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A Laid Back Tour of the Southern Tier


A recumbent ride of Adventure Cycling's Southern Tier to support the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Michigan

3,028 miles (4,873 km) over 48 days from March 1, 2004 to April 17, 2004

Topic: Bicycle Touring  
Categories: Tour diaries, Recumbent, 1-3 months, Southern Tier, USA Coast to Coast, USA West to East, West to East
Locales: North America, United States, Alabama, Arizona, California, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, Texas
Year: 2004
Keywords: Gold Rush Guy

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

Copyright © 2003-2014 By Christopher Todd - (contact)

Status: Completed Apr 2004
Last update: Sunday November 19, 2006 14:24 (US/Pacific)
117,956 hits since December 10, 2003 (hitcounts updated nightly)
135 pics

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Table of Contents

Introduction and Inspiration: Who I Am, Why I'm Doing This, and What's Make-A-Wish

Preride

      Fab Gear

      The Southern Tier Route

      Florida Shakedown

            Hit The Dirt!

            Ahh, That's Better

            Better Yet

            Overnight to Pioneer Park

            Newspaper Article Featuring YT (Yours Truly) in Charlotte Sun-Herald

      Winter Training at the Wellness Center

      Newspaper Article in The Chelsea Standard

      Shipping the Bike

      Wellness Center Sendoff/Tomorrow's the Day

California-The Trip Begins

      Day 1-Paradise Lost and Found: San Diego to Alpine

      Day 2-Some Riding Is Better Than None: Alpine to Pine Valley

      Day 3-Escape From Pine Valley: Pine Valley to Jacumba

      Day 4-The Screaming Meamies/Riding In Sunshine: Jacumba to Brawley

      Day 5-That's What I'm Talkin' About: Brawley to Ehrenberg, AZ

Arizona-Riding in Sunshine

      Day 6-Making Up For Lost Time: Ehrenberg to Buckeye

      Day 7-Phoenix Rising: Buckeye to Apache Junction

      Day 8-Uphills and Headwinds: Apache Junction to Superior

      Day 9-Steeper Hills, More Wind: Superior to Globe

      Day 10-Tailwinds, Wherefore Art Thou?: Globe to Safford

      Day 11-Rest Day: The Lone Rhinoceros

New Mexico

      Day 12 - Big Wheel Keeps on Turning, Little One Does Too: Safford, AZ to Lordsburg NM

      Day 13 - Top 5 Hardcore Cruising Tunes: Lordsburg to Deming

      Day 14-Showdown at Walmart: Deming to Deming

      Day 15 - What a Difference a Day Made: Deming to La Mesilla

Texas

      Day 16 - The Good, The Bad, and The Beautiful: La Mesilla to Fabens, Texas

      Day 17-A Fistful of Miles: Fabens to Van Horn

      Day 18-For A Few Miles More: Van Horn to Ft. Davis

      Day 19-2nd Lt. Henry O. Flipper: Ft. Davis to Marathon

      Day 20-Some Days Just Work Out Right: Marathon to Sanderson

      Day 21-...And Some Days Don't: Sanderson to Langtry

      Day 22 -Law West of the Pecos: Langtry to Comstock

      Day 23 - Crawling Into Del Rio: Comstock to Del Rio

      Day 24-If Ifs and Buts Were Candy and Nuts, We'd All Have a Merry Christmas: Del Rio to Brackettville

      Day 25-In My Solitude, Or, Zen And The Art Of Bicycle Touring: Brackettville to Leaky

      Day 26 - Texas Hill Country, Commando: Leaky to Kerrville

      Day 27 - The Little House Cafe: Kerrville to Blanco

      Day 28-Don't Mess With Texas Ants: Blanco to Bastrop

      Day 29 - Moving In Slow Motion: Bastrop to La Grange

      Day 30-9.95: La Grange to Navasota

      Day 31-Warm Welcome in Coldspring, Texas: Navasota to Coldspring

      Day 32-The Flatlanders: Coldspring to Silsbee

Lousiana

      Day 33-Todd Leaves Texas Smelling Like A Rose: Silsbee to DeRidder, LA

      Day 34 - Impressions of Louisiana: DeRidder to Opelousas

      Day 35 - Chris Crosses the Atchalafaya River and Falls Down: Opelousas to New Roads

      Day 36-Chris Crosses the Mississippi River and Visits Highway 61: New Roads to Amite

Mississippi and Alabama

      Day 37-One Mississippi...: Amite, LA to Poplarville, MS

      Day 38 - Two Mississippi...: Poplarville to Vancleave

      Day 39 - Laying My Burdens Down: Vancleave to Gulf Shores, Alabama

Florida

      Day 40-Gerald and Patricia Murphy To The Rescue: Gulf Shores to Milton

      Day 41 - Maybe I Should Be Looking For Assisted Living While I'm in Flordia: Milton to DeFuniak Springs

      Day 42 - Rest Day: Happy Easter

      Day 43 - The Second Century: DeFuniak Springs to Quincy

      Day 44 - Donkey Chases Tail: Quincy to Monticello

      Day 45 - Payoffs Are Swell: Monticello to White Springs

      Day 46 - Cattle Egrets and Sandhill Cranes: White Springs to Micanopy

      Day 47-Burnt Store Rd. Remembered: Micanopy to Palatka

      Day 48-Spinnin' and Grinnin': Palatka to Crescent Beach

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