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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.

    Russ
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by themothman421 View Post
    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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