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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 01-20-2009, 02:11 PM Thread Starter
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Looks like I'm heading out to AZ soon and plan on renting a bike. Any tips?

How does one bring gear, or do you rent while out there? I can imagine helmets are cumbersome on a plane and I don't want to pay extra just to have it heave hoed around a cargo bin.

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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 01-20-2009, 02:14 PM
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Pack it up in a box and send it UPS.

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Wear it. In light of the recent landing techniques used by the airlines you feel it is substantiated.

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Wear it. In light of the recent landing techniques used by the airlines you feel it is substantiated.
Still safer than driving if she doesn't wear it.

What else you thinking about taking? I would do what Dave said if your case doesn't already have a strap like that.
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You guys crack me up!

I plan on bringing my mesh & gloves(Suitcase) but the helmet is a mystery.

Can it technically be considered a hat? lol

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I think it would be considered one of the "personal" items you are allowed to bring in addition to your one carry on. Check with your airline to make sure.
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I just did this a couple months ago, flew to LA with full leathers, helmet, gloves.... It's not to bad, get a large duffle bag for your leathers, gloves, camel back, etc, use a helmet bag with the rope on it and toss it around your shoulder/neck so it can't go anywhere, tuck that back behind you like a back pack, put the duffle bag on your roller bag and head out.

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PS: i did my helmet as a carry on item, no way i'm trusting the baggage people with it.

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I made my gear and helmet fit in the bag. No problems. If anything take a small carry on to put other crap in if need be. It made to San Diego and back no problems.


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eJ has it right.....


Stuff the gear in a bag and check it.

Carry the helmet on, don't trust those baggage foo's with it.


They make helmet bags for carrying just this sort of thing.



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post #13 of 17 (permalink) Old 01-20-2009, 04:09 PM
 
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I have the scorpion bags for my helmets. Very nice indeed and they have a connection where you can add a shoulder strap. My new AGV doesn't fit 100% though because the air diversion thing on the top back kinda sticks up too high, but it zips closed 95% of the way and can still be carried.
I would do that.
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Gear bag FTW.

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Thanks guys, I now have a game plan

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Hopefully you're going around the same time I am- I'd love to meet up for a ride. I've got at least three other people who'll be riding with me.

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