Ben and Tricia's Online Bike Trips
(Formerly Cross-Country Bike Trip)

Pacific Bound 1997

Ben - Captain
Tricia - Stoker
"Rolling Thunder" - The Bike

Sponsored by:

Shimano - makers of fine cycling components Aerospoke - hi-tech carbon fiber wheels Coleman - Outfit your outdoors
Kreitler Rollers - world class roller trainers Burley - High quality bike trailers Speedplay - maker of the Frog pedal system

The IdeaUMAX - Award winning flatbed and sheetfed scannersCasio - The Cassiopeia Windows CE machine

The Bike

The Trip

The Sponsors

Media Encounters

Statistics and Graphs

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Part 1 - TransVirginia - Yorktown, VA - Rosedale, VA
13 Days, 556 Miles
6/29/97 - 7/13/97

7/13 - Day 13: Abingdon, VA - Rosedale, VA

7/12 - Rest Day in Abingdon, VA (Hosted by Abingdon Holiday Inn Express)
7/11 - Day 12: Marion, VA - Abingdon, VA (Hosted by Abingdon Holiday Inn Express)
7/10 - Day 11: Wytheville, VA - Marion, VA (Hosted by Virginia House Inn)
7/9 - Day 10: Christiansburg, VA - Wytheville, VA (Hosted by Wytheville Holiday Inn)
7/8 - Day 9: Troutville, VA - Christiansburg, VA (Hosted by Christiansburg Super 8)
7/7 - Day 8: Lexington, VA - Troutville, VA
7/6 - Day 7: Waynesboro, VA - Lexington, VA (Hosted by Lexington Best Western)

7/5 - Rest Day in Waynesboro, VA (Hosted by Waynesboro Best Western)
7/4 - Day 6: Charlottesville, VA - Waynesboro, VA (Hosted by Waynesboro Best Western)
7/3 - Day 5: Mineral, VA - Charlottesville, VA (Hosted by Monticello Holiday Inn)
7/2 - Day 4: Ashland, VA - Mineral, VA
7/1 - Day 3: Glendale, VA - Ashland, VA (Hosted by Ashland Holiday Inn)
6/30 - Day 2: Jamestown, VA - Glendale, VA
6/29 - Day 1: Yorktown, VA - Jamestown, VA


Test Ride: 4 days, 143 milesEasy Racers - Record setting recumbent bikesZzip Designs - world's best bicycle fairings (windshields)

5/19 - Day 1: St. Paul, MN to Somerset, WI
5/20 - Day 2: Somerset, WI to Balsam Lake, WI
5/21 - Day 3: Balsam Lake, WI to Marine on St. Croix, MN
5/22 - Day 4: Marine on St. Croix to St. Paul, MN


Test Ride: 3 days, 94 miles

3/19 - Day A: Drive to Liberty, MO Ex Officio - Awesome outdoor wearConnectix - makers of Quickcam
3/20 - Day 1: Girard, KS to Walnut, KS
3/21 - Day 2: Walnut, KS to Chanute, KS
3/23 - Day 3: Chanute, KS to Girard, KS
3/24 - Day B: Drive home


Preliminary Testing

1/20/97 - First outside ride!
1/23/97 - Field House ride Adventure Cycling Association - Maps and gear for the adventure cyclistAdidas - rugged cross-training shoes
2/1/97 - Ride to Hopkins and back 
2/19/97 - The Bicycle Freeway



Essential Gear - Makers of the 800 degree Windmill lighterPuma Technologies - Makers of Intellisync

 
 
Recovery Engineering - Water treatment systems
Avocet - High performance cycling computers
Performance Bike - The world's largest mail order and retail supplier of bicycle parts and accessories

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