Early start today (6am) to meet Alex so we could take the bikes down to the shipping agent in Manchester. We got there around 10.30 which was great and then had the crack with Julie, our very efficient export person, it all seemed pretty laid back, we paid the money, signed to agree the bikes are in good order (for insurance purposes) and then that was it, back home again. I'm not sure what I expected but it seemed a bit easy, a bit "normal".
We loaded the bikes up with the luggage (they fly packed onto a pallet just as you'd ride them away) and that was it. So the next time we see them will be in Buenos Aires in 2 weeks time, our bikes are going via Qatar seemingly so they'll have a wee holiday in the sun first!
Countdown time for sure now.