Bye bye Washington

I have cycled now about 1000 km through Washington state. It is finally time to move on. So I “amtraked” down to Portland, OR which ever since I heard much of it back in Vancouver was on my want-to-see list.
Amtrak is actually pretty easy and so far as I could find out the only bike friendly “mass transport” as they call it here. (Except for local buses in metropolitan areas). You buy a ticket, before departure you get a bagage stamp for the bike, then once the train is in the station you bring the bike to the bagage coach where you hand it over to the Amtrak personel. Then yoh take your seat. No fuss, no security checks, pretty much as in Europe.
(Greyhound requires your bike to be packed in a box…, so that is no real option.)


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