSPO ONCE ASHORE

so far i have found excellent public transportation.i also have a normal mountain bike for use when i neeed to go where no one has gone before.
if in east coast of baja, i think a burro is a good idea, but they dont stow well......
i didnt like the tiny fold ups for use in long distance riding--is a pita.
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Old 17-07-2011, 12:39   #3
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Re: FAVORITE MODE OF TRANSPO ONCE ASHORE

Full size bicycle works real good. I like biking because we can do things at our pace, not some one else schedule.

Like Zee posted, most areas have public transportation.
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Old 17-07-2011, 13:29   #4
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Re: FAVORITE MODE OF TRANSPO ONCE ASHORE

lightweight older trek racing bike. I have an everyday backpack and a huge one for hauling laundry around. The lightweight handles easily on and off the dinghy and rides with minimal effort making longer rides easier. Stows below when underway
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Old 17-07-2011, 14:27   #5
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Re: FAVORITE MODE OF TRANSPO ONCE ASHORE

I had a folding electric scooter that folded up like a baby stroller. It was nearly all aluminum and weighed about 30 pounds. I used it alot on the ICW for a few years but old it and got a 50cc gas scooter with bigger wheels that I use around the marina.
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Old 18-07-2011, 07:08   #6
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Re: Favorite Mode of Transportation Once Ashore

The folding electric kind is what I was thinking of.
Do you remember how much it weighed?
Could you manage it by yourself?
Did it stow away easily?
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Old 18-07-2011, 10:26   #7
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Re: Favorite Mode of Transportation Once Ashore

Walk. If there is a bike and if it is safe to bike, I will gladly bike.

Boat life tends to weaken leg muscles, so I think walking is a good cross-training for our chosen life style.

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Old 18-07-2011, 11:18   #8
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Re: Favorite Mode of Transportation Once Ashore

I have a Segway.


A compact folding Motorbike 1000cc

That new folding plane/car

And I am buying the last Space Shuttle.

They are for when I am too lazy to walk.



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Re: Favorite Mode of Transportation Once Ashore

In the Caribbean, just catch the local "dollar buses", 16 passenger vans crammed with friendly locals that run just about anywhere you want to go. You can chat up the locals to find the best places to shop.
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Re: Favorite Mode of Transportation Once Ashore

I am with Barnakiel on this one--walk to get the leg muscles back in trim.
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Re: Favorite Mode of Transportation Once Ashore

In Mexico, public transportation is usually pretty reliable... we kept a couple of full size mountain bikes for short trips to the store and off road adventures. Took off the wheels and they stored pretty compactly for coastal cruising trips. Tried a folding type but found it uncomfortable except for very short trips... Capt Phil
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Re: Favorite Mode of Transportation Once Ashore

We tried carrying bikes for a while. They work great from a dock but having to drag them ashore in the dinghy and back was a hassle and really not worth it. In places like the Bahamas, you need a license for a bike or scooter to bring it ashore and ride it. They rust, take up room on deck and in our opinion are just not worth it. We walk a lot, but if the distances are too far to walk, there is always public transportation available or a friendly native willing to give us a ride. We gave the bikes away after our first year out. Chuck
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I agree about the leg muscles as well. What I was concerned with was the scenario when the stores are too far to walk and you don't want to carry what you buy back to the boat.
Moitessier did yoga during the golden globe race. It's gotta stave off the atrophy.
Good suggestions and insights though. Thank you very much for the input.
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Re: Favorite Mode of Transportation Once Ashore

I have a full size folding bike, Montague brand. I gift from a good friend's brother. Their father is a pilot and the bike spent time behind the back seat of his airplane.

Rides like a normal well built road bike. Stores easily in my cockpit locker and comes out without moving anything around. Very light weight, too.

I've only used it from the dock so far. I haven't had an opportunity/need to dinghy ashore with it yet. Using it almost daily in Carrabelle, FL right now and it is serving me well.

I do walk as well, but enjoy exploring farther on the bike also. There is no public transportation where I've used it except the St. Petersburg area before I set off on my first journey afloat.

I have no money invested in this transportation experiment and only a few months of use but I'm happy so far.
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What I was concerned with was the scenario when the stores are too far to walk and you don't want to carry what you buy back to the boat.
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Then its like a passage. You need to plan your provisions and get to some anchorge with Tpt to re-stock.
It can be a pain in a delightful but remote anchorage.
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