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RIDE DETAIL
BIKECENTENNIAL '76 -- Reedsport to Williamsburg, June, 1976

Total Miles: 4300
Miles/Day: 50
Days Riding: 75
Group Size: 3
Bike: Touring
Flat Tires: 0

Load: Panniers
Load Weight: 30 Lbs.
Camping: 80%
Cooking: 80%
Cost/Day: $ 5
ACA Helped Me: Yes

Rider: Kevin Montgomery; 21 years old, technical writer, Non-Member.

Email: drpaddle@yahoo.com

Summary: Bikecentennial had sold out for individuals, but two friends and I went anyway. A wonderful journey with many adventures. I continued doing long tours for some years after. Travelled as "The KMA Gang".; Self-Planned

How did ACA Help? While we weren't allowed to buy the maps from Bikecentennial, we largely followed the route, interacted with Bikecentennial groups, and sometimes stayed in Bike Inns.

Health Issues: Crotch rot. Yuck.

Motivation: Avid young cyclists looking for -- and finding -- adventure.

Most Challenging Aspect:Crotch rot in Missouri.

Favorite Experience: Finding the rythm of travel, coming to know the locals, appreciating the towns, farms, and folks.

Least Favorite: The heat east of the rockies.

Tips: Go for it! You'll always remember a transcon as a peak experience.


Date Entered: Dec, 2006

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