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At the time of this writing, the cost of shipping through Amtrak is $67.00 for the first 100 pounds and $.57 for each additional pound. This is a considerable savings compared to other shipping methods or a truck rental.
Where in ND are you? I spent nearly 4 years at Ellsworth AFB (Rapid City, SD)
I've been lucky enough to live or visit a whole lot of places, the Dakotas are some of the most beautiful places I've seen. I keep telling my wife we should fly out that way and rent a motorhome for our next vacation... she just looks at me weird.
"Gentlemen. You can't fight in here. This is the War Room." - President Merkin Muffley
I'm not sure I can wing paying more than 280$ to ship the bike with me....especially if the Mrs. Wants a sleeper car. Goals, money, and time off just aren't seeming to jive this coming year....hmmm.
$280 doesn't seem that bad to me, especially if you plan to ride for more than a few days while you're here. Rental's can sometimes get pricey. There are many AMAZING roads is this area, but Winter in Seattle isn't the best time of year to be on a bike. Bring your bike for the summer and you'll never want to go home!!