Overnight flight to LHR, the usual hassle through the airport and connection to AA flight, but it goes reasonably well.
Entering the US, I get hauled into detention by the INS people. Their records showed that I had reported my passport lost or stolen – even though I hadn’t. It took about 45 minutes to figure this out and they let me leave. I couldn’t contact David because they don’t allow cell phone use in the building. David had waited outside in the luggage claim area and we went by taxi to Manhattan near his apartment and Columbia.
I thought on the plane flight over the Atlantic that we need to do a thorough analysis of the situation in the north of Ghana before we start introducing bikes there. We don’t have any base line studies of bicycle use though we know its common, so we don’t have a way to determine what the most critical sector would be to introduce our bikes or a way to determine if their introduction had been helpful. We also need to understand the gender dynamics and roles.
We plan to return to in the Fall and go to the northern area but I think we need to have some serious analysis of the situation there done before we go so that we can be sure to be the most effective.