Bikepacking the GAP – part 2

I promised to continue the account of my trip, so here it is. If you missed the first part, you can read it here.

The view on a recumbent - much better than looking at the ground on a Diamond Frame bike.

The view on a recumbent – much better than looking at the ground on a Diamond Frame bike.

So, on the first day, we got as far as River Bend Campground. In the morning, we all packed up and got ready to head out for the rest of the way. The weather was sunny and it looked like it would be a warm day.

Day 2

Second day. River Bend is near the bottom of this map

We start out near the bottom of this map and go nearly to the top. Our destination is Dravo Cemetary Campground. It’s convenient that these map segments seem to fit our day’s travel! Continue Reading…

Bikepacking the GAP

As promised, I will write about the trip to the Great Allegheny Passage I took back in May. And a great way to start off the story is this video. Several people had video cameras and Robert “Bean” Blanda took them and edited them into a little piece that captures the trip’s feel perfectly.

The trip began on Wednesday, where we all met in Ohiopyle PA and camped in the Kentuck Campground, just out of town. Ohiopyle is a tiny little town best-known for it’s whitewater rafting and kayaking on the Youghiogheny River that passes by. But it also benefits from the proximity of the Great Allegheny Passage, which is a hiking and biking trail that runs along an old railbed that paralells the river. It runs from Pittsburgh to Cumberland MD, where it connects with the C&O Trail. Continue Reading…

It’s that time of year again – support my ride

fatguy2Just in case you don’t realize it, this is a spoof of those emails you get from someone asking you to donate money because they are participating in some charity bike ride, walk or footrace.

Dear Friend,

I am riding in this year’s Tour de Al to help Stop Diabetes, Heart disease, Kidney disease, Hypertension, Obesity and Cancer. I have joined thousands of riders all across the country in this effort to improve our health through cycling.

By making a donation to me, you will be helping me change my life and improve my health, both physically and mentally. Continue Reading…

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