Day Twenty One: Harpers Ferry to Washington, D.C.: End of the C&O canal, and the best day

So Dan may have glossed over the fact that our hotel in Harpers Ferry was outside of town on the highway...and getting there was a several mile uphill ride with water cascading down a culvert on a slanted shoulder with trucks going 75 mph just inches away. But anyway. We got up early and set … Continue reading Day Twenty One: Harpers Ferry to Washington, D.C.: End of the C&O canal, and the best day

Day Nineteen: Cumberland to Lockhouse 49 on the C&O Canal towpath: Muddy day ending in beauty

Leaving Cumberland The last 25 miles into Cumberland were so glorious, I think I wanted to stay there longer. But the truth is, we have little time after we arrive somewhere, and unpack, take showers, figure out dinner, wash clothes every few days, and, hopefully, work on the account of the day. We have been … Continue reading Day Nineteen: Cumberland to Lockhouse 49 on the C&O Canal towpath: Muddy day ending in beauty

Day Seventeen: Pittsburgh, PA to Ohiopyle, PA: Onto to the GAP and the YOCK- A – GAINY

We got a good start today from our nice little Air BnB in the Deutschtown neighborhood in Pittsburgh, riding down rain wet streets and across the Andy Warhol Bridge and through downtown to the Great Allegheny Passage trail, which runs about 150 miles to Cumberland, MD. We left Pittsburgh along the Monongahela River but then … Continue reading Day Seventeen: Pittsburgh, PA to Ohiopyle, PA: Onto to the GAP and the YOCK- A – GAINY

Day Fifteen and Sixteen: Wheeling, WV to Pittsburgh, PA and a day off: Great friends, Warhol and a museum of bikes

We’d already planned to meet my long time friend from college, Larry, and his wife Holly, while we were in Pittsburgh - they used to live here and drove down to visit while we came through. After the last few days, I was worrying a little about another day of riding into a huge city … Continue reading Day Fifteen and Sixteen: Wheeling, WV to Pittsburgh, PA and a day off: Great friends, Warhol and a museum of bikes

Day Fourteen: Zanesville OH to Wheeling WV: So many hills, so much sun, so little time

Lisa: One of our “plan Bs” while biking is to rent a Uhaul truck when we need to leapfrog ahead to the next location. Uhauls come in various sizes that accommodate bikes, they are designed for one-way trips, and you can find Uhaul dealers and franchises in every city and many small towns. Last night … Continue reading Day Fourteen: Zanesville OH to Wheeling WV: So many hills, so much sun, so little time