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GOLDEN SPOKES EAST 1GEWB702G BIKE INN TOUR -- Pueblo, Co. to Williamsburg, Va., June, 1976

Total Miles: 2200
Miles/Day: 60
Days Riding: 42
Group Size: 11
Bike: Hybrid
Flat Tires: 15

Load: Panniers
Load Weight: 35 Lbs.
Camping: 1%
Cooking: 1%
Cost/Day: $ 15
ACA Helped Me: Yes

Rider: William (Bill) Spilliard; 19 years old, Member UNITED STATES Email

Summary: The best trip I ever took in my life. Even up to now and I travel the world often. I continued riding on my own for another year before going home to Hawaii.; Self-Planned

How did ACA Help? It was a Bikecentennial tour with a leader and Bike Inns set up along the way. No need to camp.

Health Issues: Almost everyone came severe dysentery in Berea, Kentucky.

Motivation: It was a dream of mine from childhood . But I did not know how to go about organizing it. Thanks to Bikecintinnial my dream came ture. And I have never forgotten that trip.

Most Challenging Aspect:The heat in the midwest and the mountains in the east.

Favorite Experience: Meeting, living, and sharing, with people from all over the counrty and experincing the trip together. Note: My groups photo located in ACA History Catogary. I am 2nd from the front on the left.

Least Favorite: Body surffing on asfault after hitting a pothole and changing one flat after another in Kansas due to all the Texas Tack thorns all over the roads.

Tips: Experience all you can in life now, for it is far to short a life to wait and hope that you may one day do it later on, for that day may never come.

Date Entered: Jan, 2014

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