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Cyclist in Mobile, Alabama


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OPENING THE FRONTIER -- Carbondale, IL to Williamsburg, VA, June, 1976

Total Miles: 1
Miles/Day: 54
Days Riding: 21
Group Size: 7
Bike: Touring
Flat Tires: 1

Load: Panniers
Load Weight: 40 Lbs.
Camping: 0%
Cooking: 0%
Cost/Day: $ 12
ACA Helped Me: Yes

Rider: Cynthia Nagel; 48 years old, homemaker, Non-Member UNITED STATES Email

Summary: We stayed in Bike Inns (school gyms, frat. houses. churches, community centers and ate in cafes. Every night there was group coming from the opposite direction, and a lot of information and advice changed hands.; Commercial Trip

How did ACA Help? This tour was planned by Bikecentennial, Glenn Orcut was our guide, we were furnished maps, and the overnight "bike inns" were planned for us.

Health Issues: We received word that a lady we had been with the night beofre our departure from Denver had come down with hepatitus. We were driven to Louisville to recveive gamma gobulin shots and then driven back to meet our group.

Motivation: I have always loved to ride a bike. We took a 3-week bike tour in Denmark in 1974, and this ride seemed like a wonderful way to see the Eastern third of the country.

Most Challenging Aspect:Getting my bike geared low enough.

Favorite Experience: Meeting with riders coming from the other direction and exchanging information.

Least Favorite: Our overnight in Falls of Rough, and the night we shared a house with walkers doing the Appalachian trail.

Tips: Take a rest day every fifth day, and don't take too much stuff.


Date Entered: Apr, 2013

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