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Al & Keith Take on the Trans Am in 2011


Riding the Trans Am from East to West

4,562 miles (7,342 km) over 82 days from May 23, 2011 to August 12, 2011

Topic: Bicycle Touring  
Categories: Tour diaries, Equipment lists, Road bikes, 1-3 months, TransAmerica Trail, USA Coast to Coast, East to West, USA East to West
Locales: North America, United States, Virginia, Kentucky, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, Oregon
Year: 2011

Permalink: http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/katransam11

Copyright © 2011-2014 By Keith Wilson, Al Nordstrom and Stephen Morford - (contact)

Status: Completed Sep 2011
Last update: Tuesday May 7, 2013 08:56 (US/Pacific) (edited Thu 27 Mar 2014 10:43 (US/Pacific))
121,248 hits since February 1, 2011 (hitcounts updated nightly)
635 pics

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Al was a blur as he disassembled and packed his bike.


Table of Contents

Introduction: The real brains behind the pedaling fools
      Introduction (Keith)
      Introduction (Al)
      Our Teammates
      Mail: How to send us stuff
      The Route
      The Schedule: Where we MIGHT be on any given day
      A Word About the Guestbook: We would love to hear from you
      Bump in the road: Untimely surgery
      The Trek Store: our local bike shop
      My Bike: Keith's Two Wheeled Wonder
      Al's bike: A dynamic duo
      Steve's Bike
      Day -3. Final preparations: Let's get ready to go
      Taking off!
      Paradise in Virginia

Virginia

      Day 1. Yorktown to Charles City: Two Wheel Time Machines
      Day 2. Charles City to Ashland: Into the 19th Century
      Day 3. Ashland to Mineral: Assault on the Senses
      Day 4. Mineral to Charlottesville: Heat and Hills
      Day 5. Charlottesville to Rockfish Gap: Meeting an Icon and other Misadventures
      Day 6. Rockfish Gap to Lexington: Into the land of Stonewall and Robert E
      Day 7. Lexington to Troutville: Meeting Cecil, A Reminder of Home
      Day 8. Troutville to Christianburg: Through the valleys
      Day 9. Christianburg to Wytheville: It's supposed to be May Not July
      Day 10. Wytheville: Rest day
      Day 11. Wytheville to Damascus: A Divine Experience
      Day 12. Damascus to Council: mountains
      Day 13. Council to Breaks: Yard Sale Day in Haysi!

Kentucky

      Day 14. Breaks to Hindman: Into the heart of Appalachia
      Day 15. Hindman to Booneville: Riding with Jason
      Day 16. Booneville to Berea: You gotta have brakes
      Day 17. Berea: Hasta la Vista, Steve
      Day 18. Berea to Lincoln Homestead State Park: Land of Lincoln, Sort of; or, Read the map carefully!
      Day 19. Lincoln Homestead State Park to Hodgenville: My Old Kentucky Home
      Day 20. Hodgenville to Falls of Rough: Today's Menu
      Day 21. Falls of Rough to Sebree: Family times and New Friends
      Day 22. Sebree to Cave in Rock: Another state bites the dust

Illinois

      Day 23. Cave in Rock to Goreville: The Soggy Mountain Boys
      Day 24. Goreville to Carbondale: Reliving college days
      Day 25. Carbondale to Chester: Reaching the Mississippi

Missouri

      Day 26. Chester to Farmington: Putting Illinois Behind Us, for Now
      Day 27. Farmington to Johnson Shut Ins State Park: A Visit from Home
      Day 28. Johnson Shut Ins State Park to Eminence: Heat, humidity, and hills
      Day 29. Eminence to Houston: Another visit from home
      Day 30. Houston to Marshfield: We are blessed with a SAG vehicle
      Day 31. Lake of the Ozarks: Rest Day
      Day 32. Marshfield to Everton: On the Road Again

Kansas

      Day 33. Everton to Girard: Blowing in to Kansas
      Day 34. Girard to Toronto: Al gets a gig!
      Day 35. Toronto to Cassoday: Experiencing the Flint Hills
      Day 36. Cassoday to Hutchinson: It's all about the wind
      Day 37. Hutchison to Larned: On the Santa Fe Trail
      Day 38. Larned to Bazine: The Rumor Came True
      Day 39. Bazine to Ness City: Rest day, Cooling our heels and other body parts in Ness City
      Day 40. Ness City to Scott City: A day of contrasts

Colorado

      Day 41. Scott City to Eads: A century into the Centennial State
      Day 42. Eads to Ordway: We meet a Trail Angel
      Day 43. Ordway to Pueblo: Independence Day
      Day 44. Pueblo: Bike maintenance day
      Day 45. Pueblo to Royal Gorge: Into the Rockies
      Day 46. Royal Gorge to Guffey: Into the heart of weirdness
      Day 47. Guffey to Fairplay: Gorgeous Colorado
      Day 48. Fairplay to Breckenridge: Over Hoosier Pass
      Day 49. Breckenridge: Rest Day!
      Day 50. Breckenridge: Another Rest Day!
      Day 51. Breckenridge to Hot Sulphur Springs: Some sweet downhills
      Day 52. Hot Sulphur Springs to Walden: Willow Creek Pass

Wyoming

      Day 53. Walden to Saratoga: Zipping into Wyoming
      Day 54. Saratoga to Rawlins: Racing Antelope
      Day 55. Rawlins to Jeffrey City: A day of surprises
      Day 56. Jeffrey City to Lander: Getting out of Jeffrey City
      Day 57. Lander to Dubois: They Don't Call it the Wind River for Nothing
      Day 58. Dubois to Colter Bay Village: Grand Teton National Park
      Day 59. Colter Bay Village to Grant Village: Yellowstone National Park

Montana

      Day 60. Grant Village to West Yellowstone: Old Faithful
      Day 61. West Yellowstone to Ennis: Fly Fisherman's Paradise
      Day 62. Ennis to Dillon: Twin Bridges Made My Day
      Day 63. Dillon to Wisdom: A mini Ragbrai
      Day 64. Wisdom to Hamilton: Visiting Chief Joseph
      Day 65. Hamilton to Missoula: Bike Town USA
      Day 66. Missoula: Another visit from home

Idaho

      Day 67. Missoula to Powell: Lolo Pass and Idaho a Glorious Day
      Day 68. Powell to Syringa: Best Day on a Bike ...... Ever
      Day 69. Syringa to White Bird: Dropping in on Kooskia Days
      Day 70. White Bird to New Meadows: Along the Salmon River
      Day 71. New Meadows to Brownlee Reservoir: Heading into Hell's Canyon

Oregon

      Day 72. Brownlee Reservoir to Baker City: Big Day
      Day 73. Baker City to Prairie City: No rest for the wicked
      Day 74. Prairie City to Mitchell: Boys don't make passes (except in Oregon)
      Day 75. Mitchell to Redmond: A visit to the bike shop is a necessity!
      Day 76. Redmond to McKenzie Bridge: The real Oregon at last
      Day 77. McKenzie Bridge to Springfield: Parting Ways
      Day 78. Springfield to Monmouth: A ride through the Land of Lincoln
      Day 79. Monmouth to Pacific City: Ocean in view! Oh, the joy!
      Day 80. Pacific City to Manzanita: The Oregon Coast
      Day 81. Manzanita to Astoria: A Royal Welcome in Astoria
      Day 82. Astoria: Getting ready to go home
      Day 83. Astoria to Portland: Travelling by bus

Epilogue

      Keith
      Al
      Statistics
      Final Caption Contest


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