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76 BIKECENTENNIAL -- Camp Chickahominy, Lightfoot (VA) to Astoria (OR) & Tacoma Intl Airport (WA), June, 1976

Total Miles: 4500
Miles/Day: 88
Days Riding: 51
Group Size: 1
Bike: Road
Flat Tires: 12

Load: Other
Load Weight: 44 Lbs.
Camping: 0%
Cooking: 0%
Cost/Day: $ 30
ACA Helped Me: Yes

Rider: Hans Kornalijnslijper; 36 years old, computerscientist, Non-Member NETHERLANDS Email

Summary: The Ridge was a drag, but the many rolling hills thereafter, were a joy to ride; Kansas' never ending cornfields awsome like a desert; the Ozark Mountains the nicest of landscapes. The detours Teton Pass and Lost Trail Pass were the crowns on my trip.; Self-Planned

How did ACA Help? All maps and environment booklets. Allowed change of start location.

Health Issues: Being bitten in the ankle by a doggy.

Motivation: For a biking addict, no motivation was needed. Just the unique occasion.

Most Challenging Aspect:Teton Pass on gear 44:26 Finding a room near Idaho Falls and near Grand Teton National Park.

Favorite Experience: Getting help so easily; being invited for a free meal on Independence Day; to stay the night with a forester in Missoula; getting the last available room in the Snow King Mountain Lodge of Jackson Hole; getting the bikeshop owner's own racingtrousers in Springfield; etc.

Least Favorite: Being routed along an unpaved road littered with glass and getting flat tyres one after another, so bad that I made a detour.

Tips: See your bike being in utmost condition, front&rear light and reflectors included. Have 2 bidons and always enough water. Have a Belgian spare tyre on such a long trip. Stay always a yard or more from the roadside, to avoid dangerous overtaking by cars.

Date Entered: Aug, 2022

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