It's the eve of my trip and I just finished packing away my Dean in what I swear is the largest hardcase I've ever seen. It measures 50x37x18". It's a rolling bureau!. I've seriously got my fingers crossed that Southwest is good to me. Heck, I even went so far as to slap a few USA Cycling stickers on it in an effort to persuade. No doubt, my trip would be over before it started if I wasn't allowed to bring my bike. Now, while in Austin I'm hoping to keep a running blog of my trip and the Mellow Classic Race, but if for some reason I can't get it to work...I'll be sure to post everything when I get back.