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BIKE CENTENNIAL -- Carpinteria, CA to Montreal, Canada, May, 1976

Total Miles: 4700
Miles/Day: 100
Days Riding: 45
Group Size: 1
Bike: Road
Flat Tires: 10

Load: Panniers
Load Weight: 60 Lbs.
Camping: 100%
Cooking: 100%
Cost/Day: $ 3
ACA Helped Me: No

Rider: David Ledig; 19 years old, National Monument Manager, Non-Member United States Email

Summary: Carpinteria, CA to Montreal, Canada to see the 76 Olympics. Carpinteria to Jackson Hole, down to Pueblo, CO, up to the Great Lakes, over to Ithaca, NY and up to Montreal. Flew home.; Self-Planned

Health Issues: Blistered back from a bad sunburn and chapped lips.

Motivation: Young and wanted to see the Olympics and watch road and track bicycle racing and volleyball.

Most Challenging Aspect:Buckled rear wheel in Eastern Colorado and had a hard time finding a new rim and bike shop.

Favorite Experience: Meeting people in French Montreal and seeing the queen. The best part of the ride was going through closed snow bound roads and the flat lands of Kansas wheat fields and the heat. All the friendly people on the whole trip. Americans and Canadians loved a CA kid on a bike.

Least Favorite: Missing the tall ships in NY city for the centennial and not wearing a shirt the very first day in 90 degree sun and blistering my back. Wore a shirt from then on.

Tips: Enjoy! You most likely will only get to do this wonderful adventure once in your life.

Date Entered: Jan, 2015

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