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Cyclist in Mobile, Alabama

GOLDEN SPOKES SPECIAL WEST -- Astoria, Oregon to Pueblo, Colorado, May, 1976

Total Miles: 2085
Miles/Day: 60
Days Riding: 36
Group Size: 10
Bike: Road
Flat Tires: 3

Load: Panniers
Load Weight: 25 Lbs.
Camping: 90%
Cooking: 90%
Cost/Day: $ 10
ACA Helped Me: Yes

Rider: Dreux DeMack; 17 years old, Television Studio Manager, Member United States

Summary: We were known as the Blazing Saddles, named after the Mel Brooks movie. Our ride from Oregon to Colorado was epic.; Commercial Trip

How did ACA Help? Formerly known as Bikecentennial 76, we were totally supported by the group with maps, a trained leader and other resources.

Health Issues: Pinched nerves.

Motivation: Loved the idea of doing something big for my high school graduation. Cycling seemed like the best idea.

Most Challenging Aspect:Keeping up with others, the mountains and various personalities.

Favorite Experience: Riding across Oregon because there were so many great placers to stop.

Least Favorite: Crashing in Kremmling, Colorado which ended my ride.

Tips: Take your time, enjoy the moment and don't pack too much!

Date Entered: Feb, 2016

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