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Modified 3-Jul-16
Created 3-Jul-16
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In June of 1976 we joined a small group riding a portion of the Bikecentennial TransAmerica Trail. Over the period of about nine days our group of seven riders rode from Pueblo, Colorado to Newton, Kansas, a distance of 430 miles. We stayed at “bike-inns” – sometimes hotels and other times school gymnasiums – that had been arranged by Bikecentennial. Our group was designated as 1GPWB603 G and included the following riders:
  • David Bell (Group Leader)
  • David Clarke – England
  • Linden Sargent – Illinois
  • Larry & Leonie Schnur – Texas
  • Ed & Lynnae Ruttledge – Michigan (Ed was the photographer of this series of photos)

The event was designed as a bicycle oriented celebration of America’s Bicentennial. In 1976, this was considered a major undertaking. The weather was beastly hot. The wind was always in our face. We had a great time!
Calm Before the RideResting UpSaddle Up!PoliticsCheck the LoadReady - Get SetChecking the EquipmentSend Off!First Rest StopThe Road AheadLooking Down at our StopLooking UpLunch StopDYI LunchOrdway BikeinnRepairing the FlatLoading UpProtection from the SunNo Lunch!What to Do?

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