Traveling Across North America Via Train and Bike
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I've been pondering things for a while. Life is frustrating, I feel like I am stagnating with school and work and all these different stresses that are associated with life in the modern world. So I am looking to take a break from everything, to slip away for a few months and take things as they come. I've never left my home state of Illinois except for when I was really young and used to go with my dad as he was an OTR trucker. They say travel is good for the soul and all that jazz so I am looking to make my way across as much ground as possible. I'm thinking about a kind of manifest destiny and traveling out west.
I want to, ideally, travel via a combination of train and bicycle. I figured I could travel by train and bike between the stations or whatever I feel like. I don't really know anything about trains, so I figured that you guys might be able to inform me if it is easy to find train service that allows for transportation of bicycles. Getting anywhere fast or timely is of no concern to me. This trip will be completely time-constraint free as I plan on just coming back whenever I feel like it, if I ever feel like it.. Getting food would be little issue as I can save up ample money to bring with outside of train fare. If money becomes tight, I am a fairly hard laborer who is not unaccustomed to farm work and other manual labor.
Essentially, I am looking for input as to whether this is a viable option or not. I really want to get away from everything. I'm terrified that if I don't leave this environment soon the stress will be too much and I'll just get out another way. Cycling is the only time I feel anything close to being alive. All other times I feel like I am just going through motions to get me through my day.
TL:DR I want to travel around North American via a combination of bicycle and train, is this a feasible idea?