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Dale's big bike trip


A ride from Yorktown, VA to Florence, OR

4,642 miles (7,470 km) over 89 days from May 13, 2005 to August 9, 2005

Topic: Bicycle Touring  
Categories: Tour diaries, 1-3 months, TransAmerica Trail, USA Coast to Coast, East to West, USA East to West
Locales: North America, United States, Colorado, Idaho, Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, Montana, Oregon, Virginia, Wyoming
Year: 2005
Keywords: Dale Van Dusen TransAmerica

Permalink: http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/dale05

Copyright © 2005-2014 By Dale Van Dusen - (contact)

Status: Completed Aug 2005
Last update: Saturday August 20, 2005 11:23 (US/Pacific) (edited Thu 10 Apr 2008 20:38 (US/Pacific))
66,837 hits since June 4, 2005 (hitcounts updated nightly)
193 pics

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Victory!


Table of Contents

FINISHED!!!!!!!: I made it to the Ocean and called it a trip.

Fund Raising: I should not be so selfish doing this ride just for myself.

Big News: Route Change

Day 1: Yorktown, VA to Glendale, VA
Day 2: Glendale, VA to Coatsville, VA
Day 3: Coatsville, VA to Palmyra, VA
Day 4: Palmyra, VA to Afton, VA: Home of the Cookie Lady
Day 5: Afton, VA to (9 miles east of) Lexington, VA
Day 6: (9 miles east of) Lexington, VA to Troutville, VA
Day 7: Troutville, VA to Radford, VA: Home of the Lees
Day 8: A day off
Day 9: Radford, VA to Rural Retreat, VA
Day 10: Rural Retreat, VA to Damascus, VA
Day 11: Damascus, VA to Council, VA
Day 12: Council, VA to Elkhorn City, KY
Day 13: Elkhorn City, KY to Hindman, KY
Day 14: Hindman, KY to Boonville, KY
Day 15: Boonville, KY to Berea, KY
Day 16: A Day off
Day 17: Berea, KY to Lincoln Homestead Sate Park (5 miles north of Springfield,
Day 18: Lincoln Homestead Park, KY to Hodgenville, KY
Day 19: Hodgenville, KY to Mamouth Cave, KY
Day 20: Mammoth Cave, KY to Upton, KY
Day 21: Upton, KY to Rough River Dam State Park, KY
Day 22: Rough River Dam State Park, KY to Sebree, KY
Day 23: Sebree, KY to Cave In Rock, IL
Day 24: Cave In Rock, IL to Fern Clyffe State Park (Goreville, IL): Who turned up the heat?!!!
Day 25: Fern Clyffe State Park, IL to Carbondale, IL
Day 26: Carbondale, IL to Chester, IL
Day 27: Chester, IL to Farmington, MO
Day 28: Farmington, MO to Johnson's Shut-Ins State Park, MO
Day 29: Johnson's Shut-Ins State Park, MO to Alley Spring, MO
Day 30: Alley Spring, MO to Houston, MO
Day 31: Houston, MO to Marshfield, MO
Day 32: Marshfield, MO to Everton, MO
Day 33: Everton, MO to Pittsburg, KS
Day 34: Pittsburg, KS to Chanute, KS
Day 35: Chanute, KS to Eureka, KS
Day 36: Eureka, KS to Nickerson, KS
Day 37: Nickerson, KS to Rush Center, KS
Day 38: Rush Center, KS to Scott City, KS
Day 39: Scott City, KS to Eads, CO: How Many Flats Can One Girl Get?
Day 40: Eads, CO to Pueblo, CO
Day 41: Leaving the bike and gear in Pueblo, CO
Days 42-48: San Francisco, CA (by plane)
Days 49-50: Lyons & Boulder, CO
Day 51: Pueblo, CO to Florence, CO: On the road again!
Day 52: Florence, CO to Guffey, CO (Currant Creek Hostel)
Day 53: Guffey, CO to Fairplay, CO
Day 54: Fairplay, CO to Frisco, CO
Day 55: Frisco, CO to Kremmling, CO
Day 56: Kremmling, CO to Walden, CO
Day 57: Walden, CO to Saratoga, WY
Day 58: Saratoga, WY to Rawlins, WY
Day 59: Rawlins, WY to Jeffrey City, WY
Day 60: Jeffrey City, WY to Lander, WY
Day 61: Lander, WY to Dubois, WY
Day 62: Dubois, WY to Grand Teton National Park, WY (Signal Mountain Campground): It's all up hill from here!
Day 63: Grand Teton National Park, WY to Jackson, WY
Day 64: Jackson, WY to Grand Teton Park (Signal Mountain Campground)
Day 65: Grand Teton National Park to Grant Village, Yellowstone National Park, W
Day 66: Grant Village, Yellowstone National Park, WY to Canyon Village YNP, WY
Day 67: Canyon Village, YNP, WY to Noris, YNP, WY
Day 68: Noris, YNP, WY to Madison, YNP, WY
Day 69: Madison, YNP, WY to Cabin Creek Campgrount, MT
Day 70: Cabin Creek Campground, MT to Ennis, MT
Day 71: Ennis, MT to Dillon, MT
Day 72: Dillon, MT to Jackson, MT
Day 73: Jackson, MT to Hamilton, MT: What a difference a day makes!
Day 74: Hamilton, MT to Missoula, MT
Day 75: Layover day in Missoula
Day 76: Missoula, MT to Powell, ID: State Number 9!
Day 77: Powell, ID to Lowell, ID
Day 78: Lowell, ID to White Bird, ID
Day 79: White Bird, ID to Riggins, ID: Nice day to float down a river.
Day 80: Riggins, ID to Cambridge, ID: I hit 4000 miles today!
Day 81: Cambridge, ID to a field 18.5 miles east of Baker City, OR
Day 82: A field 18.5 miles east of Baker City, OR to Union Creek Campground, OR
Day 83: Union Creek Campground, OR to Dixie Summit Campground, OR: John's first day with 3 big climbs
Day 84: Dixie Summit Campground, OR to Dayville, OR
Day 85: Dayville, OR to Ochoco Lake County Park, OR
Day 86: Ochoco Lake County Park, OR to Bend, OR
Day 87: Bend, OR to Cold Springs Campground, OR (5 miles west of Sisters, OR)
Day 88: Cold Springs Campground, OR to Eugene, OR
Day 89: Eugene, OR to Florence, OR: THE END!!!!!!


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