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Transam 2005 - East to West (Yorktown to Frisco)


A trail of two halves - 2005 Yorktown to Frisco, Colorado & 2006 Frisco, Colorado to Florence

2,450 miles (3,943 km) over 34 days from May 5, 2005 to June 7, 2005

Topic: Bicycle Touring  
Categories: Tour diaries, 1-3 months, TransAmerica Trail, USA Coast to Coast, East to West, USA East to West
Year: 2005
Keywords: transam america bicycle tour journal personal account adventure solo bike ride diary blog transam virginia kentucky illinois kansas colorado camping

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Copyright © 2005-2014 By Bill Dodds - (contact)

Status: Completed Feb 2006
Last update: Monday July 10, 2006 15:47 (US/Pacific) (edited Wed 18 Apr 2007 18:46 (US/Pacific))
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Table of Contents

Introduction: Hello from me!

      Cycling across America: The plan

      The big sell: Can you help?

      So far, so good?: Or is it!

      Gearing up: Choosing the right equipment

       Transamerica theme tune: A Foreign Affair

Day 0 - May 5th: Planes, trains and automobiles (and hopefully a bike)
Day 1 - Friday, May 6th: Yorktown to Berkely Plantation - 46 miles
Day 2 - Saturday, May 7th: Berkely to Ashland - 57 miles
Day 3 - Sunday, May 8th: Ashland to Palmyra - 78 miles
Day 4 - Monday, May 9th: Palmyra to Afton - 62 miles
Day 5 - Tuesday, May 10th: Afton to Lexington - 52 miles
Day 6. Wednesday, May 11th: Lexington to Catawba - 67 miles
Day 7, Thursday, May 12th: Catawba to Grahams Forge - 67 miles
Day 8, Friday, 13th May: Graham's Forge to Damascus -78 miles
Day 9, Saturday, 14th May: Damascus to Breaks - 79 miles
Day 10, Sunday 15th May: Breaks to Hindman - 68 miles
Day 11, Monday 16th May: Hindman to Booneville - 65 miles
Day 12, Tuesday 17th May: Booneville to Berea - 59 miles
Day 13, Wednesday 18th May: Berea to Springfield - 75 miles
Day 14, Thursday 19th May: Springfield to Sonora - 77 miles
Day 15, Friday 20th May: Sonora to Whitesville - 76 miles
Day 16, Saturday, 21st May: Whitesville to Marion - 92 miles
Day 17, Sunday 22nd May: Marion to Ferne Clyffe State Park - 76 miles
Day 18, Monday 23rd May: Ferne Clyffe Campground to Chester - 79 miles
Day 19, Tuesday 24th May: Chester to Pilot Knob - 70 miles
Day 20, Wednesday, 25th May: Pilot Knob to Eminence - 72 miles
Day 21, Thursday, 26th May: Eminence to Ben Davis - 66 miles
Day 22, Friday, 27th May: Ben Davis to Walnut Grove - 87 miles
Day 23, Saturday, 28th May: Walnut Grove to Pittsburg - 80 miles
Day 24, Sunday, 29th May: Pittsburg to Toronto - 99 miles
Day 25, Monday, 30th May: Toronto to Newton - 100 miles
Day 26, Tuesday, 31st May: Newton to Seward - 92 miles
Day 27, Wednesday, 1st June: Seward to Dighton - 117 miles
Day 28, Thursday, 2nd June: Dighton to Eads - 130 miles
Day 29, Friday, 3rd June: Eads to Pueblo - 117 miles
Day 30, Saturday, 4th June: Pueblo to Canon City - 56 miles
Day 31, Sunday, 5th June: Canon City to Fairplay - 77 miles
Day 32, Monday, 6th June: Fairplay to Frisco - 34 miles

      Final thoughts and advice

Equipment List


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