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GOLDEN SPOKES WEST -- Astoria, Oregon to Pueblo, CO, June, 1976

Total Miles: 2285
Miles/Day: 55
Days Riding: 38
Group Size: 10
Bike: Touring
Flat Tires: 2

Load: Panniers
Load Weight: 25 Lbs.
Camping: 100%
Cooking: 100%
Cost/Day: $ 10
ACA Helped Me: Yes

Rider: Dreux DeMack; 17 years old, Television Production, Member United States

Summary: We left as a group of strangers and ended great friends. It was a ride which helped me grow up right out of high school. I urge all cyclists to try a bikepacking trip.; Commercial Trip

How did ACA Help? It was the inaugural ride of Bikecentennial in 1976.

Health Issues: none

Motivation: I wanted to take an adventure after graduating from high school.

Most Challenging Aspect:Learning to ride long distance with a loaded bike.

Favorite Experience: Meeting people in small towns who welcomed us like family.

Least Favorite: Crashing outside Kremmling, Colorado which ended my ride.

Tips: Pack light, drink lots of fluid and enjoy the adventure.

Date Entered: Jul, 2016

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