We start our tour in less than two weeks out of Astoria, Oregon, so it was time to box up the bikes and ship them out to a bike shop in Astoria. Otherwise, we would have to pay the outrageous airline fairs for a bike, and then somehow get them from Portland out to Astoria.
Mike's beast looking like it will look when we are on the tour. I broke it down from here.
Two bikes in the boxes and the front wheels in a third box, Normally, the bikes and wheels will all fit in one box, but with the touring bikes, the racks, and the fenders, we needed an auxiliary box for the overflow.