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Cyclist in Mobile, Alabama

1976 1TAWK615 TRANSAMERICA -- Reedsport, Oregon to Yorktown, Virginia, June, 1976

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

Load: Panniers
Load Weight: 50 Lbs.
Camping: 90%
Cooking: 90%
Cost/Day: $ 10
ACA Helped Me: Yes

Rider: James Brats Heinecke; 25 years old, Inventory Control & Purchasing- Auto Parts, Member United States

Summary: 1TAWK615 Members: Leader- Bill Samsoe, Assistant- Jan Selby, Doug Arntson, Jeff Baird, Gary Beckwith, Jan Bos, Mike Brain, Laurie Greenwood, Jim 'Brats' Heinecke, Rob Long, Sue Nitsch, Craig Rudholm, Gail Skinner, Kees Snoek. Last day is only day we rode in rain.; Commercial Trip

How did ACA Help? Dan & Lys Burden and Greg & June Siple started Bikecentennial.

Health Issues: Getting sick in Bardstown, Kentucky. However, 3 of us (Jan B, Gary B, and Jim H) rode the entire distance on bicycle.

Motivation: Adventure- I read an article about it in Sports Illustrated.

Most Challenging Aspect:Getting into a routine in the beginning. Only remember being super tired several days riding into wind.

Favorite Experience: Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

Least Favorite: Getting sick in Bardstown, Kentucky

Tips: Always take the scenic route!!

Date Entered: Aug, 2016

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