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Day One: Kickoff At Duke Morris Cancer Clinic (60 miles)

Day Two: Riding To Statesville (50 miles)

Day Three: Statesville To Morganton
(50 miles)

Day Four: Blue Ridge Parkway Day 1
(20 miles)

Day Five: Blue Ridge Parkway Day 2 (20 miles)

Day Six: Climbing Blue Ridge Mountains in Cherokee, NC (30 miles)

Day Seven: Rest Day

Day EIght: Cherokee over Great Smoky Mountains to Pigeon Forge, TN (30 miles)

Day Nine: Pigeon Forge to Sweetwater, TN (40 miles)

Day Ten: Sweetwater to Chattanooga, TN (46 miles)

Day Eleven: Duke's Comprehensive Cancer Center (Rest Day)

Day Twelve: Broken Bikes, Flat Tires and Georgia
(10 miles)

Day Thirteen: Dechard To Pullanski (51 miles)

Day Fourteen: Soggy Day In Tennessee (42 miles)

Day Fifteen: Shiloh (Rest)

Day Sixteen: Memphis (Rest & Ribs)

Day Seventeen: Changing Martin's Ride (18 mile spin ride to Mississippi)

Day Eighteen: Mighty Mississippi (27 miles around Millington, TN)

Day Nineteen: Arkansas Crops and Cows (58 miles from West Memphis to West Helena, Arkansas)

Day Twenty: Arkansas Day 2 (45 miles West Helena to Brinkley, Arkansas)

Day Twenty-One: On To Little Rock Arkansas (50 miles from Brinkley to Little Rock Arkansas)

Day Twenty-Two: New Cancer Fighting Technologies (rest day)

Day Twenty-Three: Sound of One Hand Clapping (Drive Day)a

Day Twenty-Four: The Only Hills In Kansas (45 miles Wichita to Scott City, Kansas)

Day Twenty-Five: On To Colorado (52 miles from Scott City, Kansas to Eads Colorado)

Day Twenty-Six: Bishops Castle Colorado (14 miles and bonk for Martin, 45 for Brian and Caroline)

Day Twenty-Seven: Caroline, Martin and Royal Gouge (41 miles from Bishops Castle past Westcliff, Colorado)

Day Twenty-Eight: Rolling Hills to Salida
(33 miles from Westcliffe to Salida, Colorado)

Day Twenty-Nine: Rest Day (Brian's notes on new CML Leukemia treatments at Duke)

Day Thirty: Monarch Pass (50 miles climbing to 11,300 feet)

Day Thirty-One: Gunnison to Montrose (43 miles then to Black Canyon National Park)

Day Thirty-Two: Montrose to Ouray (33 miles to the "Switzerland" of America Ouray CO)

Day Thirty-Three - Rest Day - Cancer and Sleep

Day Thirty-Four: Martin Hardest Longest Day from Ouray over Lizard Head (71 miles)

Day Thirty-Five: Rain, Utah, MOAB, Delicate Arch (33 miles and 2 simultaneous flat tires)

Day Thirty-Six: Welcome to The Big Empty, Utah
(45 miles)

Day Thirty-Seven: Riding Capital Reef National Park
(43 miles)

Day Thirty-Eight: Hiking The Grand Staircase

Day Thirty-Nine: Nanoparticle Caner Resarch at Duke ( Lake Powel to see Martin's Father for lunch)

Day Forty: Searching for Bryce Canyon's HooDoos

Day Forty-One: First Views of Zion National Park

Day Forty-Two: Hiking Zion National Park (30 miles inside Zion)

Day Forty-Three: Shakespeare in Southern Utah (45 miles to Cedar City)

Day Forty-Four: Nevada and Lehman's Cave (60 miles toward Ely Nevada)

Day Forty-Five: Meeting Dave, the King's Gin Partner (45 mile loop out and back to Ely)

Day Forty-Six: Califoria and Climbing Monitor Pass (Martin rode Monitor Pass 55 miles)

Day Forty-Seven: Lake Topac to Bridgeport & California's Ghost Town (41 miles from Lake Topaz)

Day Forty-Eight: Yosemite
(Martin rode 20 miles inside the park)

Day Forty-Nine: El Capitan and Oakhurst
(Martin's ride was shut down by road work after 10 miles)

Day Fifty: Climbing to Audberry (Rode 35 miles up hill and dale)

Day Fifty-One: Audberry to Pinehurst "Lodge" (Martin rode 45 miles)


Posted: July 05, 2010 by Martin Smith | with 2 comments |
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Lisa commented on 8/9/2010 7:00:30 PM

Safe travels, you guys !! What an adventure......

Susan Russo commented on 7/11/2010 9:01:23 PM

Your adventure is making my summer so much more interesting! I am so enjoying following your journaling and location and all the interesting spots you. Couple of more days and you'll be in N. Memphis. Would you have ever thought to be in some of these towns?