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Flying with Wiggle Bags

No, that isn't a euphemism for anything, although I kind of wish it was.

For my first three "away" tours, we packed our bikes in cardboard boxes on this end, which were then discarded on that end, to be replaced with new cardboard boxes for bringing the bikes home at the end of the tour.  Sounds simple, but there were actually more complications and headaches than I wanted (because, who goes on vacation to have complications and headaches??).  My "Perils of Poor Planning" blog focused essentially on problems with packing and flying with the bikes.

There had to be a better way.

In 2018 I met a guy at my workplace (cheers, Keith S!) who tours regularly with his wife.  They've been touring together for years (I think he probably said decades).  She hand-made them custom bike bags that they fly with.  When they get to their destination, they unpack, stick the bike bags into their luggage, carry them along on tour, and then use them again to fly home.  Hmmmmmmm.…

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