The start was uneventful being at the gate a hour early. Then I notice that I did not have my jacket. As Scotland is a bit cold I headed back to the truck. Waiting for the bus to long term parking I remembered I put the key is in checked luggage and with any good tool for breaking into the truck. I did have mechanical pencil. Ripping the little metal clip off side off the pencil I had my tool. It took ten second in camper shell lock for it to open and I had access to my spare key. Thanks Bill for showing me years ago the camper shell locks are worthless and almost any key can open them. Got back to security and there was a full queue and a very long wait. Tried the north security line and there was no queue. So I made it as they were boarding my group. Dallas I had to run across the airport to get my connection and made it for the last call for boarding. OJ taught us how to get through airport when the planes are late 30 years ago and nothinghas changed.
My worries of luggage and bike making it there were unfounded. Only took a hour to put all the parts back on the frame. Found that the rear disc brakes no longer line up with tire. So I pulled them as the frame may have been bent. Two brakes is such a luxury any way.I did keep on trying to use them as I rode into Edinburgh at sunset. Kept loosing the bike route and my way. Got on a main road finally and followed it to the city center. Spotted the castle on hill and I had found my way. Police stopped me three blocks from the hostel for not having a headlight.
I walked as I could not remember where any of my lights were in my gear. Hostel had no good place to put my bike even though they advertised on bike touring web site. It is 3:30 am and someone is sing New York, New York. May have not picked the best hostel as the singer has picked up backup singers.
12.5 mile day
Love & kisses