Total Miles: 4
Rider: Eileen Kadesh; 24 years old, Transportation planner, Non-Member.
Summary: My Bikecentennial cross-country trip was the adventure of a lifetime! There's nothing like seeing the country from the seat of a bicycle! I was in a group of 15, ranging in age from 16 to 66. About five or six of us still keep in touch every year. ; Commercial Trip
How did ACA Help? My trip was organized by Bikecentennial, with a Bikecentennial-trained trip leader.
Health Issues: I had a cyst on my back that was getting bigger during the trip.
Motivation: The challenge of proving I could ride that far.
Most Challenging Aspect:Riding the hills in the Ozarks, riding the mountain passes, the cold showers at some of the bike-inns, fighting the urge to quit at several points along the way.
Favorite Experience: The meals that we were treated to by the entire town in Hereford, Oregon and by a town in Missouri.
Least Favorite: Being passed by the logging trucks in Oregon and the rednecks in their pick-up trucks in Kentucky.
Tips: If I could do it, anyone can do it.
Date Entered: May, 2006
Photo by Dennis Coello