Total Miles: 4250
Rider: Jonathan Solomon; School Psychologist, Member.
Summary: This was a life-changing event for me. It gave me great memories and a sense that I could accomplish anything. (And it's a great coversation piece at parties, too!). I hope other members from my group will attend the Brunswick, MD reunion.; Commercial Trip
How did ACA Help? I was part of a Bikecentennial tour group.
Health Issues: I was hospitalized for a day when we stopped off in Harrodsburg, KY. 20% of West-to-East riders came down with an intestinal virus. From what we heard, no one going East-to-West got sick. My tour leader had to stay overnight in the hospital; he took a bus the next day to catch up with us. We both rode the day following our illness.
Motivation: Gift to self for finishing college. A fun event before leaving to attend graduate school.
Most Challenging Aspect:Climbing Mt. Vesuvius to reach the Blue Ridge Mt. Parkway.
Favorite Experience: There were too many to list. However, a highlight was the canoe trip we did (I think it was in Missouri) as part of one day's mileage.
Least Favorite: Wyoming - the only place on the trip where the people weren't nice to us.
Tips: Tell lots of people of your plan to take the trip before you leave. Then you'll feel compelled to complete the ride even when you're having "one of those days."
Date Entered: Jan, 2011
Photo by Dennis Coello