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Randy and Meg 2010 TransAm


Small towns from Williamsburg VA to Florence OR

1,230 miles (1,979 km) over 31 days from May 4, 2010 to June 3, 2010

Topic: Bicycle Touring  
Categories: Tour diaries, Equipment lists, Road bikes, 1-3 months, Aborted tours, 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/spudsontour

Copyright © 2010-2014 By Randy Foltz and Meg Foltz - (contact)

Status: Completed Jun 2010
Last update: Saturday June 5, 2010 07:23 (US/Pacific)
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Table of Contents

Introduction

Equipment: Our version

Virginia

      Day 0: Arrive Williamsburg - lots of walking
      Day 1: Williamsburg - Get bikes & meet rest of group
      Day 2: Williamsburg to Yorktown and Back - Atlantic Ocean and Pot Luck Lunch
      Day 3: Williamsburg to Glendale - Corn, Wheat, and Stir Fry
      Day 4: Glendale to Ashland - Quick and Easy
      Day 5: Ashland to past Mineral - Piedmont, County Roads, and Breezes
      Day 6: Past Mineral to Charlottesville - Low Granny Gears
      Day 7: Layover in Charlottesville - Monticello
      Day 8: Charlottesville to Afton - Rain, strawberries, and Cookie Lady
      Day 9: Afton to past Vesuvius - Blue Ridge Parkway
      Day 10: Past Vesuvius to past Buchanan - Rain Makes Things Green
      Day 11: Past Buchanan to Christianburg - Rolling Hills
      Day 12: Christiansburg to Wytheville - Wire, Missed Turns, and Sweet Tea
      Day 13: Wytheville to Damascus - Locust Blossoms, AT, and a Chase
      Day 14: Layover day in Damascus - Chores
      Day 15: Damascus to Rosedale - Remnants of a Cattle Drive
      Day 16: Rosedale to Breaks Interstate Park - Working Country

Kentucky

      Day 17: Breaks Interstate Park to Hindman - 8 to 1
      Day 18: Hindman to Booneville - LOUD am, fireflies pm
      Day 19: Booneville to Berea - A Gentler Day, Mostly
      Day 20: Layover Day in Berea - 60
      Day 21: Berea to Springfield - mowing, highway, crops and lawns
      Day 22: Springfield to Hodgenville - Randy cooks and lots of abbeys
      Day 23: Hodgenville to near Short Creek - New Friends
      Day 24: Near Short Creek to Nebo - Hailstorm and dogs
      Day 25: Nebo to Marion - rolling into Amish country

Illinois

      Day 26: Marion to Dixon Springs - Ferry to our third state
      Day 27: Dixon Springs to Carbondale - Farm ponds and lakes
      Day 28: Carbondale - Rest day
      Day 29: Carbondale to Chester - Edge of USA in 1800
      Day 30: End of our tour

Epilogue


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