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LEWIS & CLARK TRAIL (THE EASTERN PORTION) -- St. Charles, Mo to Williston, ND, May, 2003

Total Miles: 1735
Miles/Day: 61
Days Riding: 28
Group Size: 1
Bike: Touring
Flat Tires: 0

Load: Panniers
Load Weight: 45 Lbs.
Camping: 61%
Cooking: 0%
Cost/Day: $ 0
ACA Helped Me: No

Rider: Brad Bergerson; Draftsman, Member UNITED STATES Email

Summary: Back in the saddle again. This will be the first long distance bicycle tour since Bikecentennial trans-america '76. Adventure Cycling was putting the finishing touches on the Lewis & Clark Trail and that seemed like the perfect fit.; Self-Planned

Health Issues: One day of sickness forced me to take an unplanned rest day in South Dakota

Motivation: The 25 year anniversary of Bikecentennial celebration in Missoula kindled the flame and sealed the deal.

Most Challenging Aspect:Getting into real "touring" shape.

Favorite Experience: Lewis & Clark State Park in Onawa, Iowa. Here I met "Buffalo Bill", a charming character who amped up my interest in Lewis and Clark. Later that day I received an invitation from the Park staff to sleep on board the replica keelboat, "Discovery" docked on an oxbow of the Missouri River.

Least Favorite: A day in Iowa, where I slowly poked along while being continually bashed in the mug by an insane wind (I know, I know...whine, whine, whine).

Tips: Enjoy the ride wherever it leads.

Online Journal: Click Here

Date Entered: May, 2006

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Photo by Dennis Coello