This is a newspaper article and photo of our bike trip that appeared in the Moundsville Daily Echo, in Moundsville, West Virginia, on October 7, 1976.
We were referred to the owner of the Moundsville Daily Echo as he was a bike rider; and he let us sleep in the newspaper building between the presses – this is another view of the article and photo of our trip.
The newspaper photo shows Bruce (left) and I (right) discussing our trip with Keith McMahon (center), who was the Glendale Planning Chairman at the time.
This is the photo description that accompanied our article in the Moundsville Daily Echo.
I cropped this Moundsville Daily Echo photo to show Bruce and his bike.
This cropped photo shows Keith McMahon (left) and I discussing our trip.
Here’s Bruce standing with his bike in this cropped photo – we had only been on the road 16 days when this picture was taken.
I’m shown beside my bike in this cropped photo; at this point of the trip we were about to be tested by the Appalachian Mountains for the first time.
This is the right half of the Moundsville Daily Echo’s front page, where the newspaper banner shows the date – October 7, 1976.
This is a close up of the right side of the newspaper banner with the date of our article – October 7, 1976.
Here’s a picture of Seneca Rocks, West Virginia, from October 15, 1976; where we climbed the rock face and camped that night with a bunch of fellow rock climbers. (Color photocopy)
This picture shows Bruce (right) and I (center) catching a ride on a flat bed truck from Lake Charles, LA, to Houston, TX, in the rain.