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Dan's Across America


The horse shoes and hand grenades tour 2006

4,036 miles (6,495 km) over 69 days from June 1, 2006 to August 8, 2006

Topic: Bicycle Touring  
Categories: Tour diaries, Equipment lists, Recumbent, 1-3 months, TransAmerica Trail, USA Coast to Coast, USA West to East
Locales: North America, United States, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Nevada
Year: 2006
Keywords: recumbent vegetarian burley solo unsupported trailer camping

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

Copyright © 2006-2014 By Dan Browning - (contact)

Status: Completed Aug 2006
Last update: Tuesday January 9, 2007 17:35 (US/Pacific) (edited Sun 12 Jan 2014 12:18 (US/Pacific))
86,350 hits since February 19, 2006 (hitcounts updated nightly)
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Free camping at Booneville Presbyterian Church


Table of Contents

Why ride a bicycle across America?
Preparations
My stuff
+ Eugene to Mapleton: The appetizer ride
+ Mapleton to Smith River Campground: The ceremonial dip
+ Smith River campground to Eugene: No services 'till Eugene
FAQ
Trans Am Eve: pacing and second guessing
+ Eugene to Oakland: going east going south
+ Oakland to Susan Creek: shower to shower
+ Susan Creek to Diamond Lake: up and up
+ Diamond Lake to a beautiful meadow: into the drier climate
+ beautiful meadow to Paisley: into the desert
+ Paisley to Dogherty Slide: Into the great basin
+ Dogherty Slide to Fields: quick, dry dip into Nevada
+ Fields to north of Frenchglen: north into the wind
+ north of Frenchglen to Burns: running out of steam
Rest Day in Burns: bodies need rest, we all need our rest
+ Burns to Prarie City: the great escape
+ Prarie City to Baker City: getting to the big mountains
Resting in Baker City: I like it so I'll stay a little longer
+ Baker City to Oxbow: on the border
+ Oxbow to Council: into Idaho
+ Council to White Bird: bad day for a boater
+ White Bird to Lowell: patience
+ Lowel to Lolo Hot Springs: into Montana
+ Lolo Hot Springs to Missoula: short day
Resting in Missoula: laundry, groceries, ice cream
+ Missoula to Sula: finally going south
+ Sula to Jackson: cows
+ Jackson to Alder: more cows
+ Alder to Beaver Creek Campground: cheered up
+ Beaver Creek to Grant Village: Into Wyoming
+ Grant Village to Coulter Bay Village: bear country is real
Visiting Jackson: being a tourist
+ Coulter Bay to Dubois: leaving the Tetons behind
+ Dubois to Sleeping Bear RV park: a little more today means a little less tomorrow
+ Sleeping Bear RV park to Rawlins: big girl panty time
+ Rawlins to Riverside: less Wyomingy
+ Riverside to Walden: into Colorado
+ Walden to Kremmling: more rain
resting/visiting: put to work
rest day?: still in the Denver area
still in Denver area: a day off the bike
another rest day in Denver: downtown the easy way
delayed in Denver: weather delay
heading back: to Silverthorne
+ Silverthorne to Royal View Campground: will I never learn?
+ Royal View Campground to Ordway: a bit less insane
+ Ordway to Eads: getting soft?
+ Eads to Scott City: into Kansas
+ Scott City to Rush Center: a little more today.......
+ Rush Center to Learned: abnormally short day
+ Learned to Newton: more trail angels
+ Newton to Eureka: I'm melting!
+ Eureka to Chanute: services few and far between
+ Chanute to Pittsburg: on the border
+ Pittsburg to Ash Grove: Into Missouri
+ Ash Grove to Marshfield: not such a good day
+ Marshfield to Houston: much better day
+ Houston to Ellington: no sign of Duke
+ Ellington to Farmington: horny today
+ Farmington to Chester: into Illinois
+ Chester to Carbondale: headed for some rest
Resting in Carbondale: odds and ends
Still resting in Carbondale: wandering, reading, resting
+ Carbondale to Golconda: trouble
Recuperate day: no shape to ride this morning
+ Golconda to Seebree: Into Kentucky
+ Seebree to Rough River: already a motel again?
+ Rough River to Hodgensville and back to Sonora area: what?
+ Elizabethtown to Bardstown: Waiting
+ Bardstown to Danville: A little slack for the people of Kentucky
+ Danville to Berea: a bike path in Kentucky
+ Berea to Booneville: nice diggs for camping
+ Booneville to Pippa Passes: rainy day
+ Pippa Passes to Elkhorn City: not the Breaks I was hoping for
Elkhorn City to Pikeville: one of the saddest days of my life
The rest of the story: I hope Paul Harvey doesn't sue
Thoughts and stuff
Bike repair report: $$$


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