Bob, this is off-topic, but I figured there was no harm in asking since we are in the same general region. I live near Albany, NY, and have bought Amtrak tickets to get out and back. How are you traveling?
Mike-Thanks for the reply. It sounds like being on a team would have advantages, although I may not want to feel obliged to get an early start every morning. I am sorting options pending the lottery. If you still have openings after that, we can circle back then.
Chun-Thanks for the reply. I did not know Amtrak does not accept recumbents-I see nothing to that effect in the FAQ on bikes but I may have missed it. My big issue with driving is that I could not figure out how to avoid having the vehicle at the wrong end of the state either before or after the ride. If there were two vehicles involved, that…[Read more]
Hi, Mike-My name is Joe Stalvey. Lottery willing, I plan to do the ride, which will be my first. I want to ask, just because I do not know, how does riding with a team compare to charter riding or going solo? Are there logistical benefits, money savings, etc?
Hi, Chun. My name is Joe Stalvey. I live in Saratoga Springs and, pending the lottery result, am making travel plans to get to the ride. I did consider driving but could not get around the logistical hassles and am leaning toward Amtrak. Would you be interested in splitting the cost of a sleeper car on the way out? It would be about $300 each. I…[Read more]
Kenneth-I live in Saratoga County and also am hoping to do the ride. One option would be to drive to Davenport and take a bus to Sioux City on Thursday. It leaves at 7 pm and arrives Friday morning (7:50 am). I am guessing that a week of parking in Davenport cannot be too heavy an outlay.