Total Miles: 4311
Rider: Lynn Hartman; writer, Member.
Summary: It was 1974, we were married 3 months and Bikecentennial was being planned. We felt the pull of the road and set out as a photographer-writer team to discover the world. We're still together, still happily biking, 32 years and thousands of miles later.; Self-Planned
How did ACA Help? Riders were out creating the routes, we could not wait, but were inspired by the concept.
Health Issues: Nope, we were the healthiest we'd ever been.
Motivation: We wanted to discover the world, ourselves, play on the bikes, take pictures and write stories--and feel the freedom of doing our own thing.
Most Challenging Aspect:For me it was pushing to get to a camp site on the other side of a huge mountain or on the other side of a long, dry desert section.
Favorite Experience: Riding the California Coast - Big Sur, Mendocino, blue sea and sky on one side, forest and cliffs on the other side, us and our bikes on the ribbon in between.
Least Favorite: The day we rode up the western side of the Bighorn Mountains was a very hard day--but offset by the experience when we made it to the top!
Tips: Don't wait, do it now, it won't be a one-time thing, you'll keep on riding for the rest of your life!
Date Entered: Jul, 2006
Photo by Dennis Coello