1/11/07 Well, the trip began as the usual HK adventure…. $125 for the bike!! Hey, can’t you stuff those extra wheels in the jumbo bag, says the very cool checkmen. Of course, HK gives it a go, and believe this, the guy appreciated the effort so much that he said, No charge. Yippee, now to repack the mess upon the floor. Hurry before they change their minds. Sorry, no upgrade Mr K. Ten hours to London, start counting.
Safe in London, making the long corridor walks to the connection. There is only one neat stack of bins for the next security being handed out one by one, quickly filled by the anxious one in line before you have even removed your shoes. Not to worry as the curt British politeness has managed the impediment.
i TRIED TO DRIVE THIS AWAY, BUT I COULDN'T GET IT STARTED.