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BIKECENTENNIAL '76 TRANSCONTINENTAL WEST TO EAST MAY -- Astoria, OR to Jamestown, VI, May, 1976

Total Miles: 4300
Miles/Day: 65
Days Riding: 86
Group Size: 15
Bike: Road
Flat Tires: 0

Load: Panniers
Load Weight: 45 Lbs.
Camping: 80%
Cooking: 100%
Cost/Day: $ 0
ACA Helped Me: Yes

Rider: Patti Brehler; 20 years old, Freelance writer/photographer/editor, Member United States Email

Summary: Road west to east, departed late May, 1976. 15 in camping group. We were the "Tomadachis"--Japanese for "friends" as we had Yuigi from Japan with us. I remember you, Bob Hess!; Commercial Trip

How did ACA Help? Great fun in a group. Maps were informative and got us across the country.

Health Issues: Crashed in Hazard County, Kentucky--suffered an "out of body" experience and concussion. Didn't ride for 4 days, but finished the rest!

Motivation: All I ever wanted to do was to ride my bike. I toured with a girlfriend after high school in 1974--one month around the state of Michigan. Upon our return I was ready to empty my bank account and head west, but read an article about Bikecentennial and decided this was a trip for me.

Most Challenging Aspect:Ending it.

Favorite Experience: Meeting people along the way.

Least Favorite: Dysentery in Wyoming.

Tips: Have fun.

Number of Children in Group: 0

Number of Adults in Group: 0

Ages of the children on ride:
Under 8 years of age 9-12 years of age
13-14 years of age 15-18 years of age

Date Entered: Feb, 2016

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