SEA TO SHINING SEA: Shipping out
Fed Ex will be picking up the bicycles on Tuesday this week and shipping them out to Bikes and Beyond in Astoria, Oregon. I used an outfit called shipbikes.com and a special box they call their AirCaddy. The box is specifically designed for shipping bicycles including a metal plate in the bottom where you mount the front forks, after removing the front wheel. All pretty slick.
The folks at Bikes and Beyond will put the seat, handlebars and racks back in position. We will carry our packed panniers on the airplane with tent, cooking stuff, rain gear, electronics, sandals and other stuff to survive with for the next three months. 50 pounds plus the weight of the bike. It's a Salsa Vaya 2 touring bike with fatter and more treaded tires than road bikes.
More tomorrow. Lots of details to take care of.
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