Tuesday, May 3, 2011

It's gonna get . . .

Is it gonna get better before it gets worse?  or worse before it gets better?

Goodness, I can't believe how much I need to get done this week, the week before I leave.  I have been so busy, that I haven't really been keeping track of how close I really am.  I finished making my Panniers from buckets. . . .  ugh!  For the amount of money I spent on the "homemade" version, I could have purchased professionally made Panniers.  But there's no turnin' back now.

I have decided to take the trike with me on the plane and not ship anything.  The only uncertanty with that is how much I will be charged to take it.  It's either $50 or $100.  On the airline's website it says:

Non-motorized bicycles, including Bike Friday and Co-Pilot, will be accepted in substitution of a free piece of checked baggage at no additional charge provided the bicycle is properly packaged and the box containing the bicycle fits within the 62-inch sizing limit and weighs 50 pounds or less. (Maximum weight is 50 pounds and maximum size is 62 inches (length + width + height per checked piece of luggage.) The handlebars, kickstand, and pedals must be removed and placed inside the box. A $50.00 each-way charge applies to bicycles that don't meet the above criteria. Bicycles packaged in a cardboard box or soft-sided case will be transported as a conditionally accepted item.

So, to me, that sounds like I will end up paying $50.  But, I called the airline and they said that I would be charged $50 for having a bike box and $50 because it is bigger than their 62 inch limit.  

But, I can't really think about that now because I need to get back to work.

1 comment:

  1. Max, I'm excited for you and your adventure. I'm rather jealous. I've always thought it would be awesome to kick everything to the wind and bike across the country. I am excited for your updates and hope you have a blast. Best of luck and if you need any help with last minute stuff, let me know.