Cycling the C&O and GAP Trails (Reloaded): Day 6 Cedar Creek to Pittsburgh

Today’s Distance: 41 miles Total Distance: 347.2 miles Day 6 – The big finish I made it. I rode my bike all the way from Washington DC to Pittsburgh PA. That’s a pretty nice feeling. The ride itself was pretty easy – only 41 miles so I took my time breaking camp and getting on […]

Cycling the C&O and GAP Trails (Reloaded): Day 5 Rockwood to Cedar Creek

Todays Distance: 69.6 miles Total Distance: 306.2 miles Day 5 – CODE NAME: Animal Today was really a great day. I can’t really explain how nice the GAP is after riding on the C&O. Silky, smooth as butter… so nice. I even aired my tires up to road levels at lunch time and boy did […]

Cycling the C&O and GAP Trails (Reloaded): Day 4 Cumberland to Rockwood

Todays Distance: 45.7 miles Total Distance 238.6 miles Day 4 – Fuck hills. I knew today was going to be a lot of climbing but seriously, fuck hills. The first part of the day turned out to be about 22 miles of steady climbing. I think I was averaging between 6-8 mph during that section. […]

Cycling the C&O and GAP Trails (Reloaded): Day 3 Hancock to Cumberland

Todays Distance: 65.2 miles Total Distance 192.9 miles Day 3 – I dominated myself. Well, I’ve now gone further than I did last year. It feels pretty good to just go over that mental hump. According to Strava, I’m way faster than last year too. Today was mostly uneventful. Saw some deer, squirrels, rabbits, turkeys, […]

Cycling the C&O and GAP Trails (Reloaded): Day 1 DC – Brunswick Family Campground

Today’s Distance – 55.7 miles Total Distance 55.7 miles Day 1 – No butt stuff. That is, I forgot to pack my chamois cream. For those who are uninitiated in the ways of cyclists who ride their bicycles for long periods of time at once, the cream helps to prevent saddle sores and abrasions in […]