Hey, that's my line.
One thing to note is that from Rochester, they were weird about checked luggage. Specifically they didn't like that I had totes (e.g. Rubbermaid 20-something gallon size) and insisted that only luggage could be checked. I know bikes can be checked with bike boxes, but call ahead to make sure they have the boxes and be ready to do it.
I found a big advantage was that I pared down a lot — no longer was I carrying a packed-full Honda Civic or a packed-full Buick RoadMaster Estate Wagon, but just what I could carry (including water) between the train and the hotel and a ride. If it weren't for someone parking a crane in the way of the California Zephyr, I would have been there in 2011.
This year I'm attempting the same trip (this time with the trike as I planned for 2011 originally.)
ygmir wrote:lemur wrote:... winnemucca! ...
Best Basque restaurant, IMHO, anywhere.
I ate there in 2011. I'm no aficionado, but it was good. I had fried cow tongue because I never had it before. It was okay. The mixed drink was really good ... some kind of signature thing.