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CyclingWest - From Washington DC to the Grand Canyon


Bicycle ride from Washington DC to the Grand Canyon

2,862 miles (4,606 km) over 31 days from August 7, 2010 to September 6, 2010

Topic: Bicycle Touring  
Categories: Tour diaries, Equipment lists, Road bikes, 2-4 weeks, First tour, TransAmerica Trail, East to West
Locales: North America, United States, District of Columbia, Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky, Missouri, Illinois, Kansas, Colorado, Utah, Arizona
Year: 2010

Permalink: http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/8626

Copyright © 2011-2014 By Luigi Laraia - (contact)

Status: Completed Aug 2011
Last update: Tuesday May 13, 2014 09:17 (US/Pacific)
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432 pics


Table of Contents

Riding America: First entry

Pasta!: My fuel of choice

The route: This is my plan...

-40: just a few thoughts

-29: countdown..

-9: training going well

-1: Tomorrow I take to the open road!

Day 1: " Run Forrest, run!": Washington DC to Fredericksburg, VA

Day 2: "...all men are created equal...": Fredericksburg, VA to Charlottesville, VA

Day 3: Blue Ridge Parkway tamed!: Charlottsville, VA to Lexington, VA

Day 4: Staring at the white line: Lexington, VA to Radford, VA

Day 5: Just like coming down the Galibier!: Radford, VA to Damascus, VA

Day 6: Kentucky!: Damascus, VA to Elkhorn City, KY

Day 7: Finding a way out of Appalachia: Elkhorn City, KY to Hazard, KY

Day 8: Rest day: sleeping, eating, sleeping and more eating

Day 9: Goodbye mountains!: Hazard, Ky to Berea, Ky

Day 10: Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee: Berea, Ky to Bardstown, Ky

Day 11: Central time!: Bardstown, Ky to Central City, Ky

Day 12: Illinois!: Central City, Ky to Elizabethtown, Il

Day 13: The capital of Southern Illinois: Elizabethtown, Il to Carbondale, Il

Day 14: Missouri!: Carbondale Il, to Farmington, Mo

Day 15: Rest day: I am so lazy today

Day 16: Through the Mark Twain National Forest: Farmington, Mo to Salem, Mo

Day 17: America's heartland: Salem, Mo to Marshfield, Mo

Day 18: Kansas!: Marshfield, Mo to Pittsburg, Ks

Day 19: Catch me if you can: Pittsburg, Ks to Wichita, Ks

Day 20: There will be blood: Wichita, Ks to Greensburg, Ks

Day 21: Along the Santa Fe Trail: Greensburg, Ks to Garden City, Ks

Day 22: Colorado! ‘Toto, I have a feeling we’re not in Kansas any more’: Garden City, Ks to La Junta, Co

Day 23: Rocky Mountains in sight!: La Junta, Co to Pueblo, Co

Day 24: Necessary stop: Pueblo, Co to Canon City, Co

Day 25: Monarch Pass!!!: Canon City, Co to Gunnison, Co

Day 26: Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park: Gunnison, Co to Montrose, Co

Day 27: Utah!: Montrose, Co to Monticello, Ut

Day 28: Natural Bridges National Monument: Monticello, Ut to Blanding, Ut

Day 29: America's Masterpiece: Blanding, Ut to Monument Valley, Ut

Day 30: Arizona!: Monument Valley, Ut to Tuba City, Az

Day 31: Grand Canyon! I made it!!!: Tuba City, Az to Grand Canyon Village, Az

Day 32: Route 66!: Grand Canyon South Rim, Az to Ash Fork, Az

Day 33: Journey's end, Las Vegas, NV: Ash Fork, Az to Kingman, Az

With hindsight...: Months later


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