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Group Ride Indication of Interest: Great Allegheny Passage
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I am looking to do a six-day ride from Pittsburgh to DC on the Great Allegheny Passage/C&O Canal Towpath. Ride is ~333 miles point to point. Trail is packed gravel mostly, some slightly more…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tooscrapps 9 hours ago.

WTB: Front and rear racks for panniers and other items
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I am looking to do my first multi-day ride and need some panniers. I suppose first I need to get front and rear racks. So...if you have a setup and would like to sell/trade them, I would appreciate…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Elwood Gruschow Apr 21, 2019.

Multi-Day Trail Ride...suggestions needed please
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I am thinking of putting together a week on the bike this late spring. The idea is to take as many rails to trails style paths as possible. Area is Central Wisconsin.So far I have read about The 400,…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by SixtyTwoPercent Feb 6, 2019.

Current Conditions on the LFP?
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Am planning on riding to the loop via the LFP tomorrow and seem to recall that the big bend is usually closed when there is snow or ice.Does anybody know if the trail is currently passable?Thanks in…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by MagMileMarauder Jan 11, 2019.

 

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Tooscrapps replied to SixtyTwoPercent's discussion Group Ride Indication of Interest: Great Allegheny Passage
"The C&O is an absolute arm and butt buster. But it was worth it to ride through Antietam! "
9 hours ago
Elwood Gruschow replied to SixtyTwoPercent's discussion Group Ride Indication of Interest: Great Allegheny Passage
"Thanks for the information John.  Between your verification and an online description at  https://wayofthewolff.blogspot.com/?m=1 I am inclined to skip the Cumberland to DC section. I might do the GAP ride as soon as most schools start,…"
yesterday
John Durham replied to SixtyTwoPercent's discussion Group Ride Indication of Interest: Great Allegheny Passage
"The GAP is quite easy to ride when it's wet.  I did it in September of 2018 and on our 2nd day the remnants of a hurricane off the east coast blew in and it rained. All day long. At points there was an inch or more of standing water…"
Monday
Elwood Gruschow replied to SixtyTwoPercent's discussion Group Ride Indication of Interest: Great Allegheny Passage
"Please keep me posted on a GAP group.  I am mainly interested in a Pittsburgh - Cumberland trip.  About a year ago I read Amtrak would allow roll-on/roll-off at both stations.  When I rode the KATY trail about 5 years ago I kept all…"
Monday
SixtyTwoPercent replied to SixtyTwoPercent's discussion Group Ride Indication of Interest: Great Allegheny Passage
"Bob - I read this blog a year or so ago and the one you did for the ride down to Mississippi. Thanks for posting them. I am going to start my planning in earnest, soon. I need to upgrade my bike (it doesn't allow for bigger tires) so I will…"
Monday
Bob Kastigar replied to SixtyTwoPercent's discussion Group Ride Indication of Interest: Great Allegheny Passage
"It's a good ride - and I'd encourage anyone to go for it.  It's been a number of years, but I've "been there and done that." http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/PittsWash"
Monday
SixtyTwoPercent replied to SixtyTwoPercent's discussion Group Ride Indication of Interest: Great Allegheny Passage
"If you put a ride like that together keep me posted. Might be nice to do an end to end ride with a group of folks.  BTW, I picked the GAP because it was completely automobile-free riding as I understand it. "
Sunday
clp replied to SixtyTwoPercent's discussion Group Ride Indication of Interest: Great Allegheny Passage
"Thanks for the invite 62%.  Not sure I could take so much gravel trail riding...too boring.   Do you have any options to divert to county roads?  Let's face it: that routing was designed for TRAINS.  With steam…"
Saturday
SixtyTwoPercent posted a discussion

Group Ride Indication of Interest: Great Allegheny Passage

I am looking to do a six-day ride from Pittsburgh to DC on the Great Allegheny Passage/C&O Canal Towpath. Ride is ~333 miles point to point. Trail is packed gravel mostly, some slightly more rugged/bumpy paths further in. I am looking to see if there are any hardy folks that want to put a contingent together and do this thing in six days or less. Kick it around if you are interested and post your reply below. We can figure out how to get in touch and discuss later. For now, I just want to…See More
Saturday
SixtyTwoPercent replied to Yasmeen's discussion Biking Goals for 2020
"No real questions right now other than...who wants to ride with me? My buddy is bailing out and going solo while doable, won't be as fun (or safe) without some fellow cyclists. So...who wants to ride the passage for five days? "
Feb 8
SixtyTwoPercent replied to Yasmeen's discussion Biking Goals for 2020
"Goal 1) I would like to ride the Great Allegheny Passage from Pittsburgh to DC. I am already starting my planning. Now, just need to tune my bike and book my Amtrak.  Goal 2) Ride the Divvy more for my commutes. More = segments. I like to…"
Jan 23
SixtyTwoPercent replied to Yasmeen's discussion Chicago Cyclist Dies After Hit and Run
"Stunning. Turn in your humanity card and please, please just go live in Alaska or something. I really hope you don't honestly think this way and that you are just trolling.  Stunning."
Oct 31, 2019
SixtyTwoPercent replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"Sorry...doubling down...I guess this is your site and you can say what you want. I don’t have to accept it though. Not trolling- just saying I don’t appreciate your perspective. We can agree to disagree. I’d ask you this...replace…"
Oct 10, 2019
SixtyTwoPercent replied to Yasmeen's discussion What's this doing in the bike lane?
"“White men”? Was this an intentional statement? Ouch. If it was intentional, may I ask you to reign in the hate speech?  Separately, I was just in DC and I remarked to my host how I thought they had the bike lane situation…"
Oct 10, 2019
SixtyTwoPercent left a comment for Noah Kleinschmidt
"Noah, I sent a friend request. I am interested in doing a long ride myself. Let me know if you want to chat and see if our schedules would line up? Thanks, Morgan PS - I have never done a long ride. I have been riding on/off all my life - commuting,…"
May 12, 2019
SixtyTwoPercent replied to Noah Kleinschmidt's discussion Hoping to bike from Chi or Milwaukee to Mpls, wanna join?
"I'd be interested in a trip like this. I have been planning a blast down the Allegheny Passage as a complete, off-road/trail ride since I was planning for a solo ride. But if others are considering something like this, i'd be up for…"
May 12, 2019

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