Before you leap to the conclusion that we were total idiots trying to fly with bikes let me point out that these are not lightweight carbon fibre road bikes. They are sturdy aluminium framed mountain bikes - and we have flown them before. Earlier this year we took them to New Zealand without incident - (click here for my blog post on 'Queenstown and the Flying Bicycles').
Thanks to a couple of helpful guys at the Giant Bikes shop in Denver the bike has been repaired enough (hopefully) to last us for the next six weeks touring and cycling in the US. Their first reaction was that D needed a new bike. However having wrecked one almost new bike we were not inclined to give AA and QANTAS the chance to punish another one. At least I know what to get D for his birthday now!
|Have bikes will travel.|
|Cherry Creek Trail, Denver.|
Note: I don't accept money or other rewards for anything I write in this blog. I've given the Giant Bike shop in Denver a plug because Giant are great bikes and the guys were so helpful.
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13 June 2014