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Hoosier Pass May 1976

I guess you could say it was downhill all the way to Virginia Beach from this point. This was the highest elevation for our Bikecentennial76 Oregon to Virginia trip (group TAWK518, which translates as (T)rans Am (W)est to East (K)amping departure (5/18)).

Our already diminished group of 9 (the normal group size was about 12, and a couple of sisters switched from our group to Lloyd Sumner's group at the trailhead), was further decreased to 7 when a young married couple pulled out, appalled by the hardship of tackling the climbs in wintery conditions.

That's Ron McClure's Raleigh International in front and Doug Siple's 1966 Schwinn Paramount on the left.

Photo: Ron McClure

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Taken on August 12, 2011