This is tempting... especially for someone like me, who, under normal circumstances, has to transport 1-2 pairs of Volant skis (Machetes and Chubbs -- imagine how much that weighs!), a large, heavy suitcase, and a decent-sized boot bag through this scenic route:
1. Haul everything down three flights of stairs to the sidewalk in front of my Brooklyn brownstone.
2. Walk five minutes to the subway, drag everything down two flights of stairs to the platform.
3. Squeeze into the subway car during rush hour.
4. A 20-minute ride on the Q-train.
5. Drag everything up two flights of stairs (through crowds of people) up to the street.
6. Walk five minutes to the office, take elevator to 12th floor.
7. At about 2 pm, get back into elevator, go down to street, and walk five minutes to the 4-train.
8. Ride 10 minutes, then transfer to a different subway line through a very unpleasant serpentine route underneath Fulton Street.
9. Take A-train 30 minutes to JFK. Walk three minutes up and down two sets of stairs to shuttle bus (soon to be replaced by a magnet train).
10. Arrive at bottom of Delta terminal, take an elevator up to departures area.
I did this FOUR TIMES last winter.
Or, I could spend $46 and have the skis transported to my destination.http://www.sportsexpress.com/?[ November 05, 2002, 12:24 PM: Message edited by: jamesdeluxe ]