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TRANSAM 1986 E-W -- Yorktown, VA to Astoria, OR, May, 1986

Total Miles: 4700
Miles/Day: 61
Days Riding: 78
Group Size: 1
Bike: Touring
Flat Tires: 2

Load: Panniers
Load Weight: 40 Lbs.
Camping: 90%
Cooking: 10%
Cost/Day: $ 35
ACA Helped Me: Yes

Rider: Dave Tuzinowski; 20 years old, telecom, Non-Member UNITED STATES Email

Summary: Journey of a Lifetime! I began the trip solo, but I rode with many people, including the bikecentennial group led by Clayton Black. I have many memories and friends from that awesome summer of 1986.; Self-Planned

How did ACA Help? I have an original Bicycling Magazine from 1976, Bikecentennial edition. It features the TransAerica Trail Ride of 76'. I purchased and used official TransAm Trail maps from bikecentennial.

Health Issues: none. My Brooks saddle was awesome, so no rear sores. How many use Brooks today? or even know brooks?

Motivation: The motivation for the trip would be the cycling, the travel, the experience and excitement.

Most Challenging Aspect:The most challenging aswould have to be eating properly. Physical and mental aspects were very easy for me as I have been an athlete my whole life.

Favorite Experience: I have many favorite experiences of the trip, way too many to even list here. If I had to really pick I'd say the people I met and traveled with.

Least Favorite: Flying home to Detroit from Portland. I could not believe the trip was over.

Tips: Take many pictures and write a log! You'll enjoy it for the rest of your life.

Online Journal: Click Here

Date Entered: May, 2006

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