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Cyclist in Mobile, Alabama


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A SENTIMENTAL RETURN TO THE TRANSAMERICA TRAIL AFTER 31 YEARS -- Baltimore, Maryland to Columbus, Ohio, August, 2007

Total Miles: 1
Miles/Day: 47
Days Riding: 31
Group Size: 1
Bike: Touring
Flat Tires: 0

Load: Panniers
Load Weight: 34 Lbs.
Camping: 34%
Cooking: 38%
Cost/Day: $ 25
ACA Helped Me: Yes

Rider: Bill Weir; 55 years old, travel writer, Member UNITED STATES Email

Summary: A reunion of my Bikecentennial 76 group inspired this ride. Amazingly, 10 of the 12 us got together for a weekend in Virginia.; Self-Planned

How did ACA Help? Adventure Cycling's Tidewater Potomac map helped a lot in finding my way through the vast suburbs south of Washington D.C.; I also used TransAmerica maps Sections 11 & 12.

Health Issues: none

Motivation: The reunion of my B76 group was the main inspiration. I also remembered Virginia and Kentucky to have the prettiest scenery on the entire Bikecentennial ride.

Most Challenging Aspect:Finding a place to camp could be difficult. Many people were very hospitable, but in one area of Virginia I couldn't get permission from anyone. I used only one established campground on the entire ride.

Favorite Experience: Cycling the hills and valleys of Red River Gorge on a beautiful autumn day.

Least Favorite: Cycling through busy traffic in Washington D.C. and its Virginia suburbs on a dark, drizzly day.

Tips: Check Internet travelogues on interesting places to visit and good places to camp.

Online Journal: Click Here


Date Entered: Jan, 2011

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