Augest 8 2016
No problems getting to the airport. Just road the mountain bike into Boulder and across 22 miles). Drop it off at a friends where my boxed and gear was. Haul the 100 lbs of gear two blocks to the local bus which arrived just as I got there. Local bus gets me the half mile to the bus terminal. Clean sailing to the airport. The new arrangement at the airport has me carry the gear to the far end with no cart. Not impressed. Board says the plane is late. The Iceland Air staff says the plane is on time. We board a little late and then sit on the tarmac for forty minute. The board is right. Tried to sleep but had a kid hitting the screen behind the seat for hours. I ask the flight attendant to help and she went to the other end of the plane an hid. So arriving in Iceland near dawn with no sleep and no food I grab my stuff and head out. Standing outside the terminal wondering what I should do next I see the Bike Pit. Wheeling my gear over to it I find all the tools to put my bike back together. Thirty minutes later I have a working bike. A little while later gear is arrange for riding. The grab basket in the bike pit has fuel cartridges and tangerines. Bike box folded will not travel easily. Go back to the terminal and ask Icelandic air about bike bags. They say they have them. We will be checking back on how this turns out. Hope it is not loaded by the guy in Denver who bounce tested all the luggage being loaded on the plane.
|Bed off the front of the bike|
Love and kisses