7 comments


  • Mark

    Wow! You two have really figured this out. I am very impressed. I love how your own adventure has transformed you both. You can count on a contribution from me. I look forward to watching this project unfold.

    March 31, 2011
  • Better enjoy it now, while it lasts. TSA is testing screening equipment to deploy at train stations: http://www.tsa.gov/what_we_do/layers/rail/index.shtm

    They’ve been planning to expand airport-style security into rail for some time, and it looks like they’re getting close to being able to do it.

    March 31, 2011
  • Oh, and I think it’s awesome that you are promoting this, Russ & Laura – trains and bikes are such a natural combination, and there needs to be more advocacy to promote it!

    March 31, 2011
  • Matt C.

    Bromptons are great for trains or other forms of multi-modal travel. A few years ago I bought a month long Amtrak & Via Rail pass and set off from Seattle to explore the US and Canada by train and bike. A great trip. It´s so nice to just step off the train, unfold the bike and be on your way. I´ve also taken the Brompton to Japan, and did something similar there. It´ll be fun to follow your adventures. Oh, one tip: regularly inspect the front carrier block on the Brompton! My loaded basket once fell off in Japan, causing a rather spectacular crash. The whole carrier block somehow pulled out of the frame. I´m not sure exactly what happened, but I think somehow one or both of the bolts worked loose over time. Luckily I was going quite slowly and there wasn´t any traffic around when it happened.

    March 31, 2011
  • Mike

    Great idea and an excellent video introduction. If you haven’t done it yet, you should contact Amtrak. It seems as though free rail passes are the least that they could do.

    March 31, 2011
  • Jared C.

    @ Matt This will make it extra difficult for these two to carry something to cut fruits and veggies with don’t ya think?

    I hope you are wrong about the security stuff for rail, but I wouldn’t be surprised.

    March 31, 2011
  • James

    Have you seen this website from the uk?

    http://www.seat61.com

    Might give you some ideas.

    Has an american section.

    April 01, 2011

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