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"The Days Run Away..............."


USA East To West-Southern Tier/Grand Canyon/Western Express

4,101 miles (6,600 km) over 81 days from March 15, 2012 to June 3, 2012

Topic: Bicycle Touring  
Categories: Tour diaries, Road bikes, 1-3 months, USA Coast to Coast, USA East to West
Locales: North America, United States, Florida, Alabama, Louisiana, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, Nevada, California
Year: 2012

Permalink: http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/dhs2012

Copyright © 2011-2014 By Dennis Schluter - (contact)

Status: Completed Jun 2012
Last update: Thursday May 30, 2013 14:16 (US/Pacific) (edited Sat 26 Apr 2014 15:36 (US/Pacific))
47,906 hits since December 17, 2011 (hitcounts updated nightly)
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Amistad Recreational Area Texas 20th April, 2012.


Table of Contents

Introduction: The Plan
The Bike: Phases 1 & 2
Preparations: Such As They Are
FLORIDA
      St Augustine: Getting There
      Day 1-St Augustine FL to East Palatka FL: "If I Put The Wheels In Motion"
      Day 2-East Palatka FL to Gainsville FL: Head Down & Tail Up
      Day 3-Gainesville FL to Ichetucknee Campground: Just because I wanted to type Ichetucknee
      Day 4-Ichetucknee Campsite FL to Madison FL: A Longish Day
      Day 5-Madison FL to KOA Outside Monticello FL: A Bit Of A Bludge
      Day 6-KOA Outside Monticello FL to Quincy FL: In Search Of A Meal
      Day 7-Quincy FL to Chipley FL: No Particular Place To Go
      Day 8-Chipley FL to Crestview FL: The Last Thing On My Mind
      Day 9-Crestview FL to Gulf Beach FL: Follow Your Nose
ALABAMA
      Day 10-Gulf Beach FL to Dauphin Island AL: Am I On A Bike Ride Or A Ferry Ride?
MISSISSIPPI
      Day 11-Dauphin Is AL to Vancleave MS: Vancleave-Sounds Like An Action Hero!
      Day 12-Vancleave MS to Poplarville MS: Crucify Your Mind
      Day 13-Rest Day: Rest Day In Poplarville
LOUISIANA
      Day 14-Poplarville MS to Franklinton LA: All Roads Lead To Franklinton
      Day 15-Franklinton LA to Jackson LA: Foggy Start In Franklinton.
      Day 16-Rest Day: Baton Rouge, A Casual Kind Of Place
      Day 17-St. Francisville LA to Simmesport LA: Not Your Mama's Cafe!
      Day 18-Simmesport LA to Ville Platte LA: Shelter From The Storm
      Day 19-Ville Platte LA to Oberlin LA: Blue Bayou
TEXAS
      Day 20-Oberlin LA to Kirbyville TX: I'm in Texas
      Day 21-Kirbyville TX to Kountze TX: Spirit In The Sky
      Day 22-Kountze TX to Coldspring TX: For The Good Times
      Day 23-Coldspring TX. to Navasota TX.: Passing Through
      Day 24-Navasota TX to LaGrange TX: I Hear You Knocking........
      Day 25-LaGrange TX to Bastrop TX: Drilling For Oil
      Day 26-Bastrop TX to Wimberley TX.: Decisions, Decisions
      Day 27-Wimberley TX to Blanco TX: A Little Bit Murky
      Day 28-Blanco TX to Comfort TX: Cloudy, Windy & Hilly
      Day 29-Comfort TX to Kerrville TX: A Really Short Day.
      Day 30-Kerrville TX to Leakey TX: All I Seemed to Do Was Climb.
      Day 31-Leakey TX to Brackettville TX: Ol '55
      Day 32-Brackettville TX to Del Rio TX: This Wheel's On Fire
      Day 33-Rest Day: Del Rio TX
      Day 34-Del Rio TX to Langtry TX: The Weight
      Day 35-Langtry TX to Sanderson TX.: Hard Travelling
      Day 36-Sanderson TX to Marathon TX: A Trying Day
      Day 37-Marathon TX to Fort Davis TX.: Feel Like I'm In A Western Movie
      Day 38-Fort Davis TX to Van Horn TX: "H" Remote
      Day 39-Rest Day: Get Off My Cloud.
      Day 40-Van Horn TX to Fort Hancock TX: What's The Time Mr. Wolf ?
      Day 41-Fort Hancock TX to El Paso TX: Stay A-a-a-a-g-h Just A Little Bit Longer
NEW MEXICO
      Day 42-El Paso TX to Las Cruces NM: So Long, Texas!
      Day 43-Las Cruces NM to Hillsboro NM: The Last Hairpin Curve
      Day 44-Hillsboro NM to Silver City NM: Up Around The Bend.
      Day 45-Rest Day: Rest and Recuperation Day
      Day 46-Silver City NM to Buckhorn NM: Not Much Happens At Buckhorn
ARIZONA
      Day 47-Buckhorn NM to Safford AZ: A Pass With No Name
      Day 48-Safford AZ to Globe AZ: Shoulder Worries
      Day 49-Globe AZ to Tempe AZ: There Must Be Some Kind Of Way Out Of Here
      Day 50-Rest Day: Phoenix Sightseeing Day
      Day 51-Wickenberg AZ: Fudge Day
      Day 52-Wickenburg AZ to Prescott AZ: Going Up Around The Bend (Again)
      Day 53-Prescott AZ to Williams AZ: Get Your Kicks
      Day 54-Williams AZ to Grand Canyon South Rim AZ: I'm At The Grand Canyon.
      Day 55-Grand Canyon Village AZ to Cameron AZ: Great Picture Day
      Day 56-Cameron AZ to Marble Canyon AZ: Take Me To The River, But DON'T Drop Me In The Water.
      Day 57-Rest Day: Lay Over Day
      Day 58-Marble Canyon AZ to Jacob Lake AZ: Jacob Lake Is Not A Lake
      Day 59-Jacob Lake AZ to North Rim Grand Canyon AZ: Opening Day
      Day 60-Grand Canyon North Rim: Sightseeing and Hiking Day
      Day 61-Grand Canyon North Rim AZ to Fredonia AZ: Don't Need A Weatherman
UTAH
      Day 62-Fredonia AZ to Mt. Carmel Junction UT: Blue's The Colour Of The Sky
      Day 63-Mt Carmel Junction UT to Hurricane UT: Cold Cold Ground
      Day 64-Hurricane UT to Cedar City UT: End Of A Section But......................
      Day 65-Cedar City UT to Milford UT: ..............Still Heading North
NEVADA
      Day 66-Milford UT to Baker NV: Wah Wah
      Day 67-Baker NV to Ely NV: Absolutes
      Day 68-Ely NV to Eureka NV: Sock Puppets.
      Day 69-Eureka NV to Austin NV: It's My Party & I'll Cry If I Want To Tom!
      Day 70-Austin Rest Day-(Stranded Anyway): I Told Ya It Was Cold
      Day 71-Austin NV to Cold Springs Station NV: A Far Better Day
      Day 72-Cold Springs Station NV to Fallon NV: This Is Not A Cardiogram
      Day 73-Fallon NV to Carson City NV: Better To Burn Out
CALIFORNIA
      Day 74-Carson City NV to Sorenson's Hope Valley Resort CA: The Little Engine That Couldn't..............
      Day 75-Sorenson's Hope Valley Resort CA to Placerville CA: .........But Then Did
      Day 76-Placerville CA to Sacramento CA: California Stars
      Day 77-Sacramento CA to Cordelia CA: Not Quite There Yet
      Day 78-Cordelia CA to San Francisco CA: If You're Going To San Francisco
EPILOGUE: All Things Must Pass


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