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OLD WEST -- Jackson Hole, WY to Missoula, MT, June, 1976

Total Miles: 600
Miles/Day: 70
Days Riding: 12
Group Size: 8
Bike: Touring
Flat Tires: 0

Load: Panniers
Load Weight: 40 Lbs.
Camping: 80%
Cooking: 80%
Cost/Day: $ 20
ACA Helped Me: Yes

Rider: Kenneth Atkinson; 16 years old, Professor, Non-Member UNITED STATES Email

Summary: Jackson Hole, WY, to Missoula, MT, in 12 days. Group included two from France and two from Britain, including well-known British cyclist R.A.G (Grev) Marples. My father, myself, another person, and the leader made up the remainder of the group.; Commercial Trip

How did ACA Help? It was organized by ACA (then Bikecentennial '76).

Health Issues: Hypothermia was a danger in the mountains of Montana. Our brakes and gears constantly froze, which created dangers descending the mountains.

Motivation: As a 16-year old I viewed it as an adventure.

Most Challenging Aspect:Blizzard in the mountains of MT, falling rocks in Yellowstone Park, and stampeding cattle in the Grand Tetons.

Favorite Experience: Riding along the cliffs and encountering Bison in Yellowstone Park.

Least Favorite: Although several group members arrived early and rode throughout the Grand Tetons, the trip was still too short.

Tips: Be prepared for the unexpected, especially extreme cold in the summer.

Number of Children in Group: 1

Number of Adults in Group: 7

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: Sep, 2010

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