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Oregon to Maine 2006


A cross country ride via the Lewis and Clark Trail, RAGBRAI and the northern tier

4,829 miles (7,772 km) over 96 days from May 31, 2006 to September 3, 2006

Topic: Bicycle Touring  
Categories: Tour diaries, Equipment lists, Recumbent, 1-3 months, Lewis & Clark Trail, Northern Tier, USA Coast to Coast, USA West to East, West to East
Locales: North America, United States, Oregon, Clatsop, Astoria, Washington, Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Hancock, Bar Harbor
Year: 2006

Permalink: http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/ORtoME06

Copyright © 2006-2014 By Larry Albert, Gary Buck and Russ Chambers - (contact)

Status: Completed Sep 2006
Last update: Wednesday November 10, 2010 16:40 (US/Pacific) (edited Wed 10 Nov 2010 16:41 (US/Pacific))
125,377 hits since May 29, 2006 (hitcounts updated nightly)
256 pics

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When Larry talks, the cows listen


Table of Contents

Introduction - Riders
Equipment Lists
Overview of the Planned Route
Ohio to Oregon
Larry and the shakes!!: Jun 1, 2006, Seaside, OR
Camping on Pacific; bike problems under control (Knock on wood): Fri, Jun 2, 2006, Cape Disappointment, WA
Still got a whole lot of shaking going on; eastward bound: Sat, June 3, 2006, Cathlemet, WA
Great scenery, through the rain back to Oregon; showers are way overrated: Sun, Jun 4, 2006, Clatskanie, OR
Buttcrack Mountain: Mon, Jun 5, 2006, Troutdale, OR
Dad’s suppressor idea works!! ; Bike touring can’t get much better than this: Tues, Jun 6, 2006, Cascade Locks, OR
THE BEAUTY CONTINUES!!: Wed, Jun 7, 2006, Dalles, OR
Old Dudes kick some serious Butt……….with a little help!!; Tailwinds are unbeliev: Thur, Jun 8, 2006, Umatila, OR
Goodbye to Oregon and the Columbia; Sightseeing and a Great ride: Fri, Jun 9, 2006, Walla Walla, WA
Birds, peas, dogs and small towns; Moving on east: Sat, Jun 10, 2006, Pomeroy, ID
Short Day-Big Downhill; Making strategy for the ascent of Lolo Pass: Sun, Jun 11, 2006, Lewiston, ID
Day to do Errands; Surprise monster hill while headed for the library: Mon, Jun 12, 2006, Lewiston, ID
Return to mountain scenery: Tues, Jun 13, 2006 Kamiah, ID
Rain, rain go away. Come again some other day.: Wed, Jun 14, 2006, Lowell, ID
Riding in the wilderness; Thanks to the politicians that set this land aside: Thurs, Jun 15, 2006, Powell, ID
Up and over the pass and quickly back into modern day suburbia: Fri, Jun 16, 2006, Missoula, MT
A normal day of ordinary stuff; Missoula is a great bicycling town: Sat, Jun 17, 2006, Missoula, MT
Larry the Cow Whisperer…..Lots of livestock and beautiful snow topped mountains: Sun, Jun 18, 2006, Darby, MT
Over the pass, through the rain and into sensational scenery on Old Route 93: Mon, Jun 19, 2006, Salmon, ID
Larry suffers…Big….Gary Laughs!!: Tues, Jun 20, 2006, Wisdom, MT
Mountains in the distance and great sunshine: Wed, Jun 21, 2006, Whitehall, MT
Cyclists suffer hangovers as Rolling Rock stock price soars!!: Thurs, Jun 22, 2006, Three Forks, MT
Big Sky, Big Trucks, Big Distances; this must be Montana: Fri, Jun 23, 2006, Helena, MT
So long to the mountains and hello to the prairie: Cascade, MT, Sat, Jun 24, 2006
Game galore, short riding distances and lots to look at: Sun, June 25, 2006, Great Falls, MT
Ten Mile Pee: Geraldine, MT, Mon, Jun 26, 2006
Montana is not flat nor does the wind come from the West: Lewistown, MT, Jun 27, 2006
Hot Weather Means Shutting Down Early!!: Winnett, MT June 28, 2006,
Long ride, hot day, rolling hills: Jordan, MT Jun 29, 2006
Headwind and Hills Devour Wimpy Bikers: Ft Peck, MT, Fri, Jun 30, 2006
Montana - Big Sky, Big Pancakes, and Indians: Culbertson, MT, Sat, Jul 1, 2006
Goodbye to Montana: Sun, Jul 2, 2006, Williston, ND
Off day, no ride, just bumming around town: Williston, ND, Jul 3, 2006
Larry Frets Over Nothing: Tues, Jul 4, 2006, Theodore Roosevelt National Park North Unit
Buffaloes, Rollers. Head wind – This must be North Dakota: Wed, Jul 5, 2006, Dodge, ND
20-30 MPH Crosswinds makes bikers CROSS; Tough Day: Thurs, Jul 6, 2006, Washburn, ND
Favor winds, thunderstorms-lightening, old hotels – How much better can it get?: Bismarck, ND, Fri, Jul 7, 2006
Bad Attitude, No Towns and 100 deg Heat Make for a Long Day: Sat. July 8, 2006, Pollock, SD
Direct route with tail winds and reasonable heat: Sun, Jul 9, 2006, Onieda, SD
Larry’s Emotions Run Wild: Pierre, SD, Jul 10, 2006
A day without riding much but still troubled with tire problems: Tuesday, July 11, 2006, Pierre, SD
Hot, Hotter, Hottest!!! Wind, windier, windiest!: Wednesday, July 12, 2006, Chamberlin, SD
Windy, hot and flats: Thurs, Jul 13, 2006, Lake Andes, SD
I WANT A NEW PARTNER, NOW!!: Jul 14, 2006, Yankton, SD
Dogs, Spirit Mound and Iowa: Sat, Jul 15, 2006, Sioux City, Iowa
Sergeant Floyd and the Mega Monument: Sun, July 16, 2006, Sioux City, IA
Ragbrai begins: Saturday, July 22, 2006, Sergeant Bluff, IA
Yikes!! We can’t believe the bikes!!: Jul 23, 2006 Ida grove, IA
"At Least Iowa’s Flat": Monday, July 24, 2006 Audobon, IA
3,000 miles down and still going strong: Tuesday, July 25, 2006 Waukee, IA
Lance Cruises while Larry Boozes!!: Wed, July 26, 2006, Newton, IA
Accidents do happen.: Thur, Jul 27, 2006, Marengo, IA
Missin’ Fran subdues the Ride: Fri, Jul 28, 2006, Coralville, IA
Ragbrai ends at the Mississippi River: Sat, Jul 29, 2006, Muscatine, IA
Nuclear Dad Lives Up To Reputation/Russ C. Falls While Standing: Sun, Jul 30, 2006, Kewanee, IL
Corn and bean fields. Are we still in Iowa?: Mon, Jul 31, 2006, Wenona, IL
Off the Route Works Out: Tues, Aug 1, 2006, Kankakee, IL
Indiana is flat and hot; and the beans and corn look just like IA and IL: Wed, Aug 2, 2006, Winamac, IN
What Are Those Critters ?: Thurs. Aug 3, 2006 Columbia City, Indiana
Ancestors, great roads, great weather: Fri, Aug 4, 2006, Defiance, OH
So long Gary and Russ; onward to Cleveland: Sat, Aug 5, 2006, Bowling Green, OH
Home for Gary and Russ C; one more day for Larry and Russ A: Sun, Aug 6, 2006, Vermilion, OH
Home Sweet Home: Mon, Aug 7, 2006, Painesville, Oh
Back on the Road Again: Sunday, August 20, 2006, Northeast, PA
Moe [Russ], Larry [Larry], and Curly [Gary with shaved head] meet on the Lake: Monday, August 21, 2006. Buffalo, NY
Maxi-Lube to the Rescue??!!: Tues, Aug 22, 2006, Lockport, NY
Riding Down the Towpath as Gary complains about the dust: Wed, Aug 23, 2006, Spencerport, NY
First You Play, Then You Pay: Thur, Aug 24 2006, Wolcott, NY
Constitutional Rights Violated: Fri, Aug 25, 2006, Redfield, NY
New York has really big hills: Sat, Aug 26, 2005 Old Forge, NY
Riding in the Rain in The Adirondacks: Sun, Aug 27, 2006, Long Lake, NY
Yet More Issues: Mon, Aug 28, 2006, Ticonderoga, NY
12 States Down; 3 to Go: Tues, Aug 29, 2006, Sharon, VT
Clearing Sky, Steep Mountains, One More State to Go: Wed, Aug 30, 2006, Lincoln, New Hampshire
Biking Legend Resorts to Trickery: Thurs, Aug 31, 2006, Norway, ME
Larry Walks Home: Fri, Sep 1, 2006, Wiscasset, ME
Dang!! Maine is Hilly and Cold and the Roads are Bumpy: Sat, Sep 2, 2006, Searsport, ME
From Sea to Shining Sea - We made it!: Sun, Sep 3, 2006, Bar Harbor, ME
Reflections – Final Thoughts: Labor Day, Sep 4, 2006, Bar Harbor, ME
Summary of Overnight Stops and Distances


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