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Big Trip - 2010


Six Individuals met via Adventure Cycling Companions Wanted Posting on the Internet and take a trip across the US

4,195 miles (6,751 km) over 89 days from May 7, 2010 to August 3, 2010

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

Permalink: http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/BT2010

Copyright © 2010-2014 By Jerry Newman - (contact)

Status: Completed Mar 2011
Last update: Friday March 25, 2011 09:02 (US/Pacific) (edited Tue 1 Jan 2013 12:15 (US/Pacific))
100,093 hits since April 22, 2010 (hitcounts updated nightly)
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June 28: Welcome to Wyoming


Table of Contents

Introduction: In which I tell you a little about myself and why I am doing this ride.

The Plan: "If you don't know where you are going, you probably won't get there." Pogo

My Bike: But ... don't you have to pedal more?

Phyllis: Who else has a cast (broken bone in left hand) with its own Facebook page?

Ted: Champion of America’s VetDogs Veteran’s K-9 Corps

Steve: The South Lake Tahoe Piano Man

Credits: To Those To Whom I Owe Thanks

Newmanville: It's Where We Are

Jerry’s Collection of Rules: So I Like a Little Order in my Life

How can you contact me?: Use the "Guestbook" Link on the Menu Bar Above

D-day minus 3: May 4: The Tribe Gathers

D-day minus 2: May 5: Cinco de Mayo

D-day minus 1: May 6: On to Yorktown

Day 1: May 7, Yorktown to Willis Church (Richmond VA): The Forgotten Shoes

Day 2: May 8, Willis Church to Mineral: The Carnival Came to Town

Day 3: Christopher Run CG, Lake Anna to Charlottesville.: On to Albermarle County

Day 4: Rest Day in Charlottesville: Our Support Team Departs

Day 5: May 11, Charlottesville to Love VA: The Real Ride Begins

Day 6: May 12, Love VA to Troutville: Virginia Tests Big Ride 2010

Day 7: May 13, Troutville to Blacksburg: A ride into Hokie Land

Day 8: Blacksburg to Ft. Chiswell: Our First Flat & Trail Angel

Day 9: Ft. Chiswell to Marion: Hungry Mother

Day 10: Marion to Rosedale: Clinch Mountain

Day 11: Rosedale to Breaks Interstate Park: Big A Mountain & Saltlick Road

Day 12: Breaks Interstate Park: Rest Day

Day 13: Breaks Interstate Park to Hindman KY: Who Let the Dogs Out?

Day 14: Hindman to Booneville: Hazard, KY?

Day 15: Booneville to Berea KY: The Precious is back!

Day 16: Rest Day in Berea: So Many Things To Do

Day 17: Berea to Chimney Rock RV Park: We Four

Day 18: Chimney Rock RV Park to Bardstown: Mackville to Old Glory

Day 19: Bardstown to Hodgenville: Kentucky’s Finest

Day 20: Hodgenville to Rough River Dam KY: One of those days!

Day 21: Rough River Dam to Utica KY: My Do Ram Sram

Day 22: Utica to Marion KY: My Do Ram Sram, Part 2

Day 23: Marion to Dixon Springs SP IL: Crossing the Ohio

Day 24: Dixon Springs SP to Carbondale IL: Hills, Heat & Humidity

Day 25: Rest Day @ Carbondale IL: Recharging the Batteries

Day 26: Carbondale to Chester IL: Riding on the Levee into Popeye Town

Day 27: Chester Ill to Farmington MO: Goodbye Mississip' - Hello Ozarks

Day 28: Farmington to Centerville MO: The Center of Attention

Day 29: Centerville to Eminence MO: Do not taunt the hills!!

Day 30: Eminence MO: Rest Day at the Maple Tree Inn

Day 31: Eminence to Houston MO: Cool, High and Dry!

Day 32: Houston to Marshfield MO: Bonking!

Day 33: Marshfield to Ash Grove MO: Eating not to Bonk!

Day 34: Ash Grove MO to Pittsburg KS: Random thoughts & observations upon departing Missouri

Day 35: Pittsburg to Chanute KS: OK, I need the music now!

Day 36: Chanute to Eureka KS: Put up your tent and meet people!

Day 37: Eureka to Newton KS: Riding a straight line!

Day 38: Rest Day in Newton KS: Bring on the Storms

Day 39: Newton to Sterling KS: A Lot of Water!

Day 40: Sterling to Larned KS: Not Much Climbing!

Day 41: Larned to Ness City: Is this the real Kansas?

Day 42: Ness City to Dighton KS: The Ballad of Billy Lackey

Day 43: Scott City to Tribune KS: The Birthday

Day 44: Tribune KS to Eads CO: Leaving Kansas

Day 45: Eads to Ordway CO: Grasshopper Paradise!

Day 46: Ordway to Pueblo CO: Halfway There!

Day 47: Rest Day - Pueblo CO: Happy Anniversary

Day 48: Pueblo to Canon City: Royal Gorge!

Day 49: Canon City to Hartsel CO: South Park

Day 50: Fairplay to Silverthorne CO: Hoosier Pass: 11,539 feet

Day 51: Silverthorne to Hot Sulphur Springs CO: Rivers Run Through It

Day 52: Hot Sulphur Springs to Walden CO: Up Willow Creek

Day 53: Walden CO to Saratoga WY: The Endless Road

Day 54: Saratoga to Rawlins WY: I-80

Day 55: Rest Day @ Rawlins: Fred & Barb

Day 56: Rawlins to Jeffrey City WY: A New Low!

Day 57: Jeffrey City to Sweetwater Station WY: The wind, the wind!

Day 58: Lander to Dubois WY: Wind River, Wind Mountain!

Day 59: Dubois to Moran Junction WY: Over the Mountain

Day 60: Moran Junction to Jackson WY: Into the Tetons

Day 61: Rest Day at Jackson WY: Yellowstone

Day 62: Jackson to Colter Bay: We saw the moose!

Day 63: Colter Bay to Grant Village YNP WY: A ride in the park!

Day 64: Grant Village YNP WY to West Yellowstone MT: 3,000 miles Divide by 2

Day 65: West Yellowstone to Ennis MT: Earthquake

Day 66: Ennis to Dillon MT: Beaverhead

Day 67: Dillon to Jackson MT: Didn'’t Inspect the Chainring!

Day 68: Jackson to Missoula: We did it by car

Day 69: Rest Day at Missoula MT: A True Rest Day?

Day 70: Rest Day at Missoula MT: Adventure Cycling Asso. HQ

Day 71: Missoula MT to Lochsa Lodge ID: Lolo Pass

Day 72: Lochsa Lodge to Lowell ID: Boringly Beautiful

Day 73: Lowell to Grangeville ID: The Grangeville Grade

Day 74: Grangeville to Pollock ID: The Salmon River

Day 75: Pollock to Cambridge ID: Out’a Gas!

Day 76: Cambridge ID to Halfway OR: Hell’s Canyon!

Day 77: Halfway to Baker City OR: The Oregon Trail

Day 78: Rest Day in Baker City OR: Baker or Baker City?

Day 79: Baker City to John Day OR: A Journey Through Time

Day 80: John Day to Mitchell OR: Fossil Valley

Day 81: Mitchell to Redmond OR: Hitchin’ a Ride

Day 82: Rest Day at Redmond OR: Taking Bike Friday Home!

Day 83: Redmond to Belknap Hot Springs OR: McKenzie Pass

Day 84: Belknap Hot Springs to Eugene OR: McKenzie River Express

Day 85: Rest Day @ Eugene OR: Reunion

Day 86: Eugene to Corvallis OR: The Posse

Day 87: Corvallis to Otis OR: The Broken Spoke

Day 88: Otis to Tillamook OR: The Coast of Oregon

Day 89: Tillamook to Astoria OR: The End of Our Big Trip!


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