Monday, June 15, 2009

The Idiocy of Airline Security

My friend, Jesse, will appreciate this one. Pro bike racer Phil Gaimon, on the TSA zombies:

"To get my bike bag down to 49 pounds (and under the airline overweight limit), I took various parts out of my bag at random, tossing them into my carry-on. Going through security, I found it interesting that cranks and chainrings were permitted on the flight, but my iced tea was deemed too dangerous."
Hey, as long as it fit all the way under the seat in front of him...

Seriously, a bike crank could do more damage than the improvised weapons the 9/11 terrorists used, you just have to know how to swing one properly.


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