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East to West tour New Hampshire to Oregon


A boomer's adventure west along the Northern Tier/Lewis & Clark Trail

4,032 miles (6,489 km) over 82 days from May 19, 2008 to August 8, 2008

Topic: Bicycle Touring  
Categories: Tour diaries, Equipment lists, 1-3 months, First tour, Lewis & Clark Trail, North Lakes, Northern Tier, USA Coast to Coast, East to West, USA East to West
Locales: North America, United States, New Hampshire, Rockingham, Portsmouth
Year: 2008

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

Copyright © 2008-2014 By Richard Bowen - (contact)

Status: Completed Aug 2008
Last update: Friday August 15, 2008 09:56 (US/Pacific) (edited Wed 30 Mar 2011 13:41 (US/Pacific))
134,647 hits since March 2, 2008 (hitcounts updated nightly)
1,084 pics

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Table of Contents

Come Join Me.
Introduction.
Dedication
Surly -Long Haul Trucker: The bike arrives!
First ride.
A friend signs on to go!
The Surly gets dressed!!: New equipment arrives.
Update: The tentative route and other stuff.
Back in New Hampshire: Odds and ends.
Training ride with 60% loaded panniers.: Mt. Agamenticus
Start date pushed out two day's.
Locked and Loaded!: Equipment
Photos only.: Where I ride....one lucky guy!
Day 1: The Journey begins.
Day 2: Hills
Day 3: First gut check.
Day 4: Bennington, Vt. to Schenectady, NY (via Troy /Albany)
Day 5: Schenectady to Canal Lock 15.
Canal Lock 15: Chris get's his own page, he deserves it.
Day 6: Lock 15 Fort Plain, NY to Lock 21 Rome, NY
Day 7: Rome to Camillus
Day 8: Camillius to Macdeon, NY. Memorial Day.
Day 9: Macdeon to Holly, NY.
Day 10: Holly to Buffalo, NY.
Day 11: O' Canada.......
Day 12: Port Calbone to Port Dover
Day 13: Port Dover to Port Stanley.
Day 14: Port Stanley to Dresden Canada (Uncle Tom's Cabin)
Day 15: Back in the USA. Dresden, Canada to Memphis, Michigan
Day 16: Memphis to Caro, Michigan
Day 17: Caro, to Sanford, Michigan
Day 18: Sanford to Reed City, MI.
Day 19: Reed City to Lundington, MI. To the ferry!
Day 20: Ludington, MI. to Valders, WI. "Did he say tornado wathch in effect?"
Day 21: Valders, WI. to Hilbert, WI. The weather keeps getting worse.
Day 22: Sherwood to Pella WI.
Day 23: Pella to Crandon, WI.
Day 24: Crandon to Tomahawk, WI.
Day 25: Tomahawk to Phillips, WI
Day 26: Phillips to Winter, WI. Lots of pictures on this page.
Day 27: Winter to Minong, WI. Pics not post as yet.
Day 28: Minong, WI. to Duluth, MN.
Day 29: Duluth to Floodwood, MN.
Day 30: Floodwood to Walker, MN.
Day 31: Walker to Bagley MN.
Day 32: Bagley to Crookston
Day 33: Crookston to Larimore, ND
Day 34: Larimore to Devils Lake, ND.
Day 35: Devil's Lake to Rugby
Day 36: Rugby to Granville, ND.
Day 37: Granville to Minot, ND.
Day 38: I found it!
Day 39: Minot to Stanley, ND.
Day 40: Stanley to Williston, ND. The worst wind day ever!
Day 41: Williston, ND. to Culbertson, MT.
"The Wedding"
Day 42: Culbertson to Glasgow, MT
Day 43: Glasgow to Malta, MT.
Day 44: Malta to Havre, MT
Day 45: Havre to Chester, MT.
Day 46: Chester to Shelby, MT.
Day 47: 4th of July in Shelby, MT. Day off the bike.
POSTINGS SUSPENED: NO INTERNET ACCESS. BRIEF MESSAGE ATTACHED
Day 48: Shelby to Cut Bank, MT.
Day 49: Cut Bank to East Glacier, MT.
Day 50 East Glacier Park to Glacier National Park.: We finally arrive.
Day 51: Two Medicine to Rising Sun Campground.
Day 52 Rising Sun to Apgar Village.: We climb to Logan Pass/Continental Divide today!
Day 53 Rest Day
Logan Pass/Continental Divide
"The Bear"
Day 54: Apgar Village to Kalispell
Day 55 Kalispell to Swan Lake Village, MT.
Day 56 Swan Lake Village to Seeley Lake Village, MT.
Day 57: Seeley Lake to Missoula, MT.
Day 58: Rest Day. Missoula
Day 59 I will enter Idaho today!: Missoula to Lochas Lodge on the Lolo Pass Trail.
Day 60: Lochsa Lodge to Lowell Village on the Lolo Pass. Lewis & Clark Trail.
Day 61: Lowell Village Idaho to Lewiston, Id./Clarkston, WA.
Day's 61,62,63: Long weekend off the bike.
Day 64 What a day!: Clarkston to Dayton, WA
Day 65 Dayton to Walla Walla, WA.
Day 66 Day off in Walla Walla
Day 67 Walla Walla to Irrigon, OR.
OREGON. MY LAST STATE!
Day 68 Irrigon to The Dalles, OR. A very very long day.: "Richard, the Columbia Gorge winds welcome you...Have a nice day!"
Day 69 The Dalles to Hood River, OR
Day's 70 & 71 Hangin in the Hood!
Day 72 Hood River to Cascade Locks, OR.
Day 73 Cacade Locks to Portland, OR. Damn the end is too close.
Day's 73 &74 Portland-update
Day 75 Portland
Visit to Keen.
Day 75 Portland Joanne arrives today!
Day 78 Leaving Portland for the coast.: Final two day's. :(
Day 78 Portland to Clatskanie
The Last Day.
The "Dip"


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