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A TransAm Bicycle Journey 2011


My first solo, self-supported Cross-Country Adventure

3,680 miles (5,923 km) over 97 days from May 4, 2011 to August 8, 2011

Topic: Bicycle Touring  
Categories: Tour diaries, Equipment lists, Recumbent, 1-3 months, First tour, TransAmerica Trail, USA Coast to Coast, East to West, USA East to West
Locales: North America, United States, Virginia, York, Yorktown, Oregon, Clatsop, Astoria
Year: 2011

Permalink: http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/coreystransam2011

Copyright © 2011-2014 By Corey Dalpee - (contact)

Status: Completed Aug 2011
Last update: Tuesday June 25, 2013 23:20 (US/Pacific) (edited Tue 12 Aug 2014 10:42 (US/Pacific))
126,473 hits since March 7, 2011 (hitcounts updated nightly)
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Hanging with Bill and Carmen, Guffey, CO. Beer served in empty cans of pork n beans and tin mugs


Table of Contents

Pre-Trip Preparation

      "But WHY?": A (not so) Brief Introduction...
      The Route: The TransAmerica Bicycle Trail
      The Rig: Bacchetta Giro 20
      A Minor Setback: Jury Duty? Now?
            Update: Jury Duty
      Preparations: A new friend and a trip to the beauty shop!
      Donations
      My annual date
      Training Rides: or lack thereof...
      The Countdown: 1 week out
      One more setback
      The Gear
      The Final Day: Some last minute thoughts and LOTS of packing

Virginia

      Day 0: Travel from Vegas to Norfolk, VA
      Day 0 plus 1: Getting to the starting point
      The Gang: New Riding Friends
      Day 1: Yorktown to Williamsburg
      Day 2, Williamsburg to Chickahominy Riverfront Park: Learning the kindness of strangers and getting the rookie mistakes out of the way
      Day 3, Chickahominy State Park to Intersection of Hwy 5 & 156, just shy of Glendale: Taking in a bit of history
      Day 4, Corner of Hwy 5 & Hwy 156 to Ashland: Detours
      Day 5, Ashland to Mineral: Flying with the butterflies
      Day 6, Mineral to Charlottesville: The long slog
      Day 7, Charlottesville, VA: Day of Rest
      Day 8, Charlottesville to Afton: The Cookie Lady
      Day 9, Afton to Lexington: Riding with my head in the clouds
      Day 10: Lexington to Troutville
      Day 11: Troutville to Blacksburg
      Day 12, Blacksburg to Christiansburg: Chore day
      Day 13: Christiansburg to Max Meadows
      Day 14: Max Meadows to Troutdale
      Day 15: Troutdale to Rosedale
      Day 16, Rosedale to Breaks, VA: On butterflies and Auto Shops
      Day 17, Breaks Interstate Park: Rest Day

Kentucky

      Day 18, Breaks to Hindman: Hello Kentucky
      Day 19: Hindman to Hazard
      Day 20: Hazard to Booneville
      Day 21: Boonesville to Berea, KY
      Day 22: Berea to Harrodsburg
      Day 23: Harrodsburg to Bardstown
      Day 24: Rest Day: Bardstown, K
      Day 25: Bardstown to Hodgenville: The stench of rotting animals.
      Day 26: Hodgenville to Caneyville (Beth's place)
      Day 27: Caneyvlille (Beth's place) to Utica
      Day 28: Utica to Sebree
      Day 29: Seebree, KY to Elizabethtown, IL

Illinois

      Day 30: Elizabethtown to Cedar Lake Ranch Campground, Tunnel Hill
      Day 31: Tunnel Hill to Murphysboro
      Day 32: Murphysboro, IL to Ozora, Missouri!!

Missouri

      Day 33: Ozora, MO to Farmington
      Day 34, Rest Day in Farmington, MO: MY BIRTHDAY!!
      Day 35: Farmington to Ellington
      Day 36: Ellington to Eminence
      Day 37: Eminence to Houston
      Day 38: Houston to Marshfield
      Day 39: Marshfield to Ash Grove
      Day 40: Ash Grove, MO to Pittsburg, KS: 40 days and 40 nights...

Kansas

      Day 41: Pittsburg, KS to Chanute
      Day 42: Chanute to Eureka
      Day 43 & Day 44: Medical Delay in Eureka, KS
      Day 45 - 47: Greenwood County Hospital-Eureka, KS & Wesley Hospital- Wichita, KS
      Still alive...: and back on the road!
      Days 48-52: Recovery and travel from Wichita to Pueblo

Colorado

      Day 53: Pueblo, CO to Canon City
      Day 54: Canon City to Guffey: Tragedy on the TransAm
      Day 55: Guffey to Fairplay
      Day 56: Fairplay to Frisco to Denver
      Day 57: Denver to Frisco to Silverthorne
      Day 58: Silverthorne to Hot Sulphur Springs
      Day 59: Hot Sulphur Springs to Walden

Wyoming

      Day 60: Walden, CO to Saratoga, WY
      Day 61: Saratoga to Rawlins
      Day 62: Rawlins to Jeffrey City
      Day 63: Jeffrey CIty to Lander
      Day 64: Rest Day: Lander, WY
      Day 65: Lander to Dubois
      Day 66: Dubois to Just outside Grand Teton National Park
      Day 67: Moran to Jackson Hole
      Day 68: Jackson Hole to Colter Bay Village
      Day 69: Colter Bay Village (Teton Nat'l Park) to Grant Village (Yellowstone Nat'l Park)
      Day 70: Grant Village in Yellowstone to West Yellowstone, Montana

Montana

      Day 71: Rest Day: West Yellowstone, MT
      Day 72: West Yellowstone to Ennis
      Day 73: Ennis to Twin Bridges
      Day 74: Twin Bridges to Dillon
      Day 75: Dillon to Jackson
      Day 76: Jackson to Darby
      Day 77: Darby to Missoula
      Day 78: Rest Day: Missoula, MT
      Day 79: Missoula to Lolo Hot Springs

Idaho

      Day 80: Lolo Hot Springs, MT to Lowell, ID
      Day 81: Lowell to Grangeville
      Day 82: Grangeville to White Bird to New Meadows
      Day 83: Rest Day: New Meadows, ID
      Day 84: New Meadows to Cambridge
      Day 85: Cambridge, ID to Halfway, OR

Oregon

      Day 86: Halfway, OR to Baker City, OR
      Day 87: Baker City to Austin Junction
      Day 88: Austin Junction to Dayville

      Day 89: Rest Day: Dayville, OR

      Day 90: Dayville to Mitchell
      Day 91: Mitchell to Prineville
      Day 92: Prineville to Sisters
      Day 93: Sisters to McKenzie Bridge
      Day 94: McKenzie Bridge to Richardson Campground
      Day 95: Richardson Campground to Florence: THE LAST DAY

Post Ride

      Fun Stats
      Final Thoughts...
      Videos: A Mini-Series


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