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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!
This is day 4 of a ride from Pittsburgh to DC and it was a wild one. After riding 0.6 miles through an unlit tunnel without a light we had to rescue a guy with his leg stuck in a wooden bridge (don’t believe me? – see the video) and ride in a down pour.
I hope you enjoy it and be self propelled!
This is the second day of the ride from Connellsville, PA to Rockwood, PA passing through the white water rafting town of Ohiopyle where we stopped and toured the Fallingwater House built by Frank Llyod Wright (included in video). Outside of Connellsville was a wooden bridge that made you feel just like you were riding a roller coaster on a bicycle. The weather was excellent and we didn’t know what was in store for us the next day when we’d be riding in the rain, crossing the Eastern Conntinetial Divide and riding through the mile long Big Savage tunnel. The maintenance, grading and signage on the Great Allengheny passage are excellent. In the videos we are traveling around 15mph so what you see is what we saw. The video has not been speeded up. We spent the night at the Hostel on Main in Rockwood, PA. It was clean, the owners were friendly, it had everything we needed and at $22 per night was hard to beat. Hostel on Main. Enjoy and be slef propelled!
If you missed the day one video see it here: Be Self Propelled Videos