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BICYCLE THE AMERICAS -- Las Vegas, NV to Washington, D.C., July, 1976

Total Miles: 3
Miles/Day: 75
Days Riding: 45
Group Size: 0
Bike: Touring
Flat Tires: 30

Load: Trailer
Load Weight: 0 Lbs.
Camping: 60%
Cooking: 0%
Cost/Day: $ 30
ACA Helped Me: No

Rider: Whitney Finnstrom; Urban Planner, Non-Member UNITED STATES Email

Summary: I rode with a group of about 100 people from Las Vegas, Nevada to Washington, D.C. We began the trip on Juky 4, 1976 and ended up in D.C. around mid-August. The group originated out of Anaheim, California. I will never forget the experience, particularly because I wasn't quite 16 amd I was on my first adventure across the country. I have lost touch with people from the trip, but well remember the great people and sense of spirit about the trip. Meeting folks across the country was fantastic.; Commercial Trip

Motivation: I wanted to see the rest of the cuntry and test myself attempting to cross the country by bike.

Most Challenging Aspect:I had never biked such a long distance at that age.

Favorite Experience: Meeting people along the way. People gave us food, fed us watermelons along the way, and I learned to love traveling (and biking).

Tips: Find good travel partners who aren't easily fazed.

Date Entered: May, 2006

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