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CircumTrektion: TransAm 2006


Two wheels, three months, 4400 miles

4,427 miles (7,124 km) over 86 days from May 11, 2006 to August 4, 2006

Topic: Bicycle Touring  
Categories: Tour diaries, Equipment lists, 1-3 months, TransAmerica Trail, East to West
Locales: North America, United States, Virginia, Kentucky, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, Oregon
Year: 2006
Keywords: Trek 1000C, squirrels, maps, tyvek, cartography

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

Copyright © 2005-2014 By Joy Santee - (contact)

Status: Completed Aug 2006Featured Journal #191
Last update: Saturday August 4, 2007 04:32 (US/Pacific) (edited Sat 9 Jun 2012 07:13 (US/Pacific))
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Rough River campsite


Table of Contents

Introductory Matters

      Updates probably not that interesting to the general public: (you've been warned!)
      Kudos

Obligatory Equipment List

      Packing list 2--where things are: (at least where they are supposed to be!)
      Tips, Cheap Tricks and Creative Solutions: (ok, some aren't that creative)

Shakedown Tours

      Overnight to Turkey Run
      SouthCentral Indiana Shakedown: Getting my feet (and everything else) wet
            Beginning at Brown County
            Well ... you just can't get there from here!
            Relatively painless day to Paynetown
                  Payne-ful Pepsi Saga
            Back to Brown County
                  Pepsi Saga, Part 2

NOTE

Life is a Highway: At least for the next three months it is!

Virginia

      Day 0: Indy to Norfolk
      Day 1: Yorktown to Chickahominy River: Barefoot Brian and the Soggy Bottom Girls
      Day 2: Chicahominy River to Mechanicsville: Homeless and well-fed
      Day 3: Mechanicsville to Mineral: Baby hills begin
      Day 4: Mineral to Charlottesville: Luck finds us!
      Day 5: C-ville to Afton: The Cookie Lady!
      Day 6: Afton to Mallard Campground: Whereby Joy is passed by a lawn mower ... and then by a butterfly
      Day 7: Mallard to Troutville: Joy gets fed up with marketing
      Day 8: Troutville to Radford, VA: Hills, Headwind, and an achin' bum
      Day 9: Radford to Radford: Rest day #1/Roaming Gnome takes a Fast Forward
      Day 10: Radford to (Almost) Cedar Springs: I thought the headwinds would come in Kansas!
      Day 11: (Almost) Cedar Springs to Damascus: Catching the Tail end of Trail Days
      Day 12: Damascus to Elk Garden Church
      Day 13: Elk Garden to Breaks: Joy the Mechanic!

Kentucky

      Day 14: Breaks to Pippa Passes: Joy is a dirty, tired, hungry puppy
      Day 15: Pippa Passes to Hazard: TGFWPS or "Raindrops on Roses" is not among my favorite things
      Day 16: Hazard to Booneville: We've been through Hail and back
      Day 17: Booneville to Berea
      Day 18: Berea to Harrodsburg: Hot, Hot, Hot
      Day 19: Harrodsburg to Bardstown: Still Hot

NOTE 2: Thank You!!!

      Day 20: Bardstown to Lincoln Birthplace
      Day 21: Lincoln Birthplace to Rough River Dam State Park: Three Weeks!
      Day 22: Rough River to Utica
      Day 23: Utica to Marion: How much rain can one little biker handle?

Illinois

      Day 24: Marion, KY to Tunnel Hill, IL: A bad day with a good ending
      Day 25: Tunnel Hill, IL to Carbondale, IL
      Day 26: Carbondale to Chester

Missouri

      Day 27: Chester to St. Joe State Park (Farmington, MO area)
      Day 28: St. Joe to Centerville, MO
      Day 29: Centerville to Summersville
      Day 30: Summersville to Hartville
      Day 31: Hartville to Fair Grove
      Day 32: Fair Grove to Golden City: Kansas, I'm coming!!!

Kansas

      Day 33: Golden City to Chanute: I JUST RODE MY BIKE ALL THE WAY FROM VIRGINIA TO KANSAS!!!
      Day 34: Chanute to Eureka! Kansas
      Day 35: Eureka to El Dorado, KS
      Day 36: El Dorado to Newton
      Day 37: Newton to Sterling
      Day 38: Sterling to Larned, KS

I'm Behind!

      Day 39: Larned to Ness City
      Day 40: Ness City to Scott City
      Day 41: Scott City to Tribune, KS: Heat, Headwinds, and biting flies

Colorado

      Day 42: Tribune, KS to Eads, CO: Finally! Colorado!
      Day 43: Eads to Ordway
      Day 44: Ordway to Pueblo (then Denver by car)
      Day 45: Denver: Rest day #2
      Day 46: Denver to Estes Park by car: Rest day #3
      Day 47: Estes to Estes: Rest day #4

I'm OK!!!

      Day 48: Estes to Pueblo to Lake Pueblo State Park
      Day 49: Pueblo SP to Royal Gorge area
      Day 50: Royal Gorge to Guffey
      Day 51: Guffey to Silverthorne
      Day 52: Silverthorne to Arapaho National Forrest

Wyoming

      Day 53: Arapaho to Riverside, Wyoming
      Day 54: Riverside to Muddy Gap
      Day 55: Muddy Gap to Lander
      Day 56: Lander to Lander: Mostly a rest day!
      Day 57: Lander to Dubois: Wind River lives up to its name...
      Day 58: Dubois to Some RV Park: Actual text on this page!
      Day 59: Teton RV Park to Jackson: Text here, too!
      Day 60: Jackson to Jackson: And here!!!
      Day 61: Jackson to Flagg Ranch: Just S of Yellowstone
      Day 62: Flagg to Grant (Yellowstone)
      Day 63: Grant to Madison (still Yellowstone)

Montana

      Day 64: Madison CG to Madison River: Montana!
      Day 65: Madison River to Twin Bridges
      Day 66: Twin Bridges to Dillon
      Day 67: Dillon to Jackson Hot Springs
      Day 68: Jackson to Darby: The Bud and Shirley Motel!!!
      Day 69: Darby to Almost Missoula
      Day 70: Almost Missoula to Missoula
      Day 71: Missoula to Lolo Creek Campground

Idaho

      Day 72: Lolo Creek CG to Wliderness Gateway CG
      Day 73: Wilderness Gateway to Grangeville
      Day 74: Grangeville to Riggins
      Day 75: Riggins to Council

Oregon!

      Day 76: Council to Halfway, OREGON!
      Day 77: Halfway to Baker City: (actually, I made it all the way to Baker City!)
      Day 78: Baker City to Baker City

Brief Update

      Day 79: Baker City to Prairie City
      Day 80: Prairie City to Dayville
      Day 81: Dayville to Ochoco Lake
      Day 82: Ochoco Lake to Sisters (almost)
      Day 83: Sisters to Sisters
      Day 84: Sisters to Mackenzie Bridge
      Day 85: Mackinzie Bridge to Eugene
      Day 86: Eugene to Florence!

I MADE IT!!!

      Days After: Back to Eugene, then to Portland
      Headed Home : (

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