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Cyclist in Mobile, Alabama

BIKE CENTENNIAL -- Astoria, Oregon to Yorktown, Virginia, June, 1976

Total Miles: 4000
Miles/Day: 65
Days Riding: 70
Group Size: 15
Bike: Touring
Flat Tires: 10

Load: Panniers
Load Weight: 15 Lbs.
Camping: 10%
Cooking: 30%
Cost/Day: $ 8
ACA Helped Me: Yes

Rider: Mark Donaldson; 24 years old, Reporter, Member United States Email

Summary: Inaugural Trans America bike ride during Bicentennial. Rode from West to East, 10 weeks, started June 15, 1976.; Self-Planned

How did ACA Help? Provided maps, books, signs, accommodations.

Health Issues: Diarrhea in eastern Colorado

Motivation: Touring the country on back roads.

Most Challenging Aspect:Headwinds

Favorite Experience: All the friendships I made.

Least Favorite: Abusive drivers

Tips: Avoid traffic as much as possible and take time to smell the roses.

Date Entered: Feb, 2017

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