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GOLDEN SPOKES EAST E-W CAMPING -- Yorktown, VA to Pueblo/ Calgary, AB, June, 1976

Total Miles: 3800
Miles/Day: 75
Days Riding: 50
Group Size: 14
Bike: Road
Flat Tires: 6

Load: Panniers
Load Weight: 40 Lbs.
Camping: 95%
Cooking: 95%
Cost/Day: $ 10
ACA Helped Me: Yes

Rider: Parker Mann; 27 years old, Non-Member CANADA Email

Summary: Yorktown to Pueblo, then on to Missoula and finally Calgary,was a long journey with amazing people and geography along the way. Sometimes with companions, sometimes solo, it was a turning point in my life.; Commercial Trip

How did ACA Help? It gave me the support I needed to attempt the trip. A ride to Berea with an injured member of our group was especially appreciated.

Health Issues: A case of flu two days out from Missoula. Luckily I got a ride into town and a place to sleep from a biking samaritan.

Motivation: The desire to have the adventure, and the article on B76 in "Bicycling" came out at just the right time.

Most Challenging Aspect:The Appalachians were the worst. The steepest roads and bodies not yet in shape are a bad combination.

Favorite Experience: Meeting up with a church group biking to a lake in Kansas, and being invited to join them for a picnic. The Cozy Corner Tavern in Kentucky.

Least Favorite: Being hassled by wayward youth in Eureka, KS.

Tips: Don't get so caught up in the ride that you forget to stop and experience the land and people.

Number of Children in Group: 4

Number of Adults in Group: 10

Ages of the children on ride:
Under 8 years of age 9-12 years of age
13-14 years of age 15-18 years of age

Date Entered: May, 2007

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