Jun 212015
 
So, this Sunday was the day for packing up the bike. The coming week I will have to take the other horse to work, the one with a little built-in help up the hills ... Yesterday I gave the bike a good checkup and finally decided to leave the new Almotion tires on since they are really light and run smoothly. Protection level is lower than with the Marathon Tour Plus tires, but I've got two spare tubes and can repair as well ... After turning the handlebar by 90 degrees and lowering it by turning it downward and after taking off the pedals and the mirror - which where both carefully stored in a bag on the bike itself together with the necessary tools so I won't have to look for parts  at the airport in Vancouver - I wrapped the bike in bubble foil for protection and  in order to prevent it from moving forwards or backwards I pulled the rear brake fast with an expander I need anyhow for the bags. For transport in Munich Airport I'll use the old board with wheels (might be a 'dolly' in English) .. In Vancouver I'll just pull the bike out of the carton .... and take the train to the city - the 'Canada-Line' which since 2010 charges an extra fare of 5$ especially and only for people who arrive at the airport ...;). But then, riding to town with jetlag in my head won't be an alternative .... Speaking of airports: Just this morning I heard that Lufthansa flight attendents might be going on strike these days. Let's hope my flight won't be affected ... Great so here comes!
Bike getting ready for the carton ...

Bike getting ready for the carton ...

Necessary items on board

Necessary items on board

all bubbly ...

all bubbly ...

 
Weight is at 22 kilos with packaging

Weight is at 22 kilos with packaging

... and it fits! Great!

... and it fits! Great!

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