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Scraping Bottom


Riding across the bottom of the US to raise awareness of awareness :)

2,399 miles (3,861 km) over 31 days from February 12, 2012 to March 13, 2012

Topic: Bicycle Touring  
Categories: Tour diaries, Equipment lists, Road bikes, 1-3 months, Southern Tier, USA Coast to Coast, USA West to East, West to East
Locales: North America, United States, California, Arizona, Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida
Year: 2012

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

Copyright © 2011-2014 By Pete Staehling - (contact)

Status: Completed Mar 2012
Last update: Thursday March 22, 2012 04:41 (US/Pacific) (edited Sun 20 Apr 2014 03:28 (US/Pacific))
57,244 hits since October 17, 2011 (hitcounts updated nightly)
102 pics

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Sleeping spot at the Marfa Mystery Light viewing station.


Table of Contents

Why this route: and why at this time?
Gear and Bike Choices: A fundamental rethinking of how I tour
More planning
Possibly the Final Gear List
Getting ready to go...: and some last minute flip flopping
Three days to departure!: Some comments and a final packing list
Day 0: Travel Day
Section 1: San Diego, CA, to Tempe, AZ
      Day 1 Early AM
      Day 1: San Diego to Old Buckman Springs USFS Camp
      Day 2: USFS Camp to El Centro
      Day 3: El Centro to Palo Verde
      Day 4: Palo Verde to Brenda AZ
      Day 5: Brenda AZ to Wickenburg AZ
      Day 6: Wickenburg AZ to Mesa AZ
Section 2: Tempe, AZ, to El Paso, TX
      Day 7: Mesa AZ to Superior AZ
      Day 8: Superior to Apache Gold Casino
      Day 9: Apache Gold to Safford AZ
      Day 10: Safford to USFS BlackJack near NM border
      Day 12: USFS BlackJack near NM border to Silver City
      Day 13: Silver City to Hillsboro
      Day 14: Hillsboro to Las Cruces
Section 3: El Paso, TX, to Del Rio, TX
      Day 14: Las Cruces NM to Faber TX
      Day 15: Faber to Van Horn
      Day 16: Van Horn to Marfa Lights Viewing Site
      Day 17: Marfa Lights to Marathon
      Day 18: Marathon to 15 Miles West of Langtree
      Day 19: Pre Langtree to Del Rio
Section 4: Del Rio, TX, to Navasota, TX
      Day 20: Del Rio to Knippa TX
      Day 21: Knippa TX to San Antonio
      Day 22: San Antonio to Flatonia
      Day 23: Flatonia to Brookshire
Section 5: Navasota, TX, to New Roads, LA
      Day 24: Brookshire to under I-10 near Trinity Bay
      Day 25: Trinity Bay to Orange TX
      Day 26: Orange TX to Kinder LA
      Day 27: Kinder LA to Chicot State Park
      Day 28: Chicot State Park to New Roads LA
Section 6: New Roads, LA, to DeFuniak Springs, FL
      Day 29: New Roads to Amite
      Day 30: Amite LA to Slidell
      Day 31: Slidell LA to Biloxi MS
      Day 32: Biloxi MS to Fairhope MS
      Day 33: Last Day
Section 7: DeFuniak Springs, FL, to St. Augustine, FL
Some Thoughts After The Ride
Support for CGOAB


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