I'm trying to figure out how I'm going to get myself and my bike and all my gear down there to Panama City Beach.
One method is to drive my minivan. Two days sitting on my butt on the road each way, mega-gallons of gas (1860 miles round-trip = $200+ for gas), a couple of nights in motels on the way, a couple vacation days for my husband minding the girls, fatigue when I get there. And oh yeah, then re-installing the baby seats when I get home (the girls and husband are staying HOME).
OR the other method: I can ship my bike and a bag of gear (helmet, bike shoes, wetsuit, pedals) with TriBike Transport for $235, fly down with two days later departure from the airport that's fifteen minutes from my home, arrive well-rested, pick up a rental car, and pick up my bike at the race venue all ready to go. Do the race, and fly back the next afternoon and sleep off the soreness in my very own bed.
Why am I even thinking twice about this?
Update: Decision made. That didn't take long.
Total: $235.00 USD
Item/Product Name: Bike Transport to Ironman
Item/Product Number: 2006_imfl
DC/virginia_fallschurch_bonzai: Felt S25 tribike yellow
Buyer: NANCY TOBY
Message: To Ironman Florida, Panama City Beach, Nov. 4, 2006