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TRANSAM WEST TO EAST 76 -- Reedsport to Williamsport, June, 1976

Total Miles: 4000
Miles/Day: 55
Days Riding: 82
Group Size: 16
Bike: Road
Flat Tires: 42

Load: Panniers
Load Weight: 40 Lbs.
Camping: 60%
Cooking: 80%
Cost/Day: $ 10
ACA Helped Me: Yes

Rider: Greg Whitehouse; 15 years old, Kid, Non-Member UNITED STATES Email

Summary: From "Sisters" Oregon to "Falls of Rough" Kentucky, this nation is littered with bikecentennial memories that I will always treasure. Bikecentennial was a coming of age ride for me. A 15 year old kid with a "chaperone" I had never met (set up by bikecentennial), four dutchmen/women, an English bloke, a pro skier, and a host of other characters, this Bike Inn group set out on an oddessy that would change many of our lives. Certainly it changed my own. Thank you bikecentennial! ; Commercial Trip

How did ACA Help? I was 15 years old and wanted to do Bikecentennial '76. A fellow named Clark in Missoula set me up with a volunteer to be my "guardian" on the trip. Without this help, I was too young to go.

Most Challenging Aspect:The biggest hurdle would have been the Day 4 derrier distress. Also, 82 days is a ong time to be on the road and I was homesick towards the end.

Favorite Experience: Skinny dipping at the Falls of Rougyh Mill in Falls of Rough Kentucky.

Date Entered: Jun, 2015

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