A 5:30 am flight really wacks a day. With a three hour difference it’s almost the same as overseas jet lag. Not quite as bad but bad nonetheless. Flights were pretty much on time. Ron, a ACA contact who is also starting the same day has arrived too.
Bike and gear arrived via FedEx in good shape and the bike is ready to go. Did have my first flat without even getting on the bike. Punctured the front tire removing the zip tie holding it, Just a little knick but I know I have everything to fix a flat and the new pump works good too.
PS: I’ll take Southwest over US Airways anyday.