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TRANSAM WEST-EAST -- Reedsport to Philadelphia, May, 1976

Total Miles: 6000
Miles/Day: 65
Days Riding: 110
Group Size: 14
Bike: Touring
Flat Tires: 0

Load: Panniers
Load Weight: 0 Lbs.
Camping: 90%
Cooking: 90%
Cost/Day: $ 0
ACA Helped Me: Yes

Rider: Gijsbert Valstar; 24 years old, marketing manager, touroperator, Non-Member NETHERLANDS Email

Summary: "Captain" of a total of nearly 200 Dutch riders who participated in the 1976 Bikecentennial Tours. Fantastic experience that was leading to my Bicycle Touring Company 'Fietsvakantiewinkel' (25th anniversary !); Self-Planned

How did ACA Help? transporting bicycles from Holland to Reedsport and from trip-end back to Holland (50 at once) was adventure in itself

Health Issues: none

Motivation: for cyclists from Holland: in 1976 was traveling in the USA a dream.... by bicycle

Most Challenging Aspect:how far is coast-to-coast.. living 90 days with a group.. snow in Yellowstone.. heat in Missouri ..

Favorite Experience: meet the people in the far-backyard of the White House: friendly all over!

Tips: never ride too fast; stop where you are invited, because you may never come back again

Date Entered: Apr, 2013

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