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TRANSAMERICA WEST TO EAST -- Reedsport, OR to Yorktown VA, May, 1976

Total Miles: 4250
Miles/Day: 60
Days Riding: 80
Group Size: 15
Bike: Touring
Flat Tires: 2

Load: Panniers
Load Weight: 33 Lbs.
Camping: 4%
Cooking: 25%
Cost/Day: $ 10
ACA Helped Me: Yes

Rider: Daniel Phelan; 22 years old, Hydrologist, Non-Member.
UNITED STATES.

Email: danphelan@juno.com

Summary: I was in the Bike-in Group that left Reedsport on 5/28/1976. We were snowed on three times. We paralelled our friends of the great camping group TAWK528. ; Self-Planned

How did ACA Help? I joined up and they assigned me to a group, and gave the starting date and location.

Health Issues: I did get some bad food one evening that kept me up all night honoring the ceramic god.

Motivation: The first time I heard about it, I said "I'm going to do that!"

Most Challenging Aspect:The most challenging part was just getting my bike and me to the start.

Favorite Experience: I was stopped on top of a mountain pass in Oregon after riding one week, when an independent rider from Holland looked at his map, looked around, looked back at his map, and said to me " You know............This is a BIIIIIIIIG country!"

Least Favorite: I didn't particulary like the gravel roads. We usually tried to find ways around those stretches.

Tips: It was a great experience, thanks to Bikecentennial!


Date Entered: May, 2006

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