Total Miles: 4300
Rider: Kevin Montgomery; 21 years old, technical writer, Non-Member.
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
Photo by Dennis Coello