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Cyclist in Mobile, Alabama

EAST TO WEST TRANS AMERICA -- Chickahominie, Virginia to Reedsport, Origon, June, 1976

Total Miles: 5
Miles/Day: 79
Days Riding: 71
Group Size: 16
Bike: Touring
Flat Tires: 45

Load: Panniers
Load Weight: 40 Lbs.
Camping: 5%
Cooking: 10%
Cost/Day: $ 12
ACA Helped Me: Yes

Rider: Doug Deardorff; 16 years old, High School Student, Non-Member UNITED STATES Email

Summary: Bike Inns, purchase food, 16 began 9 finished, 82 days, 11 rest days, Went with best friend Tracy Mayfield We rode Parmonts with BlackBurn racks and Kirkland tour paniers.; Self-Planned

How did ACA Help? Gave my parents the feeling of security they need to allow us 16 year olds to speed the summer alone on the road.

Health Issues: Misquito Bites, Saddle Sores, Constipation, aboil on my leg where my shorts rubbed that grew to the size of a grapefruit and had to be lanced by a Dr. in Newton Kansas

Motivation: The Challenge and the idea of doin someting memorable for the Bicentennial Year

Most Challenging Aspect:Appalation Mts. Switchbaks Hard going us, Over use of brakes going down resulted in wheel rims overheating and causing flats.

Favorite Experience: Every day as I metpeople wholived along the trail and Bikers going the other direction and staying at the same cape site or Bike Inn

Least Favorite: A broken Cog somewhere in South Coloradio

Tips: Line all your packs with zip lock baggies and learn how to fix your tires, spookes, Chain and crankshaft Take as many extra parts as possible and the tools to replace or fix your bike parts, don't forget you ducktape

Date Entered: Jul, 2006

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