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Offline FlyRide

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Flying bikes from Europe
« on: June 09, 2011, 02:43:07 pm »
Hi All

Not sure if this should be here, maybe the mods can move it.

After lots of enquieries, emails, internet hunts etc, we eventually found someone who was prepared to fly our bikes back to Africa.  We chose Nairobi - becuase we're not done yet, and wanr more.
So, the bikes flew to Nairobi, from Schiphol, for a total cost of 1440.55 Euro.  Not, bad, we feel.  Will have to see what clearing costs are on the other side.
Bikes were allowed to fly with one third tank of fuel, and on pallets, which helped a lot.  We took the mirrors and screens off, bubble wrapped, then put cling wrap around them.

We used Jochem Stap, from Lift Freight Services, who was extremly professional.  Email - jochem at liftfreight.com or tel +31 (0) 20 6533322.  We highly recomend them!!!

See pics below!
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Re: Flying bikes from Europe
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2011, 02:46:44 pm »
You must have an awesome time. Any place where we can see an RR?
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Re: Flying bikes from Europe
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2011, 03:00:24 pm »
Larry you guy's are living a dream well done.  :thumleft:
Ride it like you stole it!

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Re: Flying bikes from Europe
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2011, 03:04:13 pm »
We have a blog - times makes it really tough to update all the forums etc, but for those that are interested - www   larrysharon  .  blogspot   .   com

Thanks, guys!  See you in August, TJ!
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Re: Flying bikes from Europe
« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2011, 03:05:12 pm »
We have a blog - times makes it really tough to update all the forums etc, but for those that are interested - www   larrysharon  .  blogspot   .   com

Thanks, guys!  See you in August, TJ!
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Re: Flying bikes from Europe
« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2011, 02:43:07 pm »
All done and dusted!!! ;D
We flew from Shiphol on Egypt Air, tickets were cheap enough - 380 Euro each, one way, to Cairo, then onto Nairiobi.  Only problem, we left at 4 pm, and got to Cairo at about 8.30, waited until 10, and landed again at 2.30.  So,sleep.  Then waited at Nairobi airport until 7.30, and got to Martin air by 8 am.
It took until 2.30 to get bikes clerared, using an agent - only way.  Cost of 290 USD total.  Not tooo bad.
Then, an hour to unwrap, and pack bags etc, and left the airport for Jungle Junction, 24 km.  Into Nairobi Friday pm traffic, and a thunderstorm!!!  Go to JJ at 6 pm, absolutely bushed!!

Now, head for home, slowly!!

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Re: Flying bikes from Europe
« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2011, 03:29:19 pm »
Enjoy and have a safe trip !!  :thumleft:
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