Total Miles: 4600
Rider: Kenneth Martin; 20 years old, Student, Member.
Summary: A Bikecentennial led TransAmerica trip going West to East in the summer of 1985. The sliders don't work. It was 98% camping and 95% cooking.; Commercial Trip
How did ACA Help? It was an Adventure Cycling (Bikecentennial) led trip.
Health Issues: The only health problem I had was a 24 hour stomach virus. It's awful when it happens at home, but on the road is much worse.
Motivation: A chance to see the American West and I met a group the summer before my trip and they told me how great their experience was.
Most Challenging Aspect:Getting going and breaking camp in the morning, especially on mail days when our group leader really wanted to get on the road.
Favorite Experience: There are far too many to list. I did love the very long downhill sections out West. We had a great group and overall it was a great experience. And being in Virginia City, MT during a Barber Shop Quartet convention is a blast.
Least Favorite: Numerous broken spokes. Trying to fix a broken spoke on the side of the road can be a real pain. In fact my only flat tire was the result of my fixing a spoke.
Tips: Enjoy the scenery and meet the locals.
Date Entered: May, 2013
Photo by Dennis Coello