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1976 TRANSAM WEST TO EAST -- Reedsport, Oregon to Yorktown, Virginia, June, 1976

Total Miles: 4
Miles/Day: 62
Days Riding: 80
Group Size: 15
Bike: Touring
Flat Tires: 0

Load: Panniers
Load Weight: 0 Lbs.
Camping: 0%
Cooking: 0%
Cost/Day: $ 5
ACA Helped Me: Yes

Rider: Eileen Kadesh; 24 years old, Transportation planner, Non-Member UNITED STATES

Summary: My Bikecentennial cross-country trip was the adventure of a lifetime! There's nothing like seeing the country from the seat of a bicycle! I was in a group of 15, ranging in age from 16 to 66. About five or six of us still keep in touch every year. ; Commercial Trip

How did ACA Help? My trip was organized by Bikecentennial, with a Bikecentennial-trained trip leader.

Health Issues: I had a cyst on my back that was getting bigger during the trip.

Motivation: The challenge of proving I could ride that far.

Most Challenging Aspect:Riding the hills in the Ozarks, riding the mountain passes, the cold showers at some of the bike-inns, fighting the urge to quit at several points along the way.

Favorite Experience: The meals that we were treated to by the entire town in Hereford, Oregon and by a town in Missouri.

Least Favorite: Being passed by the logging trucks in Oregon and the rednecks in their pick-up trucks in Kentucky.

Tips: If I could do it, anyone can do it.

Date Entered: Apr, 2015

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