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Three's a Charm; an E2W TransAm Tour


My third attempt to sucessfully cross the USA on the TransAm Trail

4,062 miles (6,537 km) over 79 days from May 1, 2012 to July 18, 2012

Topic: Bicycle Touring  
Categories: Tour diaries, Equipment lists, Road bikes, 1-3 months, Lewis & Clark Trail, Pacific Coast, TransAmerica Trail, USA Coast to Coast, East to West, North to South, USA East to West
Locales: North America, United States, Virginia, Kentucky, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, Oregon
Year: 2012

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

Copyright © 2011-2014 By Dale Young - (contact)

Status: Completed Jul 2012
Last update: Thursday October 24, 2013 11:45 (US/Pacific) (edited Thu 14 Aug 2014 18:51 (US/Pacific))
94,885 hits since October 12, 2011 (hitcounts updated nightly)
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Table of Contents

Three attempts at the TransAm: Here we go again!
Team Members: Two of us to start with.
Training: Huff and Puff and Stuff!
The Gear List: Have to have it right?
Itinerary: "The World don't care much about plans"...but here's one anyway.
Illinois to Virginia: We ain't figured this out yet!!!
Grand Child Number Two!: And I look to be in town when Bentley is born!!
Trip Business Card!: Gotta have one, right!?
Guest Book Communications Provided in this Journal: Getting in contact with me. Keeping in contact.
Day -89: Eighty-nine Days to Go; How Goes It...
Day -48: Things Are Coming Together Nicely
Day -46...A Plan Continues to Come Together: Daniel is in!
Day -21: Cowpiracy?!
Day -14: Ready!
Day -9: Short, Windy, and Cold Training Day
Day -7: Celebrate the Nearness!
Day -6: Last training day
Day -3: History
Day -2: Sight Seeing
Day -1: Tomorrow! Tomorrow!
Day 1: Yorktown to Willis Methodist United Church
Day 2: Willis United Methodist Church to Ashland
Day 3: Ashland to Mineral
Day 4: Mineral to The Foot of The Blue Ridge Parkway
Day 5: Misty Mountain CG to Mallard CG Just North Of Lexington, VA
Day 6: Mallard CG to Troutville
Day 7: Trouteville to Radford. They are dynamiting the road? And Me on Google Street View!!
Day 8: Radford to Wytheville. Cranky!
Day 9: Wytheville Rest Day. Move from Motel, Laundry, Rest, Eat.
Day 10: Wytheville to Glade Spring, VA. It Suddenly Turns Chilly
Day 11: Glade Spring to Council. Reaching for the sky and almost touching it!
Day 12: Council to lookout and Freeda Baptist Center
Day 13: Lookout to Hindman Some more climbing
Day 14: Hindman to Boonville, KY, Noah are you There? Build me an Ark Please?
Day 15: Boonville to Berea, KY
Day 16: R&R in Berea. Shirley was a Dirty Girl!
Day 17: Berea to Lincoln homestead SP. First Flats!
Day 18: Lincoln Homestead SP to Hodgenville, KY Howard has a Town
Day 19: Off Route to Warmshowers Host's Garry and Beth's near Caneyville
Day 20: Caneyville to Sebree, KY In the Heat of the Day!
Day 21: Sebree, KY to Harrisburg, IL Why are You Pointing at Me There?
Day 22: Harrisburg to Carbondale, I think I Have Been Here Before
Day 23: Carbondale. Rest Our Weary Bodies for a Day
Day 24: Carbondale to Chester. "Well Blow Me Down! Yuk, Yuk, Yuk, Yuk!"
Day 25: Chester, IL to Farmington, MO Here We Go Again...Climbing again for the Next Five Days
Day 26: Farmington, MO to Ellington, MO We Kept on a Rollin Today!
Day 27: Ellington to Eminence. The Crucible
Day 28: Eminence to Houston, MO Out of the Ozarks...YES!!
Day 29: Houston to Marshfield. We Go it Alone.
Day 30: Marshfield to Ash Grove, MO a Tailwind!
Day 31: Ash Grove, MO to Pittsburgh, KS. This "IS" Kansas Dale!!
Day 32: Pittsburg, KS to Erie, KS. Daniel Gets Seriously Ill
Day 33: Erie, KS to Chanute, KS Top Shelf Margarita
Day 34: Chanute to Eureka, KS. Nice Day on the Road
Day 35: Day 35 Eureka, KS to Newton, KS Cattlemen's Hill!
Day 36: Newton to Sterling, KS Tailwind!
Day 37: Sterling to Ness City, KS Catch the Wave, and Double Down!
Day 38: Ness City to Scott City. Half Way to Seattle!
Day 39: Scott City, KS to Sheridan Lake, CO. Choices
Day 40: Sheridan lake, Co to Eads, Co. Headwinds and Tired Legs make for a Half Day!
Day 41: Eads, CO to Ordway, CO A Much Easier Day After the First 20 Miles
Day 42: Ordway to Pueblo, CO! I Can See the Rockies!
Day 43: Pueblo...a Day Off...Rest Day or Zero Miles Day
Day 44: Pueblo to Royal Gorge. This Isn't Kansas Anymore!
Day 45: Royal Gorge to Guffey, CO
Day 46: Guffey to Alma, CO
Day 47: Alma to Silverthorne. I Have Touched The Sky!
Day 48: Silverthorne to Hot Sulpher Springs. Nice Day to Ride...Slow in the Saddle
Day 49: Hot Sulpher Springs to Walden, CO
Day 50: Walden, CO to Saratoga, WY This is the Land of Wind
Day 51: Saratoga to Rawlins, WY Beat the Wind... Almost
Day 52: Rawlins to Lander, WY. Day of The Eastbounders
Day 53: Lander to Lander...A Rest Day
Day 54: Lander to Dubois, WY Three Worrisome Legs down! I Know Now That I Can Do It!
Day 55: Dubois to Colter Bay Village
Day 56: Colter Bay Village to Grant Village in Yellowstone Park, WY Griz?!!
Day 57: Grant Village, Yellowstone to West Yellowstone, MT Montana!!
Day 58: West Yellowstone to Ennis, WY
Day 59: Ennis to Dillon, MT Tail Winds in Two Separate Directions...I Am Such A Lucky Guy!
Day 60: Dillon to Wisdom, MT Day of two Passes and the Strange Motel
Day 61: Wisdom to Hamilton, MT Chief Joseph Pass and a Wicked Downhill Run
Day 62: Hamilton to Missoula, MT Bike Path
Day 63: Missoula Rest Day....A Wonderful Day Today!
Day 64: Missoula, MT to Lochsa Lodge, ID Idaho!!
Day 65: Lochsa Lodge to Lowell, ID....No kidding....Downhill the Whole Way!
Day 66: Lowell to Kamiah, ID A Short Day for Me Today
Day 67: Kamiah, ID to Clarkston, WA....State number 10!!
Day 68: Clarkston to Dayton, WA..... Not Dayton OH!!!
Day 69: Dayton to Pasco, WA Beat the Heat and got 60 Miles in Before 10am!!
Day 70: Rest Day in Pasco
Day 71: Day off #2 in Paso
Day 72: Another Rest Day in Pasco, WA
Day 73: Pasco to Sunnyside, WA.... First sight of Mt. Rainer!
Day 74: Sunnyside to Selah, WA
Day 75: Selah to Ellensburg, WA A Wonderful Canyon Road along the Yakima River
Day 76: Ellensburg to Easton Lake State Park....That Bridge is Out!!
Day 77: Easton Lake State Park to North Bend, WA There is Light at the End of the Tunnel!
Day 78: North bend to Vashon Island, WA.... The Fat Lady is Singing!
Day 79: Reflections...
Panoramics: Some Panoramic Shots from Along the Way
Getting Home


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