Need help figuring out MC shipping logistics to St. Louis, MO (for one-way road trip)
This probably would be better suited to a general discussion area (it's not 2012+ DL650 specific), but I generally hang out in this part of the board and I'm not sure where it "should" go... So I'll put this here and let a mod move it if and as necessary.
I am planning a 3+ day road trip and figure that gives me about 1200-1400 miles of road to go by (since I would want to allow for at least 4 hours of sightseeing per day, and prefer not to ride at night). I have from Sunday 7/6 to the evening of Wed., 7/9 to do my Own Thing, before getting home to NYC.
One thought I have in my mind is to ship my bike ahead of time to St. Louis, MO; fly in there on Sunday AM, arriving around 11:30am, get my bike, catch the Cardinals game at Busch Stadium, see the Arch at night, and head out of St. Louis on Monday morning.
I would then spend Monday getting to Cincinnati for the Reds game that night, visiting a short stretch of Historic Route 66 and the Louisville Slugger Factory on the way; then riding further east, seeing a bit of Pittsburgh and the Monroeville Mall (in a sort of Zombie Pilgrimage) before stopping for the night somewhere on I-70 in Pennsylvania, and then getting home on Wednesday (not sure what there is to see in eastern PA on I-70 - maybe see "the" Reading Railroad station of Monopoly fame?).
The big problem: how could I arrive in St. Louis by airplane on a Sunday and pick up my motorcycle? All the MC dealerships in St. Louis are closed on Sunday, apparently by state law, so I can't have it shipped to one ahead of time for service or storage fee or something and then take a cab there to pick it up.
I suppose I could hunt around for any type of service station that would (a) be willing to receive a MC shipment a few days prior to 7/6 and (b) be open for me to get it... Is that feasible or possible? Has anybody ever done anything like this before?