Day One - The Trip Out

Trip Start Jun 02, 2008
Trip End Jun 26, 2008

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Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Good thing I don't believe in omens. Get to the airport this morning, aware that Delta has a policy allowing me one free bag but would charge extra for the bike. So the agent says it will be $150 for the bike (ouch) and $25 for the bag. So I asked what happened to the one free bag policy? He said it didn't apply because my first "bag" was a bike. I asked if we could make the small bag the first bag and therefore free. He said "Good idea" (I've got a million of them), but then charged me $175 anyways, saying the "system" made him do it. I argued for a moment and then decided, in the laid back spirit of this trip, to just head to the gate.

Then I get to San Diego, and find out that my bike is in San Francisco. Score - Delta 2, Me 0.

Tomorrow has got to be a better day!
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lkelley on

Off and Riding (Almost)
Hey There Jim,

Thanks for keeping me in the loop regarding your trip. Sounds like you are off and riding - almost, anyway. The Delta story is great - we've got a few to share ourselves. Best of luck to you these next few weeks - we're pulling for you!! I look forward to monitoring your progress. Take care and enjoy the ride!
Lori K.

dhimmler on

And Away You Go!
How exciting!

Good luck, have fun and be safe. Hopefully, your bike has found you :)

I am looking forward to vicariously traveling through your blog.

Your big sis

lsavicki on

Did you shop?
JimBob, certainly while you were waiting for your bike you shopped? You know for your wife and her friends, like a magnet or back scratcher : ) Seriously, best of luck on your personal endeavor, we are all pulling for you. Be safe and careful and we look forward to seeing and hearing of your progress- Lucy

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