i'm taking a weeklong trip with a friend around cape breton and the cabot trail in nova scotia. we will be traveling the first week of july, flying in and out of the sydney aiprort. neither of us has ever flown with our bikes before, and we have a couple of logistical questions:
1. we plan on flying with our bikes in hard case carriers. for those that have traveled this way, where do you store the case while you are biking? we may stay in a hotel the first and last nights. does anybody have experience leaving bike cases at a hotel?
2. we plan on starting the trail at st. ann's, which is around 35 miles from the airport. how difficult is it to bike from the airport to st. ann's? what is traffic like in and around sydney? i don't imagine it being too crowded, but wanted to take this into consideration.
thanks for any/all information that you could provide!