Dave and Gerry's Trans-Am Charity Cycle

Dave, Gerry, Trans-American, Charity, Cycle, DDS4OP

Day 63 Council to Halfway 80 miles


We left Council very early at 7 in an attempt to beat the heat.We soon made the 22 miles to Cambridge despite 10 miles of road works,we had breakfast in Cambridge and then followed route 71 which took us up over PIne creek at 4,131 ft and then into another one of those instant change of scenery as we reached Brownlee Dam and the aptly named Hells Canyon,its deeper than the Grand Canyon and equally stunning,a total beautiful wilderness,just grey mountains with nothing growing and the Snake river providing the arterial water feature.We crossed the Snake river into Oregon ,our final state and again the scene changed ,we cycled through a corridor of green trees, some with fruit hanging from them,from there we accended away from the river and up to Oxbow.By now the temperature was over 100 but we decided to push on the extra 17 miles to a town called Halfway where we are tonight.You may remember that i had my bike weighed back in Missoula so we have decided to give a special prize for the person who guesses the nearest,all you have to do is go to our web site www.dds4op.com hit the contact button,fill in your details and your guess in the comments section, either Kgs or Pounds will be ok.The prize will be something very special that Gerry and myself have had with us for all of our adventure so please go and take part and thank you all once again for all your support and comments.


8 thoughts on “Day 63 Council to Halfway 80 miles

  1. Dave’s bike is approx 30Kg… Well done lads – go n’éirí an bóthar leat

  2. Wonderful achievement to reach the last State……..you guys are so fit……80 miles in that heat..wow

    News from home now……late night session in Dail Eireann………some kissing and hugging TD’s caught on camera……..late night session again planned tonight……….their barred from repeating…….Drogheda very warm……Ann and I well advanced re The Van………..just wondering re the bike weight for airline purposes ……perhaps you’d let me know and I’ll inform the airline

  3. Amazing job! Congrats. You should be able to coast downhill the rest of the way. 🙂 Even though Balboa preceded you in crossing from the Atlantic to the Pacific, he took the lazy man’s route…covering only Panama. What’s next for you? Is there a trans-Siberian trail you might be considering?

  4. Had a lump in my throat this morning when I saw the pictures of you reaching Oregan, Very proud of you both. Enjoy the last leg of your journey and treasure every moment.

  5. Wow, congratulations lads you really on the last leg of your adventure, soak up that sense of achievement and enjoy Oregon.

  6. Can’t believe your in your last state, as they say you are LEGENDS!!!! enjoy the last days of this amazing journey x

  7. A hearty congratulations to you both – Last State well done!

  8. Great progress.I have entered the contest .Who is the adjudicator?
    With your progress it looks like you will be home before the end of July.Have you set a target for your return? Best of luck

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