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Cyclist in Mobile, Alabama

WEST TO EAST JUNE 16 -- Reedsport, Ore. to Yorktown, Va., June, 1976

Total Miles: 4250
Miles/Day: 60
Days Riding: 82
Group Size: 14
Bike: Touring
Flat Tires: 1

Load: Panniers
Load Weight: 40 Lbs.
Camping: 0%
Cooking: 0%
Cost/Day: $ 10
ACA Helped Me: No

Rider: ALAN ABRAHAMSON; 17 years old, Sportswriter, Non-Member United States Email

Summary: Life-changing adventure for teenage boy from Ohio who got to see America and travel with a group who taught him about life and the world.; Commercial Trip

Health Issues: None.

Motivation: Just graduated high school. Wanted to get out of Dayton, Ohio, and see the United States.

Most Challenging Aspect:I was so young and had so much to learn about so many things.

Favorite Experience: Turning the corner and seeing the Grand Tetons for the first time. Breathtaking.

Least Favorite: Leaving my rain jacket behind in Mitchell, Oregon. After that, I figured out a better system. I have to say the trip was a learning experience for me on many levels.

Tips: I am hardly the first to say that life is an adventure. This trip opened my eyes in many, many ways, and more than 30 years later, I remain profoundly grateful.

Online Journal: Click Here

Date Entered: Oct, 2013

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