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Old 05-04-11, 09:22 PM   #1
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Video: Brompton + Amtrak Bus

Doing a short trip to Corvallis from Portland. Took an Amtrak bus to Albany and rode the rest of the way. Easy and elegant.

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Old 05-04-11, 09:43 PM   #2
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Wow, looks way fun! Bromptons seem to be the perfect compliments to a nice bus ride
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Good one.

You're forturnate Amtrak didn't force you to box the bike like Grayhound. That's what happened to me when I took Grayhound last summer. It's sad to think Amtrak even has to use buses!!

How much riding did you do in comparison to busing?
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Wow, looks way fun! Bromptons seem to be the perfect compliments to a nice bus ride
don't think it's remarkable since any folder could have done this trip. When I went to Virgina Beach last year, the Amtrak bus put my Brompton underneath the bus storage compartment.
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You can no doubt do it with other folding bikes, but we have Bromptons so thats what we used. With a grumpy conductor/driver the smaller your bike looks the better luck you'll have. Laura had problems with the station manager at the Albany station a few months ago, but managed to get on.

It was a short trip so we took the bus from Portland to Albany about 2 hours and rode for about 2 hours. All in all, a good trip that was made considerably easier by the fact no boxing of bikes was necessary.
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