I'm headed home for 10 days this spring. I want to bring my bike with me so I don't have to converse with my parents or perhaps go shopping with them. Does anybody have any advice for traveling with a bike? I'm working on getting a hard plastic travel case. If that fails, have any of you thrown your bike in a cardboard box with good results? Have any of you bluffed your way out of the bike surcharge? Should I even risk the damage and just mail it home?