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IF YOU DON'T GO, YOU DON'T GO - A Ride Across America


An East to West Ride Across the US

4,419 miles (7,112 km) over 95 days from May 14, 2010 to August 16, 2010

Topic: Bicycle Touring  
Categories: Road bikes, Northern Tier, TransAmerica Trail, USA Coast to Coast, East to West, USA East to West
Locale: North America, United States
Year: 2010

Permalink: http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/6375

Copyright © 2010-2014 By john lucanera - (contact)

Status: Completed Aug 2010
Last update: Sunday April 10, 2011 08:35 (US/Pacific) (edited Sun 19 May 2013 13:38 (US/Pacific))
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Table of Contents

      INTRODUCTION - An Unforeseen Turn of Events: The Decision to Go and the Plans Ahead

Route: Heres a map of the Trans America Trail

Preparations: Researching and Choosing Gear

A Shake Down Trip: Fahnestock State Park

The TransAm Starts!: The First Two Days

Two Days Riding form Ashland to Charlottsville: The Good and the not so Good

Days on the Road & No Time To Blog: Traveling from Charlottesville to Wytheville

Doing Some Serious Climbing into Kentucky: Wytheville, VA to Hindman, KY

Back on the Road Again: Return to the TransAM - Two Days to Berea

Three Days Running: Riding from Berea to Utica

Utica, KY to Marion, KY: Riding 73 Miles Again

Marion to Eddyville: A lighter day but the hills!

Three Days of Riding to Farmington: A bit Shorter Rides Due to Heat & Stopovers

Another three days adding 189 Miles: Farmington to Marshfield, MO

Putting a Cap on the Ozarks: Marshfield to Golden City MO

A Kansas Bike Tuneup and on to Girard: Golden City to Pittsburg, KS and to Girard

Girard to Toronto: We're Blessed to Go

Toronto to Newton: Two Almost Centuries in a Row!

Newton to Nickerson: Throttle it Back a Little

Nickerson to Larned: Heat & Crosswinds

Larnrd to Dighton: Another Century Day

Dighton, KS to Sheridan Lake, CO: The Third Century this Week

Sheridan Lake, CO to Ordway, CO: OK - We did another near Century

Ordway to Lake Pueblo: Entering the Mountains

Lake Pueblo to Canon CIty: The Mountains are Here

Canon City to Fairplay - 68 Miles: Our First Mountain Pass

Fairplay to Kremmling: Up and Over Hoosier Pass!

Kremmling To Rand

Rand to Riverside

Riverside to Rawlins: A Good Run and a Beater

Rawlins to Jeffries City: 4th of July

Jeffrey City to Landers: On to Landers - A Good Town

Landers to Dubois: Sacajawea and Matt Black

Dubois to Gross Ventre (North Jackson): A little Confusion But We Meet the Unicycler

Jackson Hole to Lizard Creek Campsite: The Tetons are Awesome

Lizard Creek to Grant Village: Almost Arrested

Grant Village to West Yellowstone: Onto Old Faithful

West Yellowstone to Ennis

Ennis to Dillon, MT: A Stiff Climb to Virginia City and then Good Riding

Dillon to Jackson

Jackson to Darby

Darby to Missoula, MT: One More Nice One before a Break

Missoula to Lochsa Lodge: Back on the TransAM - Again

Lochsa Lodge to Lowell, Idaho: A Fantastic Downhill Ride

Lowell to Grangeville, Idaho: A Hot Tough Climb

Grangeville to Pollock

Pollock, Idaho to Cambridge, Idaho: Riding along the Weiser River

Cambridge, Idaho to Richland, OR: Climbing into Oregon

Any Suggestions on Logistics: Looking to Finish & Head Home

Richland to Baker City, OR: A Tough Climb and Decisions to Make

Baker City to Prairie City, OR: The Chip Sealers work at Night

Prairie City to Michell, OR: A Nice Downhill to a Climb

Mitchell to Sisters, OR: A Good Night's Sleep and Up Ochoco

Sisters to Fern Lake: Florence Fever - A Big Mileage Day

Fern Lake to the Pacific: The End of the Odyysey

Riding back to Eugene: Retracing Steps and Heading Home

Details and Acknowledgements: Thanks and Statistics


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