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Date Total Miles  Difficulty Wind Weather Scenic Enjoyment Overall Daily Average Hilight Total on ODO Twitter Post
Sat, April 25, 2009 39.14 2 20C 10 9 10 9 8.00 first day! 39.14 Day one - Just arrived safely at Jeff & Michaels in Lake Worth, FL Nice day for biking - 40 miles
Sun, April 26, 2009 105.62 4 30C 8 9 9 9 7.80 first Century! knees hurt 144.76 Arrived safe & sound & sore just north of Verro Beach, FL staying with a very generous host Terry. 105 miles!
Mon, April 27, 2009 57.9 3 30CH 8 9 10 10 8.00 winds pushing me on or over 202.66 Camping tonight in a cute little capground near Titusville, FL Too comfortable at Terrys place & got a late start. 58 miles.
Tue, April 28, 2009 91.19 2 25C 9 10 10 9 8.00 still breezy but a nice day 293.85 Camping about 20 miles S. of St. Augustine, FL nice biking day and fantastic evening. 91 miles. :)
Wed, April 29, 2009 77.09 2 15C 9 10 10 10 8.20 quiet scenic country roads 370.94 Camping Palakta. FL ($10!) Spent a little time touring (lost?) in St. Augustine. Quiet scenic country roads. 75 miles
Thu, April 30, 2009 89.71 1 5H 10 10 10 10 8.20 first trail ride! 460.65 Staying at a friend of a friends place in High Springs FL. Perfect biking day! 90 miles. Rest day tomorrow staying at same place.
Fri, May 1, 2009 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 rest day at David's in High Springs, FL   I just posted a new video on week 1 www.bikedenbec.blogspot.com
Sat, May 2, 2009 92 3 15H 9 9 9 9 7.80 small rolling hills & slight head wind  570.62 Camping near Madison, FL small rolling hills & slight headwind. Still did 92 miles. Hard time finding campground kept me going.
Sun, May 3, 2009 100.85 4 15H 8 9 8 8 7.40 didn't feel like riding much 671.47 Hills & headwinds again. Pushed myself to a campground that wasn't there. Howard Johnsons tonight - over budget. 100 miles.  Just west of Tallahassee, FL BTW
Mon, May 4, 2009 44.7 4 10C 5 10 9 9 7.40 tornado watch - stopped early in Sneads, FL 716.17 Planned a short day - threatening weather made it shorter. Camping (free!) in Sneads, FL just west of Chattahoochee. 45 miles
Tue, May 5, 2009 77.33 3 5C 6 8 9 9 7.00 Rained just at the right time 796.88 Nice riding day - cloudy, not too hot, avoided a few rain showers. Camping at planned destination Ponce de Leon, FL 77 miles
Wed, May 6, 2009 90.68 2 15C 9 10 10 10 8.20 2 flooded roads - steak dinner! 887.54 Great dinner & staying with new friends in Pace, FL. Cross winds & nice weather - 2 flooded roads & 2 nice rangers to help across. 90 m ... 
Thu, May 7, 2009 56.04 3 15H 8 9 8 8 7.20 gulf beach - George cooked dinner 945.1 Headwinds & more hills / bridges than expected. Camping at planned destination Gulf Shores Alabama! 51 miles.
Fri, May 8, 2009 67.02 2 15T 10 6 8 9 7.00 1000 Miles - Flat Tire 1012.1 First 1000 miles(woo-hoo!) First real tail wind (zoom!) first flat tire (boo!) camping at planned dest. Stockton, AL 66 miles
Sat, May 9, 2009 78.54 5 0 9 8 9 8 6.50 2 flats , hot, hills 1090.7 All up/down hill with some good climbs and zero wind (hot!) Twice w flat tire - story on blog.. Camping city park Grove Hill, AL 78miles.  New video posted week two on my blog bikedenbec.blogspot.com
Sun, May 10, 2009 48.78 4 0 7 9 8 8 6.00 gravel road, hot, big storm at night 1139.6 More ups & downs but towns with services are getting farther apart. Beautiful campground at planned dest. Coffeeville, AL 49 miles
Mon, May 11, 2009 65.49 4 0 - 15H 8 9 9 9 7.80 nice day early - looks like rain evening 1205.1 Camping at small state park 5 miles off route near Linden, AL (free!). More ups & downs but getting smoother. Maybe more rain tonight. 65 ml.  Nothing free anymore - dude just came & charged me $8.37 - still not bad.
Tue, May 12, 2009 82.5 3 0 9 10 10 10 7.00 cool, less hills, nice COE campground 1287.6 Cooler day, less hills & some nice scenery - good biking day. Camping riverside again in Cochrane, AL - very nice. 82 miles
Wed, May 13, 2009 51.82 3 5T 9 9 9 9 7.80 short day - rest tomorrow 1339.4 Late start - storms all night - nice short ride to Columbus - Miss. (woo-hoo!) 47 mi. Rest tomorrow in hotel thanks to co-workers gift card
Thu, May 14, 2009 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 Rest Day - Columbus, MS    
Fri, May 15, 2009 89 2 5T 9 9 9 9 7.60 smooth day - fast miles 1428.4 I got a well rested early start with mostly flat roads & good weather. 89 miles clicked away smoothly to planned campground in Fulton, MS
Sat, May 16, 2009 80.64 5 5 5 9 8 8 6.67 dogs! injured leg 1509 Some good climbs today. Had to stop for a storm once and chasing dogs MANY times. Camping at planned dest. Shiloh, Tennessee! 80 miles
Sun, May 17, 2009 55.61 5 15H 4 9 4 5 5.40 Cold & windy 1564.7 Hard start - cold (low 50), cloudy & strong headwind & no ambition. Set 2 goals & stopped at 1st - Perryville, TN 55 miles. Low tonight 44
Mon, May 18, 2009 57.5 5 10H 9 9 8 8 7.80 cool not cold - motel 1622.2 57.5
Tue, May 19, 2009 53.3 5 0 10 10 10 9 7.33 flat - 5 other bikers 1678.1 Nice day despite another flat & late start. Met 5 bikers & rode with them a while. Camp S. Entrance LBL Rec area TN 53 miles. New Video blog
Wed, May 20, 2009 55.4 5 5C 10 10 10 10 9.00 cemetaries 1733.5 A fine day biking through Land Between the Lakes Natl. Rec area. Camping in Calvert City Kentucky! 55 miles
Thu, May 21, 2009 68.59 3 5CT 10 9 9 9 8.00 Taco Johns 1802.1 Another nice day - roads are MUCH more flat. In Paducah, KY got 2 new tubes & Taco Johns! Camping at Horseshoe Lake, Illinois. :) 70 miles
Fri, May 22, 2009 87.46 5 5C 10 10 10 10 9.00 flooded road, steep climb to camp, laundry 1889.6 Good weather & mostly flat until the end of day then some steep climbs @ Chester, IL - laundry then camping just north of there - 87 miles
Sat, May 23, 2009 79.03 4 5C 10 7 9 9 7.80 flat, real bed, illegal bridge 1968.6 Nice warm day & mostly flat roads. Crossed the Mississippi River into Missouri & staying with lauderdale snow bird friends in St. Louis. 79m
Sun, May 24, 2009 52.85 1 5H 6 10 10 10 7.40 flat, Katy trail, rain at night 2021.5 Rested & well fed, Rodney & Gerald delivered me safely to the Katy Trail were I enjoyed 51 relaxing miles. Camping in charming Herman, MO
Mon, May 25, 2009 34.38 1 10T 5 10 7 8 6.20 late start early stop rain, Turner Katy Trail Shelter! 2056.8 Late start & early stop due to rain. Leisurly 34 miles on the Katy trail. Staying at a quirky bicycle dorm type place $5 in Tebbetts, MO
Tue, May 26, 2009 50.3 1 10H 7 10 10 10 7.60 wifi- Jefferson City - nice town folks - Mayor 2107.2 Threat of rain all day but none while on the trail. Stopped for 2 more tubes, lunch & haircut in Jefferson City. Camping Huntsdale, MO 50 mi
Wed, May 27, 2009 76.71 4 10HC 5 6 8 8 6.20 free camping in Blackburn, MO 2183.9 Back on normal roads. Daily flat, headwind & hills left me just short of goal. Good folks @ Blackburn MO let me camp in park free. 77 Mi.  Week 4 video & pics posted on blog bikedenbec.blogspot.com
Thu, May 28, 2009 43.97 5 10H 5 6 7 7 6.00 gloomy chilly free camp with no bathroom 2227.8 Gloomy chilly day with hills & headwind. Next campground is too far so early stop @ Henrietta, MO 44 miles. Hopefully sun tomorrow.
Fri, May 29, 2009 82.9 5 10C 10 10 10 10 9.00 Sunny & warm - free camp & full campground 2310.7 Much better weather - constant ups & downs - not bad. Camp full but offer free spot not far & can shower. Weston MO. 83m Kansas over river
Sat, May 30, 2009 56.37 4 15H 6 7 8 8 6.60 Bob @ white Cloud - tour guide 2369.2 Road finally flattened out this afternoon replaced by fairly strong prairie headwind. Legs said stop in White Cloud Kansas camping free 56 m
Sun, May 31, 2009 76.56 2 20TC 9 8 10 9 7.60 swimming pool - free camp @ fairgrounds 2445.8 Good tailwind pushed me into Nebraska & 74 miles before 5pm . Took a dip in the Tecumseh City pool & hopfully I'll find a place to camp here
Mon, June 1, 2009 61.71 5 25-30 TC 8 6 8 8 7.00 Karen's! 2508.2 Arrived at my sister Karen's near Lincoln, NE (62m)& will go to reunion with her this weekend. Daily updates will resume on Sun or Mon.
Tue, June 2, 2009 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 rest at Karen's    
Wed, June 3, 2009 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 rest @ Karen's    
Thu, June 4, 2009 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 drive to Sharon's. Mom!    
Fri, June 5, 2009 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 Rest @ Sharon's - Evelyn!   Week 5 Video is posted on my Blog bikedenbec.blogspot.com. Trip should resume on Thurs. 6/11 unless we stay in SD for Mom's Birthday on 6/12
Sat, June 6, 2009 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 Reunion in Mobridge - stay overnight    
Sun, June 7, 2009 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 Drive back to Pierre    
Mon, June 8, 2009 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 rest @ Sharon's    
Tue, June 9, 2009 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 rest @ Sharon's    
Wed, June 10, 2009 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 rest @ Sharon's    
Thu, June 11, 2009 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 rest @ Sharon's    
Fri, June 12, 2009 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 Mom's Birthday! Bike 12 miles with Sharon    
Sat, June 13, 2009 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 Drive back to Karen's    
Sun, June 14, 2009 80.63 2 15CT 9 8 10 9 7.60 camping $3 80 miles before 4pm 2588.8 I'm rolling again! Left early from sister's home near Lincoln. Good weather & roads got me 80 miles before 4pm. Camping in Columbus, NE $3
Mon, June 15, 2009 86.2 3 15TC 5 9 10 9 7.20 cowboy trail. Music! 2680.6 Gloomy day to start then some sun & good tail wind. Left pavement in Norfolk in favor of Cowboy Rail Trail. Camping Neligh, NE 85 miles
Tue, June 16, 2009 74.71 4 15HC 9 6 8 8 7.00 free camp with shower stuart, NE 2755.3 Nice warm sunny day! Cowboy trail was a bit soft from rain last night & slight head wind - chose pavement Camping in Stuart, NE 74 miles
Wed, June 17, 2009 87.79 5 5T 7 8 9 9 7.60 nice day then storms. motel Cara! 2843.1 Perfect riding till afternoon then dodged a few storms. Arrived in Winner, South Dakota & prolly stay at Motel to avoid weather.
Thu, June 18, 2009 57.38 5 15T then 20H 6 7 7 7 6.40 nice tail wind but later bad headwind - Pierre! 2900.5 40 mi of 15mph tailwind zoom! Then 14mi of 20mph headwind grrr. Brother inlaw picked me up in Vivian, SD to Pierre with Mom until Sunday.
Fri, June 19, 2009 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 Rest day in Fort Pierre - visiting Mom    
Sat, June 20, 2009 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 Rest day in Fort Pierre - visiting Mom    
Sun, June 21, 2009 44.2 3 5C 9 7 9 8 7.20 1880 town - Big wind at night 2944.7 Brother inlaw Dan took me to Vivian SD for planned late start @ 2pm. 44 miles in great weather - camping in 1880 Town, SD Mountain time zone
Mon, June 22, 2009 49.94 5 15H 7 10 7 8 7.40 Badlands!  storms at night 2994.7 Set short goal - strong headwinds made 50 mi an all day event but not too bad. Camping in beautiful Badlands Natl. Park. Worth the effort!
Tue, June 23, 2009 29.89 6 15HC 8 10 10 10 8.80 Badlands!  Wall Drug 3024.5 Hwy 44 to Rapid City was under const. So I took a leisurly scenic tour of Badlands then camping in Wall, SD. 32mi. Passed 3000 mi on bike!
Wed, June 24, 2009 60.51 4 15TC 9 9 9 9 8.00 I-90 Warmshowers Hosts! 3085 Nice warm day with somewhat favorable winds. Rode I-90 into Rapid City & staying at warmshowers.org host in very nice home & good food! 60m
Thu, June 25, 2009 39.78 7 10 9 10 10 10 9.33 Mt rushmore, crazy horse. hot hills 3124.8 A hot difficult but very scenic 39 mi in the Black Hills of SD. Keystone, Mt. Rushmore & Crazy Horse monument. Camping near Crazy Horse
Fri, June 26, 2009 35.91 3 5 8 10 10 10 7.67 Mickleson Trail! wait out storm in tunnel 3160.7 A beautiful leisurly 36 miles on the Mickleson Trail. Camping in Rochford, SD cell phone dead zone oddly have a wi-fi connection. area
Sat, June 27, 2009 45.14 7 35HC 4 10 5 6 6.40 Billie Jo! nearly blown off Terry Peak 3205.9 Cold wind gusting to 35mph - had to peddle down hill & nearly blown off road. Very scenic tho. Staying with HS friend in Speafish, SD 45mi
Sun, June 28, 2009 65.32 5 10C 9 9 9 9 8.20 warmer & nice. free camping & wi fi! 3271.2 Much better weather as I rode into Wyoming (woo-hoo!). Camping in Moocroft, WY 65 miles
Mon, June 29, 2009 34.41 5 10H 8 4 5 6 5.60 Doris! 3305.6 Arrived at my sister Doris' in Gillette, WY (yeah!) & will take tomorrow as rest day. I'll be heading for the mountains on Wed. 34 miles. Week 9 videos are posted on blog bikedenbec.blogspot.com
Tue, June 30, 2009 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 Rest Day in Gillette, WY visiting Doris    
Wed, July 1, 2009 71.77 5 10T 8 5 8 8 6.80 free camp @ clearmont, wy & wifi, storms evening 3377.4 Sprinkles as I left the comfortable home of Doris & Buzz then good riding weather for 71 desolate miles to Clearmont, WY. Camping city park
Thu, July 2, 2009 62.17 5 5 then 20C 5 7 8 8 6.60 Sheridan 3439.6 Mix bag of weather today but not terrible. Rode 62 mi & camping at foot of Bighorn Mountains in Dayton, WY. Tomorrow . . . . Up
Fri, July 3, 2009 22.41 9 5 3 10 5 7 6.50 cold rain - camp Bethal! flat tire 3462 20 mi up & then 2 mi down in cold pouring rain & thunder before I stopped at a church camp that welcome me in - still raining - staying here
Sat, July 4, 2009 46.46 5 0 then 15 T to greybull 9 10 10 10 8.80 down! Graybull 4th of July  3508.4 Left the top of Big Horn Mtns. & 20 mi down in a much nicer day. Continued on to Greybull, WY where I'll enjoy the rest of the 4th. 46 mi.
Sun, July 5, 2009 59.08 4 5H 9 5 8 8 6.80 Cody! live music 3567.9 Great weather for 59 miles of very desolate plains between Greybull & Cody, WY camping at nice campground in Cody.  New weekly video posted on blog bikedenbec.blogspot.com
Mon, July 6, 2009 50.63 5 5T 5 10 10 9 7.80 hail, expensive cabin 3618.5 Rode 50 m to east ent. of Yellowstone - 27 m uphil to next campground, camping not allowed (bears), staying in cabin out of budget see blog
Tue, July 7, 2009 44.23 8 10 - 15 8 10 8 8 8.40 yellowstone - RVs! 3662.8 A good climb to 8400 ft & a long day of dodging RVs but very scenic. Camping in Yellowstone at Canyon Village. 44miles
Wed, July 8, 2009 26.98 8 30 & gusty H 4 10 5 5 6.40 fierce wind, rain hail 3689.8 7/8 expected to leave park today but bad weather didn't allow. 28 miles in strong gusty wind. Camping at Madison in Yellowstone. No cell srv
Thu, July 9, 2009 74.17 4 10T 6 12 10 10 8.40 downhill & tailwind. free camp 3763.9 Morning temps in 30s last 3 days & storms with hail I managed to avoid. Rode 74 miles to Cameron, Montanna (woo-hoo!). Camping
Fri, July 10, 2009 56.91 8 10 9 10 10 10 9.50 free bike camp! nice town 3820.8 Nice warmer day - climbed to over 7000 ft then down and continued to Twin Bridges, MT. Camping in free camp for bicyclists 56 miles
Sat, July 11, 2009 27.95 3 5 10 8 10 10 7.67 YMCA free camp. planned short day 3848.8 Very nice day for planned short ride to Dillon, MT & camping. Meeting a lot of other bikers. Tomorrow up again with cell srv not likley. 28m.  New videos posted on blog - bikedenbec.blogspot.com
Sun, July 12, 2009 50.81 8 15 H 6 10 8 8 8.00 free food! thunderstorms 3899.6 Climbed over 2 mountain passes & into Jackson, MT camping $10 w/use of hot springs. New Timers Fest & free food!!! 51m
Mon, July 13, 2009   0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 Rest day in Jackson Hot Springs, MT due to weather   Strong storms and big wind continue from yesterday afternoon. Was planning a rest day in Missoula but decided to take it here in Jackson, MT
Tue, July 14, 2009 74.67 6 10H 7 10 9 9 8.20 long downhill!  flat 3974.3 After rain delay yesterday, left Jackson Hot Springs, over pass & out of Big Hole Valley then on to warmer Darby, MT. Camping 75 mi.
Wed, July 15, 2009 54.23 3 10 T then C 9 10 9 9 8.00 haircut, tire rotation, warm! 4028.5 Passed 4000 mi. on way to Missoula. MT. camping just south in Lolo as it is cheaper. Nice warm day. 54 mi. Harry Potter will have to wait.
Thu, July 16, 2009 78.18 5 10C 9 10 9 9 8.40 ACA! sneaky camp 4106.7 Stopped @ Adventure Cycling in Missoula for pic & free icecream then rode on to Superior, MT in nice warm 90s. 72 miles camping
Fri, July 17, 2009 52.6 6 0 10 10 9 9 7.33 no sleep. free camp, shower, elec, wifi 4159.3 After no sleep last night (bear activity) I stopped a bit early in Plains, MT 50mi. Camping free at fairgrounds w/shower & elec. :)
Sat, July 18, 2009 84.58 5 5 10 10 10 10 8.33 Idaho! 4243.9 Found I can sleep through party animals just not wild animals. Nice day nearly 100 deg. Rode 85 miles to Clark Fork, Idaho (woo-hoo!) campin.  I am in Pacific time zone now. Daily updates may be slightly later.
Sun, July 19, 2009 45.46 4 10 9 10 10 9 8.67 Paula! Sandpoint 4289.7 Rode 25 mi to Sandpoint, ID & got to see Harry Potter movie. Staying with warmshowers host & taking a rest day tomorrow.
Mon, July 20, 2009 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 Rest day in Sandpoint, ID visiting Paula   New videos posted on blog bikedenbec.blogspot.com
Tue, July 21, 2009 59 5 0 10 9 9 9 7.00 odo broke. free camp 4351 Odometer totally not working but maps show I rode 59 mi from Sandpoint, ID to Usk Washington (woo-hoo-hoo!). Nice warm (hot?) day & scenic.
Wed, July 22, 2009 79.55 7 10V 9 10 9 9 8.80 hot! 102 4358.9 Rebooted Odo & it is working again. Rode over small Mtn Pass & continued on for 77 mi with temps over 100. Camping Kettel Falls, WA
Thu, July 23, 2009 41.14 8 5T 7 10 9 9 8.60 rain in afternoon after ride 43630 20 miles slowly up (3 hrs) to Sherman Pass then 20 miles down in 20 min - first of 4 big Mtns this week. Camping in Republic WA rain now.
Fri, July 24, 2009 79.19 8 10H 6 6 7 7 6.80 no water in bathoom 4550.8 Weather cleared as I crossed 2nd of 4 Mtn passes then got up to 97 then threatening clouds but not much rain. Camping in Okanogan, WA 74 mi
Sat, July 25, 2009 52.31 8 5 7 10 9 9 8.00 Bicycle camp 4603.2  
Sun, July 26, 2009 84.31 8 5 10 12 10 10 9.17 incredible scenery! 4687.5 Thankful for perfect weather to cross my last big mtn pass and into the most beautiful scenery you can imagine. Camping Marblemount, WA 80 m
Mon, July 27, 2009 49.81 4 10H 9 7 8 8 7.20 Jim Grazini Passing 4737.3 Rode 44 mi to planned dest. Sedro-Woolley, WA which is over 50 mi North of my sisters house. Oops! LOL Nice hot weather. Camping.  New video posted on blog bikedenbec.blogsspot.com
Tue, July 28, 2009 68.72 7 0 7 7 8 8 6.17 Ev! reception! Hot weather! 4806 Hills, heat & heavy traffic as I rode the last 68 miles to my sister's place in Edmonds, WA. I MADE IT!!!!