By Jim Murphy and Elizabeth Clark
Our adventure to the 2018 CX Nats began weeks before, when we start to juggle the question of how to ship our bikes and equipment to/from Louisville safely and economically. We opted to go with a special-purpose shipping box called AirCaddy, and travel with them as checked baggage on Southwest Airlines due to their reasonable flight costs and the fact the bikes would only cost $75.
The AirCaddy box packages the bikes very nicely, but what you end up with is something that resembles a 6-foot tall wedge of cheese to wheel around the airport. This garners innumerous sideways glances and questions.