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Cyclist in Mobile, Alabama

1OFWB614 -- Carbondale, ILL to Yorktown, June, 1976

Total Miles: 1400
Miles/Day: 50+
Days Riding: 30
Group Size: 7
Bike: Touring
Flat Tires: 2

Load: Panniers
Load Weight: 0 Lbs.
Camping: 1%
Cooking: 1%
Cost/Day: $ 0
ACA Helped Me: Yes

Rider: Susan R. Smith; 16 years old, teacher, Non-Member UNITED STATES Email

Summary: Great! 2 groups with same dates, schedule. 30 days on trip. Dick, George, Marie, Janice, the Nagels, Eric, Harold, Bob; Commercial Trip

Motivation: I rode all over my hometown regularly; I figured I go somewhere further. I'd seen bikers on the Blue Ridge Parkway/Skyline Dr. in '72 and wanted to tour also.

Most Challenging Aspect:I had to learn to use gears to climb. Having come from south Georgia, I had no climbing experience until hilly So. Ill. where the tour began.

Favorite Experience: I loved the riding, and I loved the long lunch stops. The group was all good company.

Least Favorite: The worst of my trip was sliding off the road, onto wet grass - bent my front fork. I was fine, because I disengaged my body from the bike before it hit a boulder. George used his ingenuity to straighten my forks with a piece of pipe.

Tips: Follow your dreams....

Date Entered: Jan, 2011

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