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Cyclist in Mobile, Alabama

TRANS-AMERICA W TO E -- Reedsport OR to Yorktown VA, May, 1976

Total Miles: 4250
Miles/Day: 65
Days Riding: 81
Group Size: 12
Bike: Touring
Flat Tires: 1

Load: Panniers
Load Weight: 45 Lbs.
Camping: 0%
Cooking: 0%
Cost/Day: $ 0
ACA Helped Me: Yes

Rider: Mark Dana; Business Owner, Non-Member UNITED STATES Email

Summary: A life changing experience. Got to join a friend in 2003 for the Colorado Rockies section again. Hoosier Pass (11,541 ft) got steeper in the last three decades! Only regret: my bike got stolen on the last day in Yorktown. The bike was worn out but that saddle was nicely worn in!; Commercial Trip

Health Issues: Pulled an achilles tendon near Hell's Canyon. Had to give it rest and catch up with the group via bus.

Motivation: Reading about the CycleMates kids leaving from Mercer Island WA for cross country riding.

Most Challenging Aspect:Hill climbing and humidity in the Appalachians and Ozarks.

Favorite Experience: Rode for five miles without pedaling in Wyoming due to a huge tailwind while using my windbreaker as a sail.

Tips: Talk to the local folks!

Date Entered: Jan, 2011

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