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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Great Allegheny Passage 2011 Ride Recap 08122011 - 08152011

Some highlights

Brett, Nathan and I drove to McKeesport, PA. We christened the ride the "Snark N Bark" tour 2011 and then rode the GAP trail south through Boston, West Newton to Connellsville, PA where we stayed at the Melody Motor Lodge. 
48 miles total

We rode 17 miles to Ohiopyle to meet up with rest of the group including Tim, Bill, Ryan, John, Jack, Mitzy, Aliceann, Carla and Bambo.
Trail passed through Confluence, Rockwood, Meyersdale, Frostburg and we finished in Cumberland, MD
Carla - broke her front derailleur
I killed a bird and snake, flattened...
Ryan flatted coming down off the mountain after hitting a coal chunk from scenic railway
Baltimore Street Grille for dinner and drinks, great food and service!
91 miles total

Bambo decided to drive back to Ohiopyle after enduring the ride on Saturday
Carla wrecked on a wet rail crossing and joined Bambo in the car
John unloaded his gear with Bambo and rode solo for most of the way to Ohiopyle
Aliceann needed to get home so she was picked up in Meyersdale
Ryan's shifter for the rear derailleur broke causing it to ghost shift

Tim lost a bottle from his bike and I crushed it flat as we entered the Salisbury Viaduct.
We bid farewell to the group in Ohiopyle and continued riding north.
Before we got to Connellsville we experienced a 30 minute torrential downpour which caused 3 inches of water on the trail and lots of water in bags and shoes.
VDO cyclometer succumbed to being waterlogged twice during the weekend 
iPhone's don't like water either
91 miles total

Melody Motor Lodge in Connellsville, PA to McKeesport, PA.
We ran into a little rain coming into McKeesport.
Uneventful day
48 miles total


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