Total Miles: 4297
Rider: David Sogg; 27 years old, musician, Non-Member.
Summary: Two of us used Bikecentennial maps to do the Northern Tier route from Maine to Washington.; Self-Planned
How did ACA Help? N.T. map set.
Health Issues: My partner had an achilles tendon problem that was treated successfully with a shot of cortisone.
Motivation: Enjoy bike riding, wanted a big challenge, and heard about a heart transplant patient who rode from NC to CA for his annual checkup. (If he could, so can I!)
Most Challenging Aspect:Getting up day after day after day and putting in the miles.
Favorite Experience: Cruising endless miles in ND with a tailwind.
Least Favorite: Brutal headwinds around Cut Bank, MT.
Tips: It's far more mental than physical. If you REALLY want to, you can. (I'm no jock!)
Date Entered: Apr, 2013
Photo by Dennis Coello