Taking my bike x-country; we're both riding the bus.
March 9, 2010 11:47 AM Subscribe
Trying new things! Two week, cross-country (and back) adventure on Greyhound. Level of difficulty: with a bike.
posted by itesser to Travel & Transportation (8 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Right now the plan is for us (friend and I, both mid-20s gals) to get 15 day Greyhound Discovery passes and go from Nashville to Portland in late August. We'll do some couchsurfing and sightseeing to break up the massive amounts of bus-riding involved. I'm... okay with that idea.
Then I hit upon the thought of taking bicycles along on the trip for mobility, independence, and exercise. That got me really excited.
I'm new to both long distance bus-riding and cycling, but it sounds reasonable to buy a beater (~$100) on craigslist, spend between now and August getting familiar with it, make a soft carrying case for "luggage mode", and assemble/disassemble the bike when we stop in a city for anything more than a couple hours.
Is this possible? Realistic?
What else should I be considering?