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OREGON TO MAINE -- Astoria, OR to Bar harbor, ME, June, 2006

Total Miles: 4600
Miles/Day: 65
Days Riding: 97
Group Size: 2
Bike: Touring
Flat Tires: 12

Load: Panniers
Load Weight: 45 Lbs.
Camping: 90%
Cooking: 5%
Cost/Day: $ 70
ACA Helped Me: Yes

Rider: Larry Albert; 56 years old, Retired, Member UNITED STATES

Summary: Following Lewis and Clark trail from Astoria to Iowa, then participating in Ragbrai, then following the Northern tier from Muscatine to Bar Harbor; Self-Planned

How did ACA Help? We used the maps extensively.

Motivation: It was a lifelong dream; the timing was right and I had people to go aling.

Most Challenging Aspect:Finding places to camp with a shower and places to get food and water.

Favorite Experience: Our favorite experience was talking to people in the local bars/taverns; the conversations were priceless.

Least Favorite: My least favorite experience was dealing with rim tape that navigated and exposed the spoke holes.

Tips: The prevailing wind in Montana is not always from the west and Iowa is not flat.

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Date Entered: Jan, 2011

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