Total Miles: 4600
Rider: Larry Albert; 56 years old, Retired, Member.
Summary: Following Lewis and Clark trail from Astoria to Iowa, then participating in Ragbrai, then following the Northern tier from Muscatine to Bar Harbor; Self-Planned
How did ACA Help? We used the maps extensively.
Motivation: It was a lifelong dream; the timing was right and I had people to go aling.
Most Challenging Aspect:Finding places to camp with a shower and places to get food and water.
Favorite Experience: Our favorite experience was talking to people in the local bars/taverns; the conversations were priceless.
Least Favorite: My least favorite experience was dealing with rim tape that navigated and exposed the spoke holes.
Tips: The prevailing wind in Montana is not always from the west and Iowa is not flat.
Online Journal: Click Here
Date Entered: Jan, 2011
Photo by Dennis Coello