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Cyclist in Mobile, Alabama

BIKECENTENNIAL -- Astoria Oregon to Peublo Colorado, July, 1977

Total Miles: 2100
Miles/Day: 60
Days Riding: 55
Group Size: 10
Bike: Other
Flat Tires: 3

Load Weight: 0 Lbs.
Camping: 100%
Cooking: 100%
Cost/Day: $ 0
ACA Helped Me: No

Rider: Dorothy Heavenor (Wells); 20 years old, Mother, Non-Member CANADA

Summary: Fantastic trip, great people - all from USA except me - the lone Canadian. Still cycling, now with my daughter. Would love to reconnect with fellow riders.; Commercial Trip

Health Issues: Sickness from drinking water that wasn't clean. Pretty tempting when the streams looked so clean in Idaho.

Motivation: My mother - she read about it in a Popular Science Magazine in 1977. Woke me up to tell me I should do it.

Most Challenging Aspect:Riding in Montana in the rain, headwind and not making any progress even going down hill!

Favorite Experience: Getting to know so many great people, personal accomplishment - completing the ride.

Least Favorite: Nothing - I have all great memories.

Tips: Do it! - set yourself a goal and complete it. Remember touring is not a competition - take your time and take it all in.

Date Entered: Mar, 2010

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