Total Miles: 390
Rider: Sue neff; 16 years old, Non-Member.
Summary: I was 16, the only other person in my group under the age of 27 was a 16 year old guy from france who was very shy and/or spoke little english. It was the best two weeks of my life. I was lucky to have chosen the most diverse section of the trail. ; Commercial Trip
How did ACA Help? All I know is that I paid a fee, and the bikecentennial people did the rest. They arranged all of the bike inns and the schedule. I don't remember worring about food, either.
Health Issues: I didn't have any, but the oldest member of our group had to quit in Breckenridge because he had a heart attack.
Motivation: I loved riding my bike, and my sister was going. I didn't get to go with her, but we shared our stories later. I craved adventure and the open road.
Most Challenging Aspect:I did not want to walk up the hills.
Favorite Experience: Riding down the mountain from Breckenridge, Colorado was fun. I met a guy in Guffy who studied martial arts. He loaned me a uniform and we free-sparred in the field. I loved the people who made snickerdoodles for the bikers passing through their little town.
Least Favorite: I was 16 and on an adventure. I don't remember any part of the trip that I didn't like.
Tips: Keep and open mind and enjoy the ride. Don't stay up all night the night before you have to ride 50 miles, all up hill! Waldo, if you are out there.... I loved your stories but you should have warned me!
Number of Children in Group: 2
Number of Adults in Group: 9Ages of the children on ride:
|Under 8 years of age||
9-12 years of age|
|13-14 years of age||
15-18 years of age|
Date Entered: Aug, 2010
Photo by Dennis Coello