Total Miles: 1735
Rider: Brad Bergerson; Draftsman, Member.
Summary: Back in the saddle again. This will be the first long distance bicycle tour since Bikecentennial trans-america '76. Adventure Cycling was putting the finishing touches on the Lewis & Clark Trail and that seemed like the perfect fit.; Self-Planned
Health Issues: One day of sickness forced me to take an unplanned rest day in South Dakota
Motivation: The 25 year anniversary of Bikecentennial celebration in Missoula kindled the flame and sealed the deal.
Most Challenging Aspect:Getting into real "touring" shape.
Favorite Experience: Lewis & Clark State Park in Onawa, Iowa. Here I met "Buffalo Bill", a charming character who amped up my interest in Lewis and Clark. Later that day I received an invitation from the Park staff to sleep on board the replica keelboat, "Discovery" docked on an oxbow of the Missouri River.
Least Favorite: A day in Iowa, where I slowly poked along while being continually bashed in the mug by an insane wind (I know, I know...whine, whine, whine).
Tips: Enjoy the ride wherever it leads.
Online Journal: Click Here
Date Entered: May, 2006
Photo by Dennis Coello