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Sandman-bm

Regular
Location
Brighton
My interest in recumbents has been an itch I have had for many years and 4 years ago decided to build one to take part in the London to Brighton BHF ride. which I did manage, even riding up the beacon !!!!!!
since then I have built a few others and done a couple of trips to the Netherlands, you cant imagine the pleasure I had touring on a home built trike. my current builds (3 identical frames are E assist) and if all goes well a short trip to Holland then next year the BIG trip to Finland. I have waffled enough
regards
john
 

Mad Doug Biker

Bikeoholics Anonymous
Location
Craggy Island
Hello!!
 

Dogtrousers

Kilometre nibbler
The big trip to Finland. Whereabouts in Finland are you hoping to end up and which way are you going?

I will never cycle to Finland I know, but planning trips there, poring over maps of an evening is something I like to do as a kind of daydream.
I did once travel from Normandy to Rovaniemi by train and ferry (via Paris, Berlin, Rostok and Helsinki) so much better than flying. But a bit slower.
 

raleighnut

Legendary Member
Location
On 3 Wheels
:welcome: If you are planning a trip to Finland take plenty of money, its fricking expensive there. (I went out with a Finnish girl and she couldn't believe how cheap Britain was)
 
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Sandman-bm

Regular
Location
Brighton
Thanks for the warm welcome everyone,
No route planned as yet, as I have a habit of departing from planned routes and meander ^_^. although Helsinki is the destination I do fancy a dap across the water to Tallinn to visit the KGB museum there.
No need to tell me of the cost, last trip 25 euros for 2 glasses of wine!!!!!!! needed a brandy to get over the shock but decided I probably couldn't afford it :laugh:
My current trikes are one own design and a modified AZ Streetfox
I am not surprised that Brighton has more than normal share of recumbents after all its a city known for its acceptance of those that don't conform to what might be normal, whatever that may be.
regards
John 'O Gin Palace
 

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Mrs M

Guru
Location
Aberdeenshire
Hello :welcome:
 
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Sandman-bm

Regular
Location
Brighton
Norway may be expensive but last time I took my boat to Dieppe and back to brighton cost £1200 in fuel :cursing: but it did it very very quickly,so I may tolerate the odd hotel
 
My interest in recumbents has been an itch I have had for many years and 4 years ago decided to build one to take part in the London to Brighton BHF ride. which I did manage, even riding up the beacon !!!!!!
since then I have built a few others and done a couple of trips to the Netherlands, you cant imagine the pleasure I had touring on a home built trike. my current builds (3 identical frames are E assist) and if all goes well a short trip to Holland then next year the BIG trip to Finland. I have waffled enough
regards
john
Welcome John.
 
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