SENDING BACK OLD YELLOW: Packaged up my bike and trailer, brought them to the post office this afternoon. Recall that the dimensions of the bike box just barely passed last time from Boulder. If it is more than 108 inches (length plus girth) then they charge $90 extra! Well, the (disgruntled?) USPS employee measured the length (38 inches) and then she measured the girth, and she came up with 70 1/4"! She then looked it up and she knew that 108" was the cutoff. She told me that I was over and that I needed to pay th $89 surcharge. I was flabbergasted, I asked her "Can't you just like give me a half of an inch?"... ... wrong question to ask a USPS employee!! But I demanded a remeasurement and some other measurements along the length and most came in at around 69 7/8" but there was one that continued to be 70 1/4" so I told her I'll squeeze the package a little tighter and retape it, and that worked. Whew! Talk about close! Anyway, I think she just wanted to display her power over me... but in the end it worked out.
Heading back to Colorado late tonight!! It'll be 1:30 am in Colorado when I leave Anchorage. See you all soon, and thanks for tuning in to my journey. I'll undoubtedly have some more miscellaneous stuff posted within the next few days.
Oh, and does anyone want some peaches?!
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