Total Miles: 5000
Rider: Tony Strauss; 22 years old, CPA, Non-Member.
Summary: A life changing experience. I was just out of college, not sure what i wanted to do and my buddy had done the trip solo in 1989. It was an amazing feeling of freedom. You had your own transportation, lodging and meals. You could go anywhere. ; Commercial Trip
How did ACA Help? i joined a bikecentennial tour group
Health Issues: at 22, i was in the best shape of my life!!
Motivation: My buddy had made the trip solo in 1989 and sounded like a great adventure
Most Challenging Aspect:probably the winds in Kansas and Wyoming
Favorite Experience: tough choice between the people and the outstanding scenery
Least Favorite: having ketchup packets thrown at me outside of Carbondale Ill
Tips: make solid plans to do the trip, don't just say "one day", then get out and start riding!!!
Date Entered: Mar, 2009
Photo by Dennis Coello