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Michigan Cycling Maps

These maps are one of my most valued material possessions. I am working on scanning in all of these cycling routes for the upper and lower peninsula, so everyone can see/use them. I’m interested in seeing how useful they are after 30 years. These maps were sold by the Department of Natural Resources in 1979.

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FURTHER THAN CHICAGO: day 52, 53, the end!

Eugene, OR > Rickreall, OR 72 miles Rickreall, OR > Portland, OR 58 miles Left Eugene during the USA Track and Field Qualifiers. So busy. Beautiful weather. A homeless man told me I “looked like a captain of a ship” because I was wearing a cycling cap. (?) Rode to a tiny town outside of [...]

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FURTHER THAN CHICAGO: day 42-51

White Bird, ID to Riggins, ID 34 miles Riggins, ID to Cambridge, ID 83 miles Cambridge, ID to Halfway, OR 57 miles Halfway, OR to Baker City, OR 58 miles Baker City, OR to Prairie City, OR 68 miles Prairie City, OR to Mitchell, OR 85 miles Mitchell, OR to Redmond, OR 72 miles Redmond, [...]

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FURTHER THAN CHICAGO: day 32-34

Dubois, WY to Colter Bay Village (Grand Teton National Park), WY 67 miles Colter Bay Village (Grand Teton National Park), WY to West Yellowstone, MT 96 miles West Yellowstone, MT 0 miles Left Dubois early into building mountains. Saw a moose just outside of town. Made it atop our first pass, and ate all the [...]

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FURTHER THAN CHICAGO: day 28-31

Welcome to Lander, unless you’re a hiker. Rawlins, WY 0 miles Rawlins, WY to Sweetwater Station, WY 87 miles Sweetwater Station, WY to Lander, WY 40 miles Lander, WY to Dubois, WY 76 miles Rest day in Rawlins, Left town, 10 miles out, stared down more building rainclouds. Turned around. Waited out the rain in [...]

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FURTHER THAN CHICAGO: day 22-27

Pueblo, CO to Florence, CO 44 miles Left Pueblo in the rain. After stopping by a bike shop in town for some new brake pads and a couple extra tubes. Flat count, Geoff: 3 Sarah: 0 Got our first taste of the Rockies right outside of Florence. Stayed at the city park. Cheese enchiladas and [...]

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FURTHER THAN CHICAGO: day 17-21

Left Dighton, KS. Windy. 73 miles to Tribune, KS. Stayed at the city park, which had boiling hot showers, but better than nothing. Shared the city park with five conversion vans of high schoolers that are running across kansas, one mile at a time. Up early. Breakfast at the only restaraunt in town, the chatterbox [...]

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FURTHER THAN CHICAGO: day 13,14,15,16

“High Wind Advisory” for the past three days. Trade hills for wind. I want to trade back. Visited Fort Larned National Historic site. Bought a Golden illustrated Field Guide to “North American Indian Art” in the gift shop for 5 dollars. Four days of sunscreen, dirt, and sweat make up my second skin. My sleeping [...]

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FURTHER THAN CHICAGO: day 9,10,11,12

Rest day spent in Pittsburg, KS. 19 more confirmed tornados within 60 miles. Motel was a good idea. Mexican combination plates. Bad TV. Slept in (until 8 am). Rode Pittsburg to Chanute, KS. Flat 60 miles. So sunburned. Slept in the park “campground”. Left before 7 the next morning to attack our first century of [...]

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FURTHER THAN CHICAGO: day 4,5,6

Stuck in Ellington, MO for a day. 14 confirmed tornados in southern Missouri. One of which was in Ellington. F1. Trees down everywhere, through houses. No power anywhere, including our motel room. Spent the day packing up fifteen pounds of stuff to send home. Sent home via a post office with no power, therefore, possibly [...]

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