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BIKECENTENNIAL 78 WESTERN HALF -- Astoria OR to Pueblo CO, June, 1978

Total Miles: 2025
Miles/Day: 63
Days Riding: 32
Group Size: 3
Bike: Touring
Flat Tires: 1

Load: Panniers
Load Weight: 50 Lbs.
Camping: 100%
Cooking: 90%
Cost/Day: $ 8
ACA Helped Me: Yes

Rider: Richard Toeniskoetter; 18 years old, Student at the time, Member United States Email

Summary: Self-contained ride on original trans-am route; Self-Planned

How did ACA Help? Provided great set of maps!

Health Issues: None

Most Challenging Aspect:First 3 days - even though we were used to riding 100 miles per day, we found riding with packs much more demanding than expected.

Favorite Experience: Too many to recount - entire trip was great.

Least Favorite: None

Tips: Try not to over plan and just go with the flow. Some days we rode 100+, other days as little as 40, just depending on how we felt.

Date Entered: Nov, 2015

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