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TRANSAM WEST HALF /1976/ EAST FINISHED 1978 -- Astoria, Or.-Col Spgs. 1978 to Pueblo, Colo.-Kitty Hawk, N.C. 1978, July, 1976

Total Miles: 2200
Miles/Day: 84.61
Days Riding: 26
Group Size: 2
Bike: Road
Flat Tires: 0

Load: Panniers
Load Weight: 25 Lbs.
Camping: 90%
Cooking: 10%
Cost/Day: $ 24
ACA Helped Me: Yes

Rider: T. Darryl Hickey; 36 years old, Teacher then, Non-Member UNITED STATES

Summary: Great trip. Has been life molding experience.; Self-Planned

How did ACA Help? The planning of maps, bikeinns, food and general organization was superb

Health Issues: none

Motivation: Wanted to bike across America. Bikecentennial made it easy

Most Challenging Aspect:Facing the fact of not having enough time to stay on trail and finish in 1976. Had to finish couple years later.

Favorite Experience: Rolling along and into Jeffery City on July 4 1976 after 130 miles. Camped in park, beer and pizza in doublewide type building. Life was good.

Least Favorite: Traffic on coast/ rednecks wherever they were

Tips: 1976 and original ride is gone. Make other ones happen

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Date Entered: Jan, 2011

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