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BIKECENTENNIAL 1976 1TAKE513 -- Yorktown, VA to Reedsport, OR, May, 1976

Total Miles: 4250
Miles/Day: 56
Days Riding: 75
Group Size: 13
Bike: Road
Flat Tires: 4

Load: Panniers
Load Weight: 50 Lbs.
Camping: 90%
Cooking: 90%
Cost/Day: $ 5
ACA Helped Me: Yes

Rider: Ken Edmonds; 18 years old, Steel Sales, Member United States Email

Summary: East(VA) to West(OR) tour. The grandest touring event in bicycle history! After completing Bikecentennial in Oregon, me and a few others decided to continue south to Los Angels. I eventually finished my summer tour on a beach front bicycle trail at the Venice Beach fishing pier. What a great 200th!; Commercial Trip

How did ACA Help? Maps

Health Issues: In the mountains of Virginia, I quit smoking forever

Motivation: I needed a gap year after high shool (Class of 1975),which turned into 4 years before I started and completed college (Class of 1983).

Most Challenging Aspect:Sore butt at first

Favorite Experience: Getting in shape. Became a very strong rider.

Least Favorite: Down Lolo pass in the rain with headwinds. I had to peddle downhill, but we did get to enjoy a dip in some hot springs later that day.

Tips: If someone offers a roof, shower or food - take it

Date Entered: Apr, 2022

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