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Cyclist in Mobile, Alabama

COLONIAL VIRGINIA W TO E FULL SERVICE -- Radford, VA to York, VA, July, 1976

Total Miles: 450
Miles/Day: 45
Days Riding: 10
Group Size: 10
Bike: Road
Flat Tires: 3

Load: Unloaded
Load Weight: 8 Lbs.
Camping: 0%
Cooking: 0%
Cost/Day: $ 40
ACA Helped Me: Yes

Rider: Walter Smith; 48 years old, R&D technician, now retired, Non-Member UNITED STATES Email

Summary: This was my first tour of any kind and was done on a bike with sew-ups. Never again! But I had a tremendous time and met some great people. ; Self-Planned

How did ACA Help? We had a trained leader plus a support vehicle.

Health Issues: None

Motivation: I had a friend who was a trip leader, but he was taking more time than I could allow, so I decided to go on my own with another group.

Most Challenging Aspect:Climbing some of the grades in the mountains with less than adequate gearing.

Favorite Experience: A most delightful lunch on the college lawn in Richmond. Vienna sausages and crackers and a Coke. Great!

Least Favorite: Climbing Vesuvous! Made it, though, without walking.

Tips: Keep a journal. In thirty years I have forgotten many details. Also, take a lot of pictures. It woulld have been neat to have had a digital camera instead of a film camera.

Date Entered: Jan, 2011

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