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BIKECENTENNIAL "TAE 602" -- Williamsburg to Seatle, June, 1991

Total Miles: 5000
Miles/Day: 55
Days Riding: 93
Group Size: 12
Bike: Mountain
Flat Tires: 4

Load: Panniers
Load Weight: 70 Lbs.
Camping: 95%
Cooking: 95%
Cost/Day: $ 25
ACA Helped Me: Yes

Rider: Tony Strauss; 22 years old, CPA, Non-Member UNITED STATES Email

Summary: A life changing experience. I was just out of college, not sure what i wanted to do and my buddy had done the trip solo in 1989. It was an amazing feeling of freedom. You had your own transportation, lodging and meals. You could go anywhere. ; Commercial Trip

How did ACA Help? i joined a bikecentennial tour group

Health Issues: at 22, i was in the best shape of my life!!

Motivation: My buddy had made the trip solo in 1989 and sounded like a great adventure

Most Challenging Aspect:probably the winds in Kansas and Wyoming

Favorite Experience: tough choice between the people and the outstanding scenery

Least Favorite: having ketchup packets thrown at me outside of Carbondale Ill

Tips: make solid plans to do the trip, don't just say "one day", then get out and start riding!!!

Date Entered: Mar, 2009

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