I'm about to re-start my TA adventure (stopped 1/2 way in Pueblo last summer). Getting to Pueblo is OK - Greyhound will get me there overnight (depart noon, arrive 8:30 AM next day) and take my boxed bike. Getting home should be OK, but I am short of info.
I expect to arrive ~ 10-Sept, and need to return to the Phoenix, AZ area. I am thinking that using a bike shop to ship my bike home makes the most sense, but I am open to options. I don't need it to get home quickly as I have another bike, and I don't mind paying a bit - like as in $150 or so - for the convenience. Mainly I like not having to deal with a big box in an unfamiliar airport would really be nice.
Given my thoughts above - Is there a recommended bike shop to use? Yes, there are shops on the map, but with little info.
I am unfamiliar with Virginia, so I don't even know which airport is best. In another thread I read a post by Pete Staehling that renting a car to Richmond was a good option - is that my best approach? Pretty much all major airlines go to Phoenix, with Southwest and US Air (now American) being the predominant carriers.
Other airport ideas?
And, while not the history buff my history major daughter is, I wouldn't mind a bit of exploring. And as a retiree, I don't have a tight schedule - so I might enjoy spending a few extra days exploring, either on bike, or in a rental car. It just seems a few days at the end of 5-6 weeks is pretty cheap.