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TRAN-AM BIKECENTENNIAL TOUR - 1981 -- Williamsburg, Virginia to Astoria, Oregon, June, 1981

Total Miles: 4500
Miles/Day: 65
Days Riding: 90
Group Size: 14
Bike: Touring
Flat Tires: 6

Load: Panniers
Load Weight: 70 Lbs.
Camping: 85%
Cooking: 90%
Cost/Day: $ 0
ACA Helped Me: Yes

Rider: Karl (Max) Sherman; Attorney, Non-Member

Summary: This was my second trip as Group Leader for a Trans-Am tour (the other was in 1980) - it was great the first time and better even the second time in 1981. I also rode on a Trans-Am tour W-E in 1978 as a group member. ; Commercial Trip

How did ACA Help? Yes - We were a organized Trans-Am Tour - for BikeCentennial

Health Issues: Some mild heat exhaustion symptoms by some group members in Kansas (slight disorientation, etc.)

Motivation: The experience on the prior Tours, and not wanting to let the experience end.

Most Challenging Aspect:The heat in KS and CO.

Favorite Experience: Rockie Mountains (all of the days there), Yellowstone & Tetons by bike, Lolo Pass and the hot springs - we camped next to those springs (pushed our bikes back down the trail there, and actually slept all night in the hot springs themselves (shallow gravel bottoms made it ok).

Least Favorite: Heat and hot headwinds in Kansas.

Tips: This can be one of the greatest times of your life - if you have the opportunity, do it well.

Date Entered: Jun, 2015

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