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Cyclist in Mobile, Alabama

TAKE613 TRANS AMERICA -- Williamsburg, VA to Reedsport, OR, June, 1976

Total Miles: 4300
Miles/Day: 55
Days Riding: 80
Group Size: 12
Bike: Road
Flat Tires: 20

Load: Panniers
Load Weight: 45 Lbs.
Camping: 90%
Cooking: 90%
Cost/Day: $ 0
ACA Helped Me: Yes

Rider: Randall Bennett; 20 years old, Architect, Non-Member UNITED STATES Email

Summary: Wow, to go back to being young, in the best shape of my life, knowing nothing and not caring and having the epic adventure we did is a memory I treasure. I still bike and dream of doing it again!; Commercial Trip

How did ACA Help? I went with Bikecentennial!

Health Issues: I was lucky, I just had sore muscles and a bad case of road rash the first two weeks.

Motivation: Youth and desire for adventure

Most Challenging Aspect:Getting my Butt over the Blue Ridge!

Favorite Experience: Standung on top of 3-Sisters in the Cascades, strong and looking out at Mt. St. Helens with my friend Paul from Holland.

Least Favorite: Picking up poor Yafa after she had wrecked at night on the road back to camp after the Rendevous on the banks of the Mississippi.

Tips: Go slow, walk hills and laugh at yourself.

Date Entered: May, 2006

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