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Hans' Tour Of A Lifetime


A Solo Bike Tour from Ohio to the Pacific and back

7,534 miles (12,125 km) over 163 days from April 5, 2003 to September 14, 2003

Topic: Bicycle Touring  
Categories: Tour diaries, 6-12 months, Northern Tier, Pacific Coast, TransAmerica Trail, East to West, South to North, West to East
Locales: North America, United States, Colorado, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming
Year: 2003
Keywords: Bicyle tour, Ohio, journal, camping, Rehrmann, Pacific, TransAm, Northern Tier

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

Copyright © 2003-2014 By Hans Rehrmann - (contact)

Status: Completed Sep 2003Featured Journal #105
Last update: Thursday March 9, 2006 10:03 (US/Pacific) (edited Sun 28 Apr 2013 18:03 (US/Pacific))
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My "Solar" powered cabin at Schechters.


Table of Contents

Foreword: An overview of the route

Introduction: Why do I want to do this?

Training: I have barely 4 weeks to get in shape.

My Retirement

      Retirement Luncheon

      Newspaper Article

Ohio

      Day 1: A cold ride from Celina to Hueston Woods State Park
      Day 2: Hueston Woods to Florence, Kentucky

Kentucky

      Day 3: Still in Florence (Its pouring rain)
      Day 4: Florence to Guist Creek Lake (Just outside Shelbyville)
      Day 5: A rainy ride to Bardstown
      Day 6: Bardstown to Hodgenville
      Day 7: Hodgensville to Rough River Dam State Park
      Day 8: Rough River Dam state Park to Utica
      Day 9: Utica to Marion
      Day 10: Marion to Cave in Rock State Park, IL

Illinois

      Day 11: Cave In Rock State Park to Ferne Cliffs State Park
      Day 12: Ferne Cliffe State Park to Carbondale.
      Day 13: Carbondale to Chester (On the mighty Mississippi)

Missouri

      Day 14: Chester, IL to Farmington, MO
      Day 15: Farmington to Johnsons Shut-Ins State Park
      Day 16: Easter at Johnsons Shut-Ins State Park
      Day 17: Johnsons Shut-Ins State Park to Emminence, MO
      Day 18: Emminence to Houston
      Day 19: Houston to Marshfield
      Day 20: Marshfield to Ash Grove
      Day 21: Ash Grove to Aurora
      Day 22: Dolce far niente in Aurora
      Day 23: Aurora, MO to Pittsburg, KS

Kansas

      Day 24: Pittsburg to Chanute
      Day 25: Chanute to Eureka
      Day 26: Eureka to Newton
      Day 27: Newton to Nickerson
      Day 28: Nickerson to Larned
      Day 29: Larned to Ness City
      Day 30: Ness City to Scott City
      Day 31: A day of rest
      Day 32: Scott City to Tribune
      Day 33: Tribune, KS to Eads, CO

Colorado

      Day 34: Eads to Ordway
      Day 35: Ordway to Pueblo
      Day 36: Day of rest in Pueblo
      Day 37: Pueblo to Royal Gorge
      Day 38: Royal Gorge to Schechter Hostel
      Day 39: Schechter Hostel to Fairplay
      Day 40: Fairplay to Silverthorne
      Day 41: Silverthorne to Kremmling
      Day 42: Kremmling to Walden
      Day 43: Walden, CO to Riverside, WY

Wyoming

      Day 44: Riverside to Rawlins (6900 feet alt).
      Day 45: Rawlins to Jeffrey City (6750 miles alt).
      Day 46: Jeffrey City to Lander
      Day 47: Unscheduled layover in Lander
      Day 48: Ray lake Campground to Dubois
      Day 49: Dubois to Hatchet NFS Campground
      Day 50: Hatchet NFS Campground to Lewis Lake Campground Yellowstone Park
      Day 51: Lewis Lake CG to Madison Junction
      Day 52: Madison Junction, WY to West Fork of the Madison River NFS CG, MT

Montana

      Day 53: West Fork of Madison River NFS CG to Virginia City
      Day 54: Virginia City to Dillon
      Day 55: A day of rest in Dillon
      Day 56: Dillon to Jackson
      Day 57: Jackson to Sula
      Day 58: Sula to Florence
      Day 59: Florence to Missoula
      Day 60: Waiting for my new tent to arrive in Missoula
      Day 61: Missoula to Whitehouse NSF CG

Idaho

      Day 62: Whitehouse NSF CG to Wild Goose NSF CG
      Day 63: Wild Goose To Grangeville (D-Day)
      Day 64: Grangeville to Riggins
      Day 65: Riggins to Council
      Day 66: Council, ID to Hells Canyon, OR

Oregon

      Day 67: Hells Canyon to Baker City
      Day 68: Rest Day in Baker City
      Day 69: Baker City to Dixie Summit
      Day 70: Dixie Summit to Dayville
      Day 71: Dayville to Mitchell
      Day 72: Mitchell to CG at Ochoco Reservoir
      Day 73: Ochoco Reservoir to Sisters
      Day 74: Sister to McKenzie Bridge
      Day 75: McKenzie Bridge to Coburg
      Day 76: Coburg to Monmoth
      Day 77: Monmouth to Whalen Island County Park
      Day 78: Whalen Island to Nehalem State Park
      Day 79: Day off in Nehalem Bay State Park
      Day 80: Nehalem Bay State Park to Ft. Stevens State Park
      Day 81: Rest day and sightseeing
      Day 82: Ft. Stevens to Svenson
      Day 83: Svenson's to Seaquest State park

Washington

      Day 84: Seaquest SP to mount St. Helens and back to ECO RV Park.
      Day 85: ECO RV Park to Centralia
      Day 86: Centralia to Twanoh State Park
      Day 87: Twanoh State Park to Kitsap State Park
      Day 88: Kitsap State Park to Deception State Park
      Day 89: Deception Pass State Park to Creekside RV Park
      Day 90: Creekside RV Park to Diablo lake NFS Campground
      Day 91: Diablo Lake NFS CG to Mazana
      Day 92: Mazama to Okanagon
      Day 93: Okanagon to Republic
      Day 94: Republic to Kettle Falls
      Day 95: Kettle Falls to Ione
      Day 96: Ione, WA to Round Lake State Park, ID

Idaho

      Day 97 (My 32nd Wedding Anniversary).: Round Lake State Park to Post Falls
      Day 98 through 107: R & R at the Rehrmann's of Post Falls
      Day 108: Post Falls to Blue Lake Campground
      Day 109: Blue Lake campgroung to Yahk campground

British Columbia, Canada

      Day 110: Yahk campground to Cranbrook, BC
      Days 111 through 128: Cranbrook and environs
      Day 129: Birthday party
      Day 130: Cranbrook, BC to Eureka, MT

Montana

      Day 131: Eureka to Coram
      Day 132: Coram to East Glacier
      Day 133: East Glacier to Shelby
      Day 134: Shelby to Havre
      Day 135: Havre to Harlem
      Day 136: Harlem back to Havre
      Day 137: Havre - Sightseeing while waiting
      Day 138: Havre to Malta (after part arrived)
      Day 139: Malta to Glasgow
      Day 140: Glasgow to Poplar
      Day 141: Poplar, MT to Williston, ND

North Dakota

      Day 142: Williston to New Town
      Day 143: New Town to Minot
      Day 144: Minot to Rugby
      Day 145: Rugby to Minnewaukan
      Day 146: Winnewaucan to Pekin
      Day 147: Pekin to Page
      Day 148: Page ND to Comorant, MN

Minnesota

      Day 149: Comorant to Parker Prairie
      Day 150: Parker Prairy to Sauk Lake
      Day 151: Sauk Lake to Milaca
      Day 152: Day of rest in Milaca
      Day 153: Milaca, MN to Somerset, WI
      Day 154: Somerset, WI to Wabasha, MN
      Day 155: Wabasha to Brownsville

Iowa

      Day 156: Brownsville, MN to Elkader, IA
      Day 157: Elkader to Cascade
      Day 158: Cascade to Muscatine

Illinois

      Day 159: Muscatine, IA to Cambridge, IL
      Day 160: Cambridge to Wenona
      Day 161: Wenona to Ashkum

Indiana

      Day 162: Ashkum, IL to Monon, IN
      Day 163: Monon to Bluffton (Ouabache State Park)

Ohio

      Day 164: Ouabache to a tremendous homecoming

The Party

Epilogue

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