I started a thread inquiring about trails in the southeast and got some good input. What I think we are going to do is the Silver Comet and Chief Ladiga trail to get in over a hundred miles. I am looking for info and some brainstorming from anyone who has done this. I have read a few guilds on them and will continue to do so, however, any dtailed info would be appreciated. We live in Dothan, AL and so unless we start in Anniston and ride 50 miles and turn around we have a bit of a transportation issue. After some preliminary reading I was thinking of maybe driving to Anniston on day one, taking the amtrak to Atlanta that day and spending the night for an early departure back to Anniston on day two. This seems like an atractive option but I have a few things to iron out.
Taking the bikes on the train to atlanta. I assume amtrak allows this. Has anyone done this and what is the extra cost and where do they put the bikes? Do they need to be boxed?
Once we get to Atlanta I thought we would stay at Dobbins AFB since we all work for the government. I need a suggestion on transporting the bikes to Dobbins. I think we can just ride to the trail head the next morning. I believe it is only 6 miles from the base.
I guess I would also need a place to leave the vehicles overnight in Anniston.
any info or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.