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Bellingham, Wa. to Bar Harbor, Me. - 2007


Our biking adventure from the Pacific to the Atlantic.

4,145 miles (6,671 km) over 113 days from June 5, 2007 to September 25, 2007

Topic: Bicycle Touring  
Categories: Tour diaries, 3-6 months, First tour, Lake Erie Connector, North Lakes, Northern Tier, USA Coast to Coast, USA West to East, West to East
Locale: North America, United States
Year: 2007
Keywords: Northern Tier, Northern Lakes, Lake Erie Connector

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

Copyright © 2007-2014 By Linda Lightbourn and John Lightbourn - (contact)

Status: Completed Nov 2007
Last update: Monday November 26, 2007 13:06 (US/Pacific) (edited Fri 29 Feb 2008 13:34 (US/Pacific))
121,426 hits since May 27, 2007 (hitcounts updated nightly)
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This is it! The official picture of us dipping our front wheel in the waters of of the Atlantic Ocean at Frenchman Bay near Bar Harbor. It took us 113 days and 4,145 miles to be able to do this and it really was an adventure.


Table of Contents

The Route
Running Out of Time

Washington

            Bellingham: Getting Ready to Ride
            Bellingham to Sedro-Woolley: We're On Our Way
            Sedro-Woolley to Concrete: Rainy and Cold
            Concrete to Colonial Creek Campground: Finally Meet Up With Jack & Kim
            Colonial Creek to Winthrop: We AreCrazy!
            Winthrop: Day of Recovery
            Winthrop to Omak: Loup Loup Pass
            Omak to Tonasket: Too Tired for Wauconda Pass
            Tonasket To Republic: Wauconda Pass - 4 Down, 3 To Go
            Republic to Colville: Happy Birthday, Mom!
            Colville: Badly needed layover day.
            Colville to USFS Panhandle Campground: Tiger Pass - Our Last Pass in the Cascades

Idaho

            Panhandle Campground to Riley Creek COE Campground
            Riley Creek to Clarks Fork: Rain, Rain, and More Rain

Montana

            Clark's Fork to Bull Lake: Dorr Skeels Campground
            Bull Lake to Lake Koocanusa: McGillivray Campground
            McGillivray USFS Campground: Day of Rest
            McGillivray Campground to Eureka: Biking along Lake Koocanusa
            Eureka to Whitefish: Bill & Rose Lynn join us to bike from Whitefish to Havre, Mt.
            Whitefish: Day off to shop and hopefully update this journal.
            Whitefish to Essex: Izaac Walton Inn
            Essex to.East Glacier: Rain, Snow, Sleet, & Hail!
            East Glacier to Cut Bank: East Montana
            Cut Bank to Shelby: Head Winds!
            Shelby to Chester: More Head Winds!
            Chester to Rudyard: Very Short Ride Into the Wind!
            Rudyard to Havre: Very Fast Ride With the Wind.
            Havre: Canada Day
            Havre to Harlem: Headwinds & Rain But Flat
            Harlem to Nelson Reservoir: Another Day Without Wind
            Nelson Reservior to Glasgow: Very Hot but Tail Winds
            Glasgow to Wolf Point: Headwinds and Heat Again! Am I Whining Too Much?
            Wolf Point: A Day at Mary's House
            Wolf Point to Bainville: Indian Highway

North Dakota

            Bainville, Mt to Lund's Landing, ND: Leaving Montna after 19 Days
            Lund's Landing to Stanley: Love This Little Town
            Stanley to Minot: Winds Blew Us To Minot
            Minot: Layover Day at the Dakota Hills Mall
            Minot to Rugby: Geographic Center of North America
            Rugby to Devils Lake: Spirit Lake Resort & Casino
            Spirit Lake to Pekin: Hanging Out At the Biker Bar
            Pekin to Cooperstown: Short, Fast, and Flat Ride
            Cooperstown, ND: Day of Rest
            Cooperstown to Erie: Lots of Bikers on the Road Today
            Erie to Fargo: Newest Addition to Talafous Family

Minnesota

            Fargo to Detroit Lakes: Finally Back in Our Home State
            Detroit Lakes to Wadena: One of the MS TRAM's Favorite Towns
            Wadena: Next Layover Should Be At Home
            Wadena to Little Falls: Charles A. Lindbergh State Park
            Little Falls to Milaca: Hot & Humid
            Milaca to North Branch: Almost Home!
            North Branch to Woodbury: Great Trails to Take Us Home
            Hastings and Woodbury: Layover Day with Family
            Woodbury: Friends and Family
            Woodbury: Baseball & Harry Potter
            Woodbury: Do You Think I'm a Proud Grandma?

Wisconsin

            Woodbury to Dresser: On the Road Again
            Dresser to Cumberland: First Flat Tire
            Cumberland to Edgewater: Linda Quits in Edgewater
            Edgewater to Hayward: Old (Former) Hockey Players Get Together
            Hayward to Lodge at Lakeview: Half Way Between Butternut and Mercer
            Lodge at Lakeview to Boulder Junction: Stop at the Mercer Library
            Boulder Junction: Bob, Bob, and Vicki Join Us
            Boulder Junction to Nelma: Perfect Biking Day for Our Friends

Michigan

            Nelma to Iron Mountain: How The Heck Did We End Up In Iron Mountain?
            Iron Mountain to Escanaba: Another Great Day Cycling with Friends
            Escanaba to Manistique: Bob Armbruster's Turn to Whine!
            Manistique: Friends Leave For Minnesota
            Manistique to Hog Island Point Campground: State Forest Campground on Lake Michigan
            Hog Island Point to Mackinaw City: Can We Really See Mackinac Island in 2 Hours?
            Mackinaw City to Petoskey: Another Very Interesting Biking Day
            Petoskey to East Jordan: More Whining About Wind and Hills
            East Jordan: Layover Day at the Jordan Inn
            East Jordan to Kalkaska: Off Route Again!
            Kalkaska to Cadillac: We Meet The Newest Addition to the Lightbourn Family
            Cadillac to Lake George: Were We Really in Cadillac?
            Lake George to Midland: Rain, Rain, and More Rain!
            Midland: Layover Day in the Home of the Midland Loons
            Midland to Caro: Are We In Kansas?
            Caro to Marlette: Staying with Don & Kathy Wood
            Marlette to St. Clair: We Finally Find A Library

Ontario, Canada

            St. Clair to Rondeau: A Ride to Canada on the Blue Water Ferry
            Rondeau Provincial Park: Don't Spend Weekends at Provincial Parks
            Rondeau To Port Stanley: A Night at the Kettle Creek Inn
            Port Stanley to Booth's Harbor: Another Great Biking Day
            Booth's Harbor to Dunnville: Biking the Shores of Lake Erie
            Dunnville to Niagara Falls: Best Breakfast Yet in Dunnville
            Niagara Falls to Niagara Falls: Short Ride Up the Niagara Parkway Trail
            Niagara Falls: A Day to Get Things Done

New York

            Niagra Falls to Middleport: Crossing the Bridge to the USA
            Middleport to Rochester: A Dusty Day on the Erie Canal
            Rochester to Pultneyville: Another Act of Kindness By A New Yorker
            Pultneyville to Fulton: The Hills Are Back
            Fulton: Day Off on the Oswego River
            Fulton to Osceola: Let's Just Get This Done
            Osceola to Thendara: Getting Ready to Climb Mountains Again
            Thendara to Long Lake: Starting to see Fall Colors
            Long Lake to Newcomb: What a Great Day to Get Rained Out
            Newcomb to Ticonderoga: Breakfast at Aunt Polly's
            Ticonderoga: Last Day in New York

Vermont

            Ticonderoga to Hancock: Conquering Middlebuy Gap
            Hancock to South Strafford: Our Second Warm Showers.org Stay

New Hampshire

            South Strafford to USFS Wildwood Campground: White Mountain National Forest
            USFS Wildwood Campground: Rain, Rain, Rain, and More Rain

Maine

            Wildwood Campground to Fryeburg: Conquering Kancamagus Pass
            Fryeburg to Norway: We Need Showers!
            Norway: We Are Now Warm and Clean
            Norway to Lewiston: Last Over 1,000' Climb
            Lewiston to Wiscasset: Biking and Eating Lobster with Bob Bruce
            Wiscasset to Booth Bay: Be Careful When You Invite People To Stay With You
            Booth Bay to Camden: Cold, Cloudy. Misty Hilly Biking Day
            Camden Hills State Park: Warm. Sunny. Dry. Hilly Hiking Day
            Camden to East Orland: Lucky Stop for M&M's
            East Orland to Bar Harbor: WE DID IT! - Now What?
            Bar Harbor: The Official Welcoming Committee
            Acadia National Park: Getting Prepared to Return to Our "Normal" Lives

On The Road Again

            On The Road Again in Our Fifth Wheel Trailer: And Starting to Plan Our Next Cycling Adventure


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