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Cycling from the East to West Coast of USA


A cycling adventure that follows the development of a nation

4,405 miles (7,089 km) over 90 days from May 5, 2009 to August 2, 2009

Topic: Bicycle Touring  
Categories: Tour diaries, Custom bikes, Equipment lists, Road bikes, 3-6 months, TransAmerica Trail, East to West
Locale: North America, United States
Year: 2009
Keywords: billmaxwell's bike trip across USA

Permalink: http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/4934

Copyright © 2009-2014 By bill maxwell - (contact)

Status: Completed Aug 2009
Last update: Thursday August 20, 2009 14:35 (US/Pacific)
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Table of Contents

Introduction

The bike - to buy new or to take my old one?

I find out who will be on the trip with me

My fears before I start on the trip

Leaving England

The new bike

Arriving in Williamsburg- this is where it all starts

Meeting with an ex-pupil

DAY 1 Williamsburg to Yorktown to Williamsburg

Day 2 Williamsburg to Willis Church, Glendale

Day 3 Glendale to Ashland

Day 4 Ashland to Hale's Farm, 8 miles West of Mineral

Day 5 Hale's Farm to Charlottesville

Rest day in Charlottesville

Day 7 Charlottesville to Afton ( The Cookie Lady)

Day 8 Afton to Mallard Duck Camp Ground, near Lexington

Day 9 Mallard Duck/Lexington to Troutville

Day 10 Troutville to Christiansburg

Day 11 Christiansburg to Wytheville

Day 12 Wytheville to Damascus

Rest Day in Damascus

Day 14 Damascus to Elk Garden Methodist Church, near Rosedale

Day 15 Elk Gardens to Breaks Interstate Park

Day 16 Breaks Interstate Park to Hindman

Day 17 Hindman to Booneville

Day 18 Booneville to Berea

Rest Day in Berea

Day 20 Berea to Chimney Rock Marina, near Harrodsburg

Day 21 Chimney Rock to Bardstown

Day 22 Bardstown to Hodgenville (birth place of Abraham Lincoln)

Day 23 Hodgenville to Rough River Dam Campground

Day 24 Rough River Dam Campground to Utika

Day 25 Utica to Marion

Day 26 Marion to Dixon Springs

Day 27 Dixon Springs to Carbondale

Rest Day in Carbondale

Day 29 Carbondale to Chester

Day 30 Chester to Farmington, Missouri

Day 31 Farmington to Lesterville

Day 32 Lesterville to Eminence

Rest Day in Eminence

Day 34 Eminence to Houston, Missouri

Day 35 Houston to Marshfield

Day 36 Marshfield to Ash Grove

Day 37 Ash Grove to Pittsburg, Kansas

Day 38 Pittsburg to Chanute

Day 39 Chanute to Eureka

Day 40 Eureka to Newton

Day 41 Rest day in Newton

Day 42 Newton to Stirling

Day 43 Sterling to Larned

Day 44 Larned to Ness City

Day 45 Ness City to Scott City

Day 46 Scott City to Tribune

Day 47 Tribune to Eads, Colorado

Day 48 Eads to Ordway

Day 49 Ordway to Pueblo

Day 50 Rest day in Pueblo

Day 51 Pueblo to Royal Gorge

Day 52 Royal Gorge to Fairplay

Day 53 Fairplay to Breckenridge

Day 54 Rest day in Breckenridge

Day 55 Breckenridge to Kremmling

Day 56 Kremmling to Walden

Day 57 Walden to Riverside

Day 58 Riverside to Rawlins

Day 59 Rawlins to Jeffrey City

Day 60 Jeffrey City to Lander

Day 61 Rest Day Lander

Day 62 Lander to Dubois

Day 63 Dubois to Colter Bay

Day 64 Colter Bay to Jackson

Day 65 Jackson to Ashton

Day 66 Ashton to West Yellowstone

Day 67 Rest day in Yellowstone

Day 68 Rest Day 2 Yellowstone

Day 69 West Yellowstone to Ennis

Day 70 Ennis to Dillon

Day 71 Dillon to Jackson, Montana

Day 72 Jackson to Darby

Day 73 Darby to Missoula

Day 74 Rest Day in Missoula

Day 75 Missoula to Lochsa Lodge Campground, Powell

Day 76 Powell to Lowell

Day 77 Lowell to Grangeville

Day 78 Grangeville to Riggins

Day 79 Riggins to Cambridge

Day 80 Cambridge to Halfway, Oregon

Day 81 Halfway to Baker City

Day 82 Rest Day Baker City

Day 83 Baker City to Prairie City

Day 84 Prairie City to Mitchell

Day 85 Mitchell to Prineville

Day 86 Prineville to Sisters

Day 87 Sisters to McKenzie Bridge

Day 88 McKenzie Bridge to Coburg

Day 89 Coburg to Mapleton

Day 90 Mapleton to the Pacific Ocean, Florence

It's over - Immediate reflections on the trip

Equipment List

A Big Thanks To All Those Who Wrote On My Guestbook


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