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My Second Tour


Farmville to Fairbanks and Beyond

5,883 miles (9,468 km) over 76 days from May 9, 2013 to July 23, 2013

Topic: Bicycle Touring  
Categories: Tour diaries, Equipment lists, Road bikes, 1-3 months, Great Parks, Great Rivers South, Lewis & Clark Trail, Northern Tier, TransAmerica Trail, East to West, Canadian Rockies
Locale: North America, United States, Virginia, Prince Edward, Farmville
Year: 2013
Keywords: Lightweight Touring, Transam, Great Rivers, Lewis and Clark, Northern Tier, Great Parks, Alaska

Permalink: http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/11636

Copyright © 2013-2014 By Ed Devlin - (contact)

Status: Completed Aug 2013
Last update: Thursday August 29, 2013 07:57 (US/Pacific) (edited Wed 26 Feb 2014 16:07 (US/Pacific))
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Table of Contents

Where To?
A New Touring Bike
Iphone 5
Lightweight Bike and Gear
Training Rides
Getting Closer to Start
Setting up Tour Map
Day-1 Hampden-Sydney College to Lovingston: Ride of a Lifetime
Day-2 Lovingston to Lexington: OMG
Day-3 Lexington to Troutville: Short Day
Day-4 Troutville to Pioneer Campground: First longer day of riding
Day-5 Pioneer Campground to Troutdale Hostle: Keep track of your gear when in a Hostel....
Day-6 Troutdale to Breaks Interstate Park: Ice on puddles this morning
Day-7 Breaks to Hindman: Visit with David at Knotts Historical Society
Day-8 Hindman to Boonville: Another Hilly Day
Day-9 Boonville to Berea: First Flat Tire
Day-10 Berea to Bardstown: Long day, dehydration
Day-11 Bardstown to Rough River State Park: Met Chris from the Netherlands
Day-12 Rough River State Park to Sebree: Easy ride today
Day-13 Sebree to Marion: Rainy short day
Day-14 Marion to Cape Girardeau: Start of ACA Great Rivers Route
Day-15 Cape Giradeau to Cherokee Pass: Pitbulls!
Day-16 Cherokee Pass to Potsi: Getting my touring legs
Day-17 Potsoi to Washington: Packages at Post Office
Day-18 Washington to Tebbetts: Katy Trail
Day-19 Tebbetts to Arrow Rock: Thunder Storm
Day-20 Arrow Rock to Lexington: Dodging Thunderstorms Again
Day-21 Lexington to Weston Bend State Park: Flat Tire, Second So Far This Trip
Day-22 Weston Bend State Park to Atchison: Rained Out
Day-23 Atchison to Brownville: The River is High
Day-24 Brownville to Council Bluffs: Warm Showers Hosts Tonight
Day-25 Council Bluffs to Lewis and Clark State Park: Cold Morning
Day-26 Lewis and Clark State Park to Elk Point: Couch Surfer Hosts Tonight
Day-27 Elk Point to Sand Creek Access Area: Great Highway Shoulders
Day-28 Sand Creek to Pickstown: Cold Windy Day
Day-29 Pickstown to Snake Creek Recreational Area: Turkeys!
Day-30 Snake Creek to Medicine Creek: I Picked a Party Spot to Camp
Day-31 Medicine Creek to Pierre: Warm-Showers Host Tonight
Day-32 Pierre to Akaska: Charlie Pulling a Cart
Day-33 Akaska to State Line RV Park: Welcome to North Dakota
Day-34 State Line RV Park to Bismarck: Welcome to the Big City
Day-35 Rest Day in Bismarck: Old Friends
Day-36 Bismarck to Medora: Badlands
Day-37 Medora to Glendive: Montana
Day-38 Glendive to Outside Vida: First Stealth Camp
Day-39 Stealth Camp to Glasgow: Troublesome Car Drivers
Day-40 Glasgow to Harlem: Mosquito Hatch!
Day-41 Harlem to Chester: Tailwind
Day-42 Chester to Cut Bank: Large Care Package at PO
Day-43 Cut Bank to Cardston Alberta: My Passport Expired
Day-44 Cardston to Pincher Creek: Mountains
Day-45 Pincher Creek to Fernie: Flooding
Day-46 Fernie to Wasa: Easy Day
Day-47 Wasa to Radium Hot Springs: Hot Springs and my Imagination
Day-48 Radium to Castle Junction: Bear Poop
Day-49 Castle Junction to Rampart Creek Hostel: Fenced Bears
Day-50 Rampart Creek to Jasper: Its Cold Out Here
Day-51 Jasper to McBride: Yellowhead Highway
Day-52 McBride to Purden Lake: Resort Camping
Day-53 Purden Lake to Vanderhoof: 4K Today!
Day-54 Vanderhoof to Burns Lake: Canada Day Today
Day-55 Burns Lake to Smithers: Visit to the Bike Shop
Day-56 Smithers: Rest Day and Bear Spray
Day-57 Smithers to Kitwanga: I Feel all the extra weight.
Day-58 Kitwanga to Mezianin Lake: This is the easy end of the Cassiar
Day-59 Meziadin Lake to Bell II Lodge: Trouble With a Semi
Day-60 Bell II Lodge to Mountain Shadow RV Park: Bit of Hypotherma Today
Day-61 North of Iskut to North of Dease Lake: Lots of Climbing Today
Day-62 North of Dease Lake to Boya Park: Great Camp Spot
Day-63 Boya Lake to Watson Lake: Off the Cassiar Highway
Day-64 Watson Lake to Continental Divide: Under the Weather
Day-65 Continental Divide to Outside Teslin: Tailwind
Day-66 Teslin to Whitehorse: Wheel Still Out of True
Day-67 Whitehorse to Otter Falls RV Park: Strong Headwinds Today
Day-68 Otter Falls to Burwash: Several Miles of Gravel Road
Day-69 Burwash to White River RV Park: Discover Cracked Rear Hub
Day-70 White River to Deadmans Lake: Alaska!
Day-71 Deadmans Lake to Cathedral Rocks: Limping Along
Day-72 Catherdral Rocks to Rikas Roadhouse: Alaskian Safety Triangles
Day-73 Rikas Roadhouse to Fairbanks: Got a New Rear Wheel Today
Day-74 Fairbanks to Dalton Highway: Beautiful Ride on the Elliott Highway
Day-75 Start of Dalton to Five Mile Camp: Hilly
Day-76 Five Mile Camp to Arctic Circle: I Made It!


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