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Cyclist in Mobile, Alabama

LOOSE NUTS -- Reedsport OR to Yorktown VA, June, 1976

Total Miles: 4286
Miles/Day: 60
Days Riding: 82
Group Size: 13
Bike: Touring
Flat Tires: 16

Load Weight: 27 Lbs.
Camping: 98%
Cooking: 100%
Cost/Day: $ 3
ACA Helped Me: Yes

Rider: Jim (Tex) Stelter; 19 years old, Airplane Mechanic, Non-Member Email

Summary: It was a life changing event for me. I just hosted our group's 35 anniversary in Villa Park IL. This was our 5th reunion. We did a 20th, 25th, 31st and a special 35th - with the TAWB613 (Bike Inn) group. It was a HOOOT! ; Self-Planned

How did ACA Help? Excelent group Leader, great maps (learned how to read a map on the ride!), & coordinated mail stops.

Health Issues: Altitude sickness in Breckenridge CO

Motivation: To see the USA, adventure and my Uncle Bill said I could not do it!

Most Challenging Aspect:Different meal expectations from growing teenagers and older members.

Favorite Experience: Sneeking over the fences at the local pools in Kansas to beat the heat at night.

Least Favorite: Not having the correct gear to do the trip.

Tips: Take insect spray for Wisdom MT

Number of Children in Group: 4

Number of Adults in Group: 9

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: Aug, 2011

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