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Cyclist in Mobile, Alabama

TAE527 -- Yorktown, Virginia to Vancouver, BC Canada, May, 1981

Total Miles: 5773
Miles/Day: 54
Days Riding: 108
Group Size: 10
Bike: Touring
Flat Tires: 0

Load: Panniers
Load Weight: 30 Lbs.
Camping: 95%
Cooking: 95%
Cost/Day: $ 0
ACA Helped Me: Yes

Rider: Ken Russell; Purchasing Agent, Member UNITED STATES

Summary: 2nd Trans-Am. Leader of TAE527. Great bunch of folks - everyone completed the ride in great shape. High Point of the trip - Mt Evans, Colorado 14,156 by bike! Wet first couple of weeks then wonderful weather. Did part of the Great Parks route in Colorado including Trail Ridge Road. Flightseeing of Mount St. Helens with ash. After B76 trip ended, a friend joined me in Portland. We rode back roads through Washington and British Columbia ending in Vancouver, BC. The people along the route were even friendier than in 1976.; Commercial Trip

How did ACA Help? B76 trip with leader

Motivation: Wanted to see the TransAm Trail again after trips had been running for 5 years.

Most Challenging Aspect:Two weeks of rain as the trip/group started

Favorite Experience: Cycling up Mt Evans with the group and realizing that we could do anything that we set our minds to.

Least Favorite: Traffic on the route into Portland on the last day of the B76 trip

Tips: Forget the rain and the wind and rember the great experiences.

Date Entered: Oct, 2013

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