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Cross-country on a tandem

2004-08-22 02:32:23.588637+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

So totally jealous department: A journal of a cross-country tandem bike ride, the actual pages appear to start here, I think I'm going to be joining the Adventure Cycling Association and looking at some of their maps as soon as I finish reading through every page of the journal.

[ related topics: Maps and Mapping Bicycling Bicycling - Tandem ]

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#Comment Re: made: 2004-08-22 03:39:20.806646+00 by: Diane Reese

The Adventure Cycling Association began its life as the group that made Bikecentennial possible. It was through Bikecentennial in 1976 that I rode my bicycle on the TransAmerica Trail across the USA, from MD through VA, KY, IL, MO, KS, CO, WY, MT, ID, and on to the ocean in OR. I can and will happily tell you all about my experiences if you like, and even bust out the bajillions of Ektachrome slides I took that summer (darn, must remember to digitize those sometime soon). In fact, that trip is the basis for my planned NaNoWriMo novel this year.

A quote from the history of Bikecentennial says it all for me:

Many cyclists who took part in 1976 (and those who take TransAmerica trips today) say essentially the same thing about the experience: "I learned more about this country in 90 days than most people learn in a lifetime." And more about themselves. Every one of us should, some day, have an experience like the Bikecentennial summer of 1976.

Amen. I say go for it!

#Comment Re: made: 2004-08-22 21:56:31.783641+00 by: Dan Lyke

The resolution isn't huge, but I've got a setup where I use the Canon D60[Wiki] body to digitize slides. My optical path to do that is kinda convoluted, but it works quickly and cheaply. If you've got a flourescent light you can use to evenly illuminate a white background (like a piece of matte board) I could bring my jig and camera next time I come down and we could slap through those puppies.