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You CAN get there from here!


Cross-country bicycling trip from CT to San Francisco.

3,955 miles (6,365 km) over 64 days from June 9, 2009 to August 11, 2009

Topic: Bicycle Touring  
Categories: Tour diaries, Equipment lists, Road bikes, 1-3 months, First tour, Northern Tier, USA Coast to Coast, East to West, USA East to West
Locales: North America, United States, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, Wyoming, Idaho, Oregon, California
Year: 2009

Permalink: http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/GLaP2009

Copyright © 2009-2014 By Gerry LaPlante - (contact)

Status: Completed Nov 2009
Last update: Tuesday November 17, 2009 04:33 (US/Pacific) (edited Tue 17 Nov 2009 05:04 (US/Pacific))
61,442 hits since June 5, 2009 (hitcounts updated nightly)
482 pics

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Dried up Alkali Lake


Table of Contents

Overview of the trip: How did I get into this?
All Packed and Ready to Go...
T-18 hours and counting...
Day 1 On the Road
The first long day...Heading to meet Kris in Ticonderoga
Into the Adirondacks
Making the most of a bad situation
All roads lead to Rome
On to Fulton to see the Fruces and get back on the Northern Tier
Back on the Northern Tier Route
Hosted by George and Barbara Mayer in Williamsville, NY
Headed out of Buffalo to the western end of NY and Lake Erie
From Angola (NY, not the country) to Erie, PA
Moving on to Cleveland (Kirtland), OH
Cleveland, OH...a GREAT DAY!!!
Oberlin, Milan and Bellevue, OH....a story of people
Bike Trails, GOBA, and beyond
Into Indiana!
Riding Across Indiana
Hottest Day So Far - Long Frazzle #1
Big Bike Trouble - Long Frazzle #2
Pent up energy and rested legs -Long Frazzle #3
Wind...Wind...WIND - Long Frazzle #4
From Bradford, IL to a place called Reynolds.
Crossing the mighty Mississippi!
Through Iowa City and the Amana Colonies to Brooklyn
Onward toward Des Moines
First Day On My Own....Another Very Long Frazzle!
Independence Day in Western Iowa
Crossing the Missouri River
New Riding Partners!
Back on good ol' US Rt. 20
Completed over 2000 miles today!
Headed for Valentine...payback for yesterday!
Sailing through the Sandhills, from Valentine to Gordon, NE
Fur Trade Days in Chadron...another day of tailwinds!
Finally made it to Wyoming, after 500+ miles in Nebraska
From Lusk to Casper
It's a long way from Casper to the Wind River Canyon...
Can you believe it? Another broken wheel rim....and I gotta get to Dubois!
Over the Continental Divide at Togwatee Pass and down to Jackson, WY
Hiking in the Tetons and picking up Nancy at the airport!
Another day of using hiking rather than cycling muscles...
Final full day in the Tetons with David and Nancy...AWESOME!
Saying goodbye to Nancy and David; waiting for Jerry and Sam to arrive!
Leaving Jackson and heading for Idaho
Idaho Falls
Waterfalls, desert, atoms, and the camping on the moon
From the moon to Hailey, in the spectacular Wood River Valley
A Day of Hiking and Enjoying the Idaho Mountains
Headed on to Boise
A day in Boise; waiting on the new wheel.
Headed for Oregon!
From Vale to Burns, Oregon...a three pass day in the desert of southeastern Oregon.
Is there anything in Wagontire? Why is it not on my map?
From Wagontire to Goose Lake SP on the OR/CA border...who pulled the plug?
A short day because of my amazingly serendipitous meeting with Nicolas in Alturas.
Into the mountains of northeastern CA...are these the Great Smoky Mountains?
Lessons in Forest Fires, power generation, wild rice, and logging trucks
A morning adventure which eventually led to Chico; almost halfway to Sacramento
Sacramento is a very BIG city!
From Sacramento to Discovery Bay
From Discovery Bay to Napa
Touring the wineries and heading toward SF
Riding across the Golden Gate into San Francisco

Looking Back...


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