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Going Across


Another guy does a solo self-supported TransAm

4,488 miles (7,223 km) over 70 days from May 7, 2010 to July 15, 2010

Topic: Bicycle Touring  
Categories: Tour diaries, Equipment lists, Road bikes, 1-3 months, TransAmerica Trail, East to West
Locales: North America, United States, Virginia, Kentucky, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, Oregon
Year: 2010

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

Copyright © 2010-2014 By John Meiners - (contact)

Status: Completed Aug 2010
Last update: Sunday August 1, 2010 16:28 (US/Pacific) (edited Wed 2 Nov 2011 17:26 (US/Pacific))
167,652 hits since April 29, 2010 (hitcounts updated nightly)
317 pics

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My road shot for the day, along the New River, the second oldest river in the world


Table of Contents

Introduction: Why, Who, How Long
The Route: TransAmerica Trail
The Plan: Riding, Resting, Sleeping, Eating, Spending
The Schedule: Roughly
The Bike: 2009 Trek 520
The Equipment: Essentials Only (well, almost)
The Wind: Dwyer Windmeter
Mail: How to send me stuff
Getting to the Start

Virginia

      Day 0. Yorktown: The Precipice
      Day 1. Yorktown to Glendale: Too much of Williamsburg
      Day 2. Glendale to Mineral: Pre-Hurricane Winds
      Day 3. Mineral to Charlottesville: Pigs For Sale
      Day 4. Charlottesville to Afton: The Cookie Lady Makes Exceptions
      Day 5. Afton to Lexington: BRP and Rain Gear
      Day 6. Lexington to Troutville: Foamhenge
      Day 7. Troutville to Radford: Dr. Lee
      Day 8. Radford to Troutdale: Mount Rogers NRA
      Day 9. Troutdale to Rosedale: Small Ring
      Day 10. Rosedale to Lookout KY: Welcome to Kentucky!!

Kentucky

      Day 11. Lookout to Hazard: Coal Trucks
      Day 12. Hazard to Booneville: Dogs
      Day 13. Booneville to Berea: Hills
      Day 14. Berea to Mackville: Dividing Line
      Day 15. Mackville to Hodgenville: Tobacco
      Day 16. Hodgenville to Mammoth Cave National Park: Here Comes The Sun
      Day 17. Mammoth Cave National Park: Spelunking
      Day 18. Mammoth Cave National Park to Caneyville: Off the Reservation
      Day 19. Caneyville to Sebree: Barn Quilts
      Day 20. Sebree to Cave In Rock, IL: Ferry Cross the Mersey

Illinois

      Day 21. Cave In Rock to Tunnel Hill: Bottle Feeding a Calf
      Day 22. Tunnel Hill to Chester: Popeye

Missouri

      Day 23. Chester to Farmington: Sleeping in the Jail
      Day 24. Farmington to Ellington: Definitely Hilly
      Day 25. Ellington to Houston: Hellacious Mountains
      Day 26. Houston to Marshfield: Big Hills
      Day 27. Marshfield to Ash Grove: Groves
      Day 28. Ash Grove to Pittsburg: First Cousin Once Removed

Kansas

      Day 29. Pittsburg to Chanute: Switch P7-F901 KG&E
      Day 30. Chanute to Eureka: Flint Hills
      Day 31. Eureka to Newton: Little Sturgis
      Day 32. Newton to Hutchinson: Cosmosphere
      Day 33. Hutchinson to Rush Center: Tailwind
      Day 34. Rush Center to Ness City: Locked in, again!
      Day 35. Ness City to Scott City: Crosswind
      Day 36. Scott City to Eads, CO: Jo!

Colorado

      Day 37. Eads to Ordway: 800 autorack cars
      Day 38. Ordway to Florence: Half way
      Day 39. Florence to Guffey: Up
      Day 40. Guffey to Silverthorne: Hoosier Pass
      Day 41. Silverthorne: Hiking
      Day 42. Silverthorne to Hot Sulphur Springs: Lucky
      Day 43. Hot Sulphur Springs to Walden: Good company

Wyoming

      Day 44. Walden to Saratoga: Nothingness
      Day 45. Saratoga to Jeffrey City: I80
      Day 46. Jeffrey City to Lander: Emerging
      Day 47. Lander to Dubois: First to go
      Day 48. Dubois to Grand Teton National Park: Impossibly beautiful
      Day 49. Grand Teton National Park: Yellowstone bus tour
      Day 50. Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone National Park: Divide by 3

Montana

      Day 51. Yellowstone National Park to Beaverhead Deerlodge National Forest: Wild Montana Skies
      Day 52. Beaverhead Deerlodge National Forest to Twin Bridges: Bike Camp
      Day 53. Twin Bridges to Wisdom: Twin Passes
      Day 54. Wisdom to Hamilton: Nez Perce
      Day 55. Hamilton to Missoula: ACA HQ
      Day 56. Missoula to Clearwater National Forest (Idaho): Lochsa

Idaho

      Day 57. Clearwater National Forest to Stites: Same stunning beauty
      Day 58. Stites to Riggins: Miracle
      Day 59. Riggins to Council: Fireworks
      Day 60. Council to Halfway, Oregon: Hell

Oregon

      Day 61. Halfway to Baker City: Oregon Trail
      Day 62. Baker City to Prairie City: Stump Dodger
      Day 63. Prairie City to Dayville: Easy
      Day 64. Dayville to Prineville: Fossils
      Day 65. Prineville to McKenzie Bridge: Last Pass
      Day 66. McKenzie Bridge to Eugene: Hugs
      Day 67. Eugene to Independence: Hangar
      Day 68. Independence to Pacific City: Logging
      Day 69. Pacific City to Arch Cape: Up the Coast
      Day 70. Arch Cape to Astoria: Fini

Postmortem

Getting Home: Piece of cake
The Numbers: For geeks
The Equipment: Revisited
The Wind: Results
Epilogue


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