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TRAIL HISTORY
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Kevin Basso
Kevin Basso
Eagle Scout
Boy Scouts of America

COOTERS PLACE

TENNESSEE

MISSISSIPPI

ARKANSAS

OKLAHOMA

NEW MEXICO

COLORADO

UTAH

NEVADA

CALIFORNIA

OREGON

TRIP COMPLETED JULY 10th, 2002 - To the left you will find all the states the trail goes through.

 

 

(above) START - Columbia, TN -> END - Port Orford, OR beach

Well, I finished the journey on July 10th, 2002 in Port Orford, Oregon. I got there just as the sun was setting. The trip had taken me approximately one month. One broken speedometer, one flat tire, five breaks in the rear sub-frame, ten sore fingers, and one butt that gave up in vain being sore as it wouldn't do any good. I had taken the bike through more abuse than I should have, but in the end I was glad to finally see the ocean. I was smiling from ear to ear, I know now what Lewis & Clark must have felt when they found the end of their route to the sea.
After I spent a few days in Port Orford and sort of became the talk of the town for a few days, I ended up riding down to San Francisco to visit some old roommates and co-workers. Then headed back east for 2,500 miles on highway 80 to Wisconsin. I had rode from my driveway to the trail and back again, what an adventure, what a feeling.

I want to thank God for carrying my to the finish, many a prayer were answered along the trail.


I am featured in the December 2002 magazine, REV.

Enjoy,

Kevin Basso
"Dare to Dream"