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Sea to Shining Sea 2010


A Leisurely Jaunt from the Olympic Peninsula to Bar Harbor

4,124 miles (6,637 km) over 58 days from June 5, 2010 to August 1, 2010

Topic: Bicycle Touring  
Categories: Tour diaries, 1-3 months, USA Coast to Coast, USA West to East
Locales: North America, United States, Washington, Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Canada, Ontario, Quebec, New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine
Year: 2010
Keywords: Timberline, Northern Route

Permalink: http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/seatoshiningsea2010

Copyright © 2010-2014 By Tom Fortmann, Rick Johnsen and Sylvie Kimche - (contact)

Status: Completed Sep 2010
Last update: Friday January 28, 2011 11:02 (US/Pacific) (edited Tue 3 Dec 2013 14:41 (US/Pacific))
138,729 hits since March 10, 2010 (hitcounts updated nightly)
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Docking at Whidbey Island (by Sylvie)


Table of Contents

Introduction

      Itinerary: Just go east until you see another ocean...
      Participants: The full monty
      Participants: Domestiques and staff
      Preparation: Seven ways to heaven
      User's Manual: How to operate this journal
      Day 00: Getting to Seattle

Washington & Idaho

      Day 01: Shuttle to Sekiu, WA — Rendezvous and repair
      Day 02: Neah Bay to Port Angeles — Beau temps pour les grenouilles
      Day 03: Port Angeles to La Conner — A day of discovery
      Day 04: La Conner to Marblemount — Skagit magic
      Day 05: Marblemount to Winthrop — Cold, wet, and steep
      Day 06: Winthrop to Republic — Wauconda day was it?
      Day 07: Republic to Colville — It's all downhill from here
      Day 08: Colville to Priest River, ID — . . . or to Spokane if you follow Dick's directions

Montana

      Day 09: Priest River to Libby, MT — Halfway to biker heaven
      Day 10: Libby to Kalispell — Close encounters with logging trucks
      Day 11: Kalispell to Apgar — Will you still need me, will you still feed me . . .
      Day 12: Apgar to East Glacier — Rain, rain, go away!
      Day 13: — Layover Day —
      Day 14: East Glacier to Shelby — A downhill / downwind cruiser
      Day 15: Shelby to Havre — Grinding it out
      Day 16: Havre to Malta — Pushing the big ring
      Day 17: Malta to Glasgow — Conversations with the Glasgow Sheriff
      Day 18: Glasgow to Culbertson — A 105-mile spinnaker run

North Dakota

      Day 19: Culbertson to Williston, ND — A perfect confluence of sunshine, scenery, and tailwinds
      Day 20: Williston to New Town — A roller-coaster day
      Day 21: New Town to Minot — Thunderstorm tag
      Day 22: Minot to Harvey — Another day, another tailwind
      Day 23: Harvey to Carrington — Ho, hum, another day in paradise
      Day 24: Carrington to Mayville — Canola and the Cold War

Minnesota & Wisconsin

      Day 25: Mayville to Mahnomen, MN — Remember the Red River Valley
      Day 26: Mahnomen to Walker — Off the high plains and into the north woods
      Day 27: Walker to Brainerd — In the footsteps of Paul Bunyan
      Day 28: — Layover Day —
      Day 29: Brainerd to Hinckley — Hot, flat, and windy
      Day 30: Hinckley to Hayward, WI — Rain on our Fourth of July Parade
      Day 31: Hayward to Minocqua — A surprise reunion

Michigan

      Day 32: Minocqua to Iron River, MI — A wet border crossing
      Day 33: Iron River to Escanaba — A perfectly boring day
      Day 34: Escanaba to Manistique — No more virgins
      Day 35: Manistique to Mackinac Island — The last strac (sic) on Mackinac
      Day 36: — Layover Day —
      Day 37: Mackinaw City to Rogers City — Lollygagging along Lake Huron
      Day 38: Rogers City to Oscoda — Desperately seeking Lake Huron
      Day 39: Oscoda to Bay City — Straight, flat, and boring
      Day 40: Bay City to Lexington — Twiddling across the thumb of Michigan

Ontario & Quebec

      Day 41: Lexington to Grand Bend, ON — Who says you can't ride over the bridge?
      Day 42: Grand Bend to Stratford — Corn, wheat, and soybeans
      Day 43: — Layover Day —
      Day 44: Stratford to Elora — Meeting the navigational challenge
      Day 45: Elora to Newmarket — Roll, roll, roll your bike
      Day 46: Newmarket to Cobourg — The hills are alive with . . . lost cyclists
      Day 47: Cobourg to Picton — A waterfront treasure hunt
      Day 48: Picton to Gananoque — Out of Lake Ontario and . . .
      Day 49: Gananoque to Cornwall — . . . into the Saint Lawrence Seaway
      Day 50: Cornwall to Montreal, QC — La Route Verte nous conduit à Montréal
      Day 51: — Layover Day —

New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, & Maine

      Day 52: Montreal to St Albans, VT — Au revoir, Montreal and hello, USA
      Day 53: St. Albans to Newport — A perfect Vermont day
      Day 54: Newport to Dixville Notch, NH — Déjà vu: a perfect day all over again
      Day 55: Dixville Notch to Wilton, ME — Steep climbs, screaming descents, and a whopping tailwind
      Day 56: Wilton to Belfast — A lobster feeding frenzy
      Day 57: Belfast to Bar Harbor — Uphill all the way to the ocean
      Day 58: Victory lap in Acadia National Park — A Cadillac finale

Epilogue

      Headin' Home
      Press Coverage
      Statistics and Reflections: The Tenacious Twenty collect their thoughts
      Merry Christmas 2010
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