My wife and I would like to join the Katy Trail Relaxed trip this June. I have generated a few questions which I hope the experienced here can answer.
We ride Bacchetta Giro 20 (recumbents). They have 16mm rims, which I expect will take 1.5" width tires. I weigh about 200 lbs. Will 1.5" tires be satisfactory for the Katy Trail surface, which is described as crushed limestone?
We would be arriving in St. Louis by Amtrak, with our bikes in Amtrak boxes (69x41x8.5"). Is it possible for us to be picked up at the Amtrak Station (or nearby)? I notice that at the end of the trip the van will stop there.
Is it reasonable for the van to carry the empty boxes during the trip?
Arranging things through Amtrak is not easy. We start in Portland, OR, have a layover in Chicago. They take bikes, sometimes, on some routes, on some trains. The trains run on some days. Some stations carry the boxes. So we are shipping the bikes through Amtrak Express, which will take from 5 to 7 days.
Thanks for comments about these plans.