Set a Cycling Challenge That’s Difficult and Use It as Motivation

I sit here writing this on the first of December thinking; “I need a cycling challenge to prepare for. I don’t want to gain weight over the winter, I don’t want my conditioning to decline, I want to start the spring riding season in great shape. Oh sure, I could sit here and tell you that all you have to do is to commit to exercising on rollers or on an exercise bike or get out there and take spin classes or just go to a gym. I can tell you to watch your diet and don’t eat or drink too much over the holidays as if it were that easy. We know what to do, it’s just so hard to get our butts in gear and do it! Continue reading “Set a Cycling Challenge That’s Difficult and Use It as Motivation”

Video – C&O Canal Trail – Harpers Ferry, WV to the Washington Monument

This is the sixth and final video covering our bike ride from Pittsburgh to Washington DC on the Great Allegheny Passage and C&O Canal Trails. The Great Allegheny Passage is called a Rail Trail as it was an old railroad line converted to a multiuse trail. The video starts with us crossing a railroad bridge as we leave Harpers Ferry. Continue reading “Video – C&O Canal Trail – Harpers Ferry, WV to the Washington Monument”

Video – Great Allegheny Passage – Rockwood, PA to Cumberland, MD

This video shows the third day of our ride on the Great Allegheny Passage trail from Rockwood, PA to Cumberland, MD. This was my favorite section of our ride from Pittsburgh to DC as well as my favorite video of the six. We experimented with camera mountings and angles, there are alot more cuts in the video and the scenery is the best. If you’re only doing a one day ride I would highly recommend this section. It includes some awesome bridges, multiple tunnels including the mile long Big Savage tunnel which was cold and kinda creepy, the Eastern Continential Divide, the Mason Dixon Line and mile zero of the Great Allegheny Passage in Cumberland, MD where it connects to the C&O Canal Trail.

I hope you enjoy watching it as much as we enjoyed riding it and be self propelled!

Johnny P

Video – C&O Canal Trail – Hancock, MD to Harpers Ferry, WV

This is the fifth day of our bike ride from Pittsburgh to DC connecting the Great Allegheny Passage to the C&O Trail. On this day we rode 72 miles from Hancock, MD to Harpers Ferry, WV so it was a long day. At the end you need to carry your bike up a steel staircase to a railroad bridge across the river. It didn’t rain until about an hour after we got to our cabin at the Harpers Ferry KOA. Our day started on the Western Maryland Trail which was paved for about 10 miles. By about mile 16 we were covered in mud from rains the night before.

 

Enjoy and be self propelled!

Johnny P