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Cyclist in Mobile, Alabama


RIDE DETAIL
GOLDEN SPOKES -- Yorktown VA to Pueblo CO, June, 1976

Total Miles: 2000
Miles/Day: 55
Days Riding: 45
Group Size: 10
Bike: Road
Flat Tires: 0

Load: Panniers
Load Weight: 30 Lbs.
Camping: 0%
Cooking: 0%
Cost/Day: $ 5
ACA Helped Me: Yes

Rider: Millard Gold; 18 years old, Computer Consultant, Non-Member UNITED STATES Email

Summary: I rode in a group of 10 traveling from Yorktown VA to Pueblo CO. The group I rode with was Bike-in group; Commercial Trip

How did ACA Help? Part of the orginal group in the summer of 76. Bikecential arrange the entire trip.

Health Issues: The bigest health problem was running over a chicken in the western part of Virginia which landed me face first in the road. I had some cuts and brusies that fellow rider patched up for me.

Motivation: A chance to see the country up close and in person after High school graduation.

Most Challenging Aspect:The mountains in the Western part of VA.

Favorite Experience: Seeing places people seldom visit by car and meeting interesting people along the way.

Least Favorite: Sleeping in an open air tent somewhere Missiori and about freezing to death.

Tips: Enjoy the ride and don't worry to much about the destination.


Date Entered: May, 2006

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