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The link to my journal has been corrected, if anybody cares to read about my upcoming ride.  Comments, suggestions, or advice are welcome.

Routes / Re: Best source of information on Pacific coast route?
« on: March 17, 2011, 06:08:22 pm »
I have driven the Pacific Coast route many times, and plan to ride the Oregon section this September. I think the combination of the ACA maps and the free Oregon maps will do you well for that portion.  You can order the free map online at:

Good luck, and have fun.

Bicycle Route 66 / Re: Welcome to Bicycle Route 66!
« on: March 17, 2011, 03:22:37 pm »
You may be aware already, but if not, FYI:  There is in print a fine mapset giving a good overview of the Route 66.  It is a 8 map set, one for each state, called  "Here It Is, Route 66, The Map Series", by Jerry McClanahan and Jim Ross.  It is available on Amazon, and may help your research.

Thanks for pointing that out.  Let's try this link:  


Wow, I thought this project was unique enough to capture some attention.  Maybe if I did it standing on my head.....

Although I own and ride both a Rans Stratus LE LWB recumbent and a Rans Dynamik crankforward bike, I am going to use one of my other rides this year for a different kind of tour down the Oregon coast.

As part of my fundraising efforts for a breast cancer charity walk in San Diego, I am going to do something a bit unique this year. I have searched the web, and cannot find any mention of anyone doing this before, so I may or may not be the first to do it, but will certainly be one of very few.

In September, I am going to ride/push my two wheeled, adult sized, non-motorized scooter from Astoria, Oregon to Brookings, Oregon, a distance of 360 miles, down the Oregon Coast on US 101. See photo.

I will be pulling a small trailer containing my gear, as this trip is expected to take 18 days, and I will be camping at campgrounds along the way. The trailer will also carry signs promoting the 3Day, so if an old guy riding a scooter doesn't get attention, the signs will. My goals are to attract attention, talk to people, solicit donations, and get the word out. Plus, it will be fun.

I have started an online journal to document this trek, and would appreciate it if you could take a look. I am trying to obtain some "corporate" sponsorship, and if the page views of the journal are high, it will be easier to get some help, so please, spread the word.

I would also appreciate any help, support, comments, advice, suggestions, or even ridicule, if you are so inclined. Talk to me.

The journal, and photos of my ride is at:

You can e-mail me direct at: arickrick at yahoo dot com

General Discussion / Re: Bicycling coast to coast off road....
« on: March 06, 2011, 08:06:06 pm »
Being a trail fan, you probably are aware of Rails to Trails Conservancy.  I would think that with some good maps, you could piece together a trail across the US using dirt roads, , but it would take a lot of investigation, but the Internet is a wonderful thing.  If you do put one together, I would be interested in checking it out too.  If you wanted to go Border to Border, there is The Great Divide Mountain bike Trail.

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