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Cyclist in Mobile, Alabama

BIKING THE USA -- Astoria, OR to Jacksonville, FL, June, 2011

Total Miles: 4500
Miles/Day: 65
Days Riding: 81
Group Size: 21
Bike: Touring
Flat Tires: 0

Load: Unloaded
Load Weight: 15 Lbs.
Camping: 0%
Cooking: 0%
Cost/Day: $ 100
ACA Helped Me: Yes

Rider: cynthia hammer; 68 years old, retired social worker, Non-Member UNITED STATES Email

Summary: A 4500 mile cross country ride on a tandem, with 19 other cyclists from the Bicycle Adventure Club.; Self-Planned

How did ACA Help? We followed some routes created by Adventure Cycling

Health Issues: Allergies to grasses.

Motivation: Someone else did all the planning so it was easy. At our age we decided it was now or never.

Most Challenging Aspect:We haven't started yet but training has been a challenge as we have been having lots of rain.

Favorite Experience: We plan to make this a trip about the journey, not the destination--i.e. that means many more stops to smell the roses than is typical for us.

Least Favorite: I expect it will be having to ride in bad weather conditions.

Tips: Read my blog--I hope it gives you a good flavor of what it is like to ride across the country when you are a fairly fit 68 yr old

Online Journal: Click Here

Date Entered: May, 2011

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Photo by Dennis Coello