At the beach. The Pacific. We did it.
Low Pass. Summit of the costal range. Our last climb. Less than 50 miles to go.
In Eugene with dear friends
Gorgeous campsite on the Mckenzie River. Great ride over the Mckenzie Pass today
At the top on Mckenzie pass our last climb.
In Sisters Oregon
Nice little park for a break. Very smoky here because of all the fires.
In Prineville. Detour was good idea. Road still closed and we are on schedule. Lots of smoke here
In Paulina - they are letting us camp at the rodeo ground tonight. Just heard road still closed
In Seneca Oregon - we were diverted from our route by fires around Mitchell
In Prairie City. Great old hotel beautifully restored
10:00, 50 miles down stopped for quick snack.
In Baker City. Good ride this morning. Not as hot as it has been. Picture of the wagon tracks outside of Baker City
A perfect sag stop thanks to Del
In Halfway, Oregon. Hot, hot, hot
We are on Oregon!!
In Cambridge Idaho. 104 degrees outside.
In Riggins Idaho for night. It is hot as hell here.
Our first flat tire - 3600 miles. Boo hoo
At the top of White Bird Hill. The Salmon River Vally
In Lowell. Great ride, very hot. Picture is with our friends Willem, Ellie and Larry
We spent all day riding along the Locsha River
At Lochsa lodge in Powell
At the top of Lolo Pass. In Idaho!
Nice lunch spot on way up to Lolo Pass
In Missoula. Happy 4th everyone
In Darby. Home for night.
We had lunch at a nice rest stop neat the Montana - Idaho border.
Big Hole national Battlefield.
In Jackson Montana
In Dillon. Home for night
Beaver head Rock, an important landmark for early travelers including Lewis and Clark
In Virginia City. Restored old mining town - cute
In Ennis Montana. Cute little town on the. Madison River
Along Madison River. Very beautiful but windy
In West Yellowstone, our destination for day
WE ARE IN MONTANA
At Old Faithful for lunch. A madhouse
We reach 3000 miles! Beautiful morning
In Yellowstone finally sunshine
Jenny lake for the night.
At Towgotee mountain lodge. Hit huge storm as came off the mountain
Top of Togwotee Pass!
In Dubois. Long day today but we are staying in a cute little cabin.
Lunch at nice rest stop near Crowheart on Wind River Reservation
In Lander. We rode 127 miles today and we are pooped!
Split Rock. A landmark on the Oregon trail
In Rawlins Wy. Great old train station, big thunderhead. Glad we are done for the night
Sinclair Wy. Could this be the least scenic spot on the TransAm ? At least we are off the interstate.
In Saratoga Wyoming. We enjoyed the hot springs
Our bike waits for us to finish lunch. Pretty amazing that it has gotten us all of the way to Wyoming
This one for Sharon. Headwaters of the North Platte River
In Walden our home for night. Walden calls itself moose capital of Colorado but this is the only moose we've seen
We spent a couple of hours looking at this. Not bad
In Hot Sulphur Springs for night. Chores
Lunch in Kremmling. This was the view back on the road we had been on in the morning
In Silverthorne for night. Across the street from our hotel
Hoosier Pass. 11,539 feet
In Fairplay. Tough ride and it started snowing as we arrived
In Hartsel for lunch. Great little cafe
In Guffey. It's a trip!
At Royal Gorge for the night. Cute little campsite!
Lunch in Canon City
In Pueblo. Winds made it a long day but all is good! Pueblo has a lot of public art. Here's a good one
Our first view of the Rockies. Foothills and just a few peaks in the distance.
In Ordway Co. Rode a 15 mile time trial to beat out an enormous storm. All is well!
Haswell - nice little picnic area
In Eads, Colorado. The halfway point of the TransAm trail
In Tribune. We rode 100 miles today. This storm now threatening
Lunch in Scott City.
We pass 2,000 miles! Damn odometer resets every 1,000 miles.
Just outside of Ness City
In Ness City our home for the night. It is the home of the "Skyscraper of the Plains", built in 1888.
Yummy lunch in Greg's sports bar. Rush Center Kamsas
At Fort Larned. Beautifully restored fort that was one of the main forts guarding Santa Fe trail. . Note that flag shows winds from east!
Sweets and Eats in Larned Kansas. Great lunch and breakfast stop. Right on the main drag as you enter town.
Break at Quivira wildlife refuge.
Our home for the night the city park in Sterling. Note swimming pool!
Breakfast at the Mustard Seed Cafe in Buhler Kansas. Half our miles for the day done by 8:30!
Rest day in Newton Kansas. Bill and James at Newton Bike Shop consulting about tandem issue.
Lunch spot. Sleepy stoker....,
In Cassoday, prairie chicken capital of world. We haven't seen any. But there is a motorcycle rally going on!
Eureka Kansas, picture is Main Street Eureka on a Saturday night.
Lunch spot. Grilled cheese sandwich and milk shake!
Chanute Kansas, home for the night. Photo of old Chanute railway depot
Just outside Walnut Kansas. Immanuel Luthern Church offers nice bike hostel. We stopped for stretch, water refill and bathroom break
Cooky's Cafe, the most famous cafe on the TransAm! Early lunch with pie.
Our home for the night, the bunkhouse at Running Spring Farm in Everton MO
Lunch stop. Corner of BB and Z in Missouri
Morning break. Farmlands of western Missouri.
In Marshfield. We've been dodging huge thunderstorms all afternoon
Lunch spot. Bill just got VERY good news
Mid morning stretch
In Houston, Missouri. Texas County. Got to be a story there
Lunch. Hungry Moose Cafe. A tiny bit off route but worth it - first cappuccino since Berea.
Alley Springs. Outlet of one of the famous underground water courses in the Ozarks. 65 million gallons up well from this spring each day.
Lunch. Lots of climbing today and hotter than the past few days but all is good!
Home for the night in Centerville MO
Lunch stop and long break at Johnson's Shutin State Park
Getting our of a bit of rain in a very good little local museum commentating the civil was battle of Pilot Knob
In Farmington Mo at the best bike hostel we've seen!
Across the Mississippi and into Missouri
Our first view of the Mississippi River. Lunch spot.
Rest day chores
In Carbondale. We are ready for a rest day. Phoenix bikes did a great job fixing a little bike problem for us!!
Mid morning snack
Great breakfast stop and the most bicycle friendly spot so far. Really friendly people!
Our home for the night. Ferne Clyffe state park
Spending the night at Cave in the Rock state park
Crossing Ohio River into Illinois
In Sebree, at the First Baptist Church Cycling Hostel.
We are spending the night at Rough River State Park. The view from our window
Sitting out a brief rain shower in a life saving mini mart!
We are staying in a great B&B in Sonora Kentucky. Our room.
At Lincoln birthplace
Diner a lifesaver on a cold windy day. Howardstown Kentucky
In Bardstown. Bill cleaning grime from rain off bike. Great day of riding
Lunchtime ate the Lincoln homestead state park. This is the site and a replica of the cabin Abe Lincoln's father was born in.
In Harrodsburg. We beat the thunderstorms
A shady spot for lunch
We start the day stocking up for a good lunch
We are celebrating leaving the Appalachians with a stay in the Boone Tavern Inn part of Berea college only a little more expensive than the cheap hotels by the freeway
Our lunch stop in McKee KT. All the traffic and the sheriffs car indicated a good lunch!
Linda's Victorian Rose B&B in Booneville
Lunch by the Kentucky river
Arrived in Hindman
Getting out of the rain. 2 climbs down 2 to go
Great rest day at Breaks Interstate Park
Another lovely day!
Our home for the night. A wonderful Bikers hostel sponsored by the Elk Grove Methodist Church
Top of Hayters Gap. What a climb!
In Meadowview. We are now officially on the TransAm, US bicycle route 76!
Leaving Marion. Beautiful old train station
Lunch in Rural Retreat. We met our first fellow TransAm cyclists, Louise and Mihai from Europe.
At the lovely Hylander farm
At the top of the Blue Ridge! 2600 feet
Dinner in Mt Airy
Great lunch stop
Dan river. Beautiful morning
Micky D breakfast yogurt oatmeal OJ and coffee. Clear and beautiful this morning
In Reidsville. Great day. Pizza and beer for dinner. What could be better?
Our first lunch stop
We leave for phase two!
Arrived in Louisburg
End of the day in our lovely B&B
Spent the night in Plymouth a site of a civil war naval battle. Model of the iron clad confederate ship on Roanoke river
Great lunch at Mikes kitchen in Columbia NC
Breakfast- OJ, oatmeal and coffee
Gale force winds and rain at the beach. "Discretion is the better part of valor". We will start riding tomorrow
And we begin with a visit to the Wright Brothers museum. First airplanes incorporated much bicycle technology as WB were bicycle designers/builders.