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.