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    Neils On Wheels Ride the GAP - tour schedule

    Since I've been asked what our tour schedule is, I thought I'd post it for comment, and so any BF members who wanted to ride with us could see where we were. From McKeesport PA to Washington, DC, most of the riding will be on the GAP trail and the C & O Canal towpath.

    May 31 - A couple of BF members are riding with us from a suburb of Pittsburgh into the city, then from the city to Boston, PA, where Neil and I are spending the night in a B + B.
    June 1 - Boston to Connellsville - 39 miles. Camping near town.
    June 2 - Ride to Ohioplye, visit to Fallingwater and Kentuck Knob, ride to Confluence - 28 miles (we are getting driven to the FLW homes I've mentioned by a BF poster from the touring forum.) Camping near the lake in Confluence.
    June 3 - Confluence to Frostburg, MD, 47 miles. Staying at Frostburg University, in the dorm.
    June 4 - Frostburg to Paw-Paw, WV, 28 miles. Stopping for lunch in Cumberland, MD, where we hope to meet a BF poster. Camping at one of the hiker/biker spots on the towpath.
    June 5 - 57 miles to Williamsport, MD, riding with a BF poster who is hosting us. Some of this will be on the paved WMRT instead of the dirt towpath.
    June 6 - Williamsport to Harper's Ferry, WV, 39 miles. Staying at the hostel, or camping. Part of the ride will be through the Antietam battlefield instead of the towpath.
    June 7 - Harper's Ferry to DC, 60 miles.

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    You had better have one heck of a ride report complete with many, many pictures.

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    Hey, we should ride to the Capitol. It only adds 3 miles to the last day, and it makes the last day a metric century. (If we're tired, we can do it as a recovery ride on Sunday.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by bautieri View Post
    You had better have one heck of a ride report complete with many, many pictures.
    Threat received.
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    Quote Originally Posted by neilfein View Post
    Hey, we should ride to the Capitol. It only adds 3 miles to the last day, and it makes the last day a metric century. (If we're tired, we can do it as a recovery ride on Sunday.)
    I'd expected we would. Or at least that you'd suggest it. I'll bring cable locks so you can chain yourself to the White House fence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by neilfein View Post
    Threat received.
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    [QUOTE=The Historian;6644521]

    June 3 - Confluence to Frostburg, MD, 47 miles. Staying at Frostburg University, in the dorm.
    June 4 - Frostburg to Paw-Paw, WV, 28 miles. Stopping for lunch in Cumberland, MD, where we hope to meet a BF poster. Camping at one of the hiker/biker spots on the towpath. [QUOTE]

    I put that lunch on my calender for the 4th. hit me with an IM and we'll work out the details.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Historian View Post
    Since I've been asked what our tour schedule is, I thought I'd post it for comment, and so any BF members who wanted to ride with us could see where we were. From McKeesport PA to Washington, DC, most of the riding will be on the GAP trail and the C & O Canal towpath.

    May 31 - A couple of BF members are riding with us from a suburb of Pittsburgh into the city, then from the city to Boston, PA, where Neil and I are spending the night in a B + B.
    June 1 - Boston to Connellsville - 39 miles. Camping near town.
    June 2 - Ride to Ohioplye, visit to Fallingwater and Kentuck Knob, ride to Confluence - 28 miles (we are getting driven to the FLW homes I've mentioned by a BF poster from the touring forum.) Camping near the lake in Confluence.
    June 3 - Confluence to Frostburg, MD, 47 miles. Staying at Frostburg University, in the dorm.
    June 4 - Frostburg to Paw-Paw, WV, 28 miles. Stopping for lunch in Cumberland, MD, where we hope to meet a BF poster. Camping at one of the hiker/biker spots on the towpath.
    June 5 - 57 miles to Williamsport, MD, riding with a BF poster who is hosting us. Some of this will be on the paved WMRT instead of the dirt towpath.
    June 6 - Williamsport to Harper's Ferry, WV, 39 miles. Staying at the hostel, or camping. Part of the ride will be through the Antietam battlefield instead of the towpath.
    June 7 - Harper's Ferry to DC, 60 miles.
    Once correction - Frostburg to Paw Paw is 44 miles, not 28.

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    I think I mentioned this before, but I'm on a tour from May 24th-June 6th. Our paths MAY cross something during that first week of June. We'll have to exchange info to see if it will and we might be able to have lunch or a ride together at some point.
    By that time the Neils might be ready to kill each other and I might be ready to kill my dad, so maybe the change in social scenery will be beneficial

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    Quote Originally Posted by -holiday76 View Post
    I think I mentioned this before, but I'm on a tour from May 24th-June 6th. Our paths MAY cross something during that first week of June. We'll have to exchange info to see if it will and we might be able to have lunch or a ride together at some point.
    By that time the Neils might be ready to kill each other and I might be ready to kill my dad, so maybe the change in social scenery will be beneficial
    If you are riding back to P'ville, I don't see it happening. We'll still be in PA by the time you ride the towpath.

    As for killing each other, we'll probably be too tired to do that. That's for the ride home. It's never a good time when we are in a car together....

    (Neil F. starts coughing in the back seat)

    Neil's wife (driving): Are you OK?

    Neil F: Yes, I'm fine.

    Neil 's wife: Good. If you're talking, your breathing.

    Neil B. : If he's breathing, he's talking. OUCH! Why did you hit me?

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Historian View Post
    If you are riding back to P'ville, I don't see it happening. We'll still be in PA by the time you ride the towpath.

    As for killing each other, we'll probably be too tired to do that. That's for the ride home. It's never a good time when we are in a car together....

    (Neil F. starts coughing in the back seat)

    Neil's wife (driving): Are you OK?

    Neil F: Yes, I'm fine.

    Neil 's wife: Good. If you're talking, your breathing.

    Neil B. : If he's breathing, he's talking. OUCH! Why did you hit me?
    it's still possible. Our route is nowhere near planned out and wont be until we're on the road. We may not be able to meet up, but I just thought I'd throw it out there since we'll be on the road at the same time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by -holiday76 View Post
    it's still possible. Our route is nowhere near planned out and wont be until we're on the road. We may not be able to meet up, but I just thought I'd throw it out there since we'll be on the road at the same time.
    Sure, if it happens, it'll be a lot of fun. You riding bent on this tour?

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    Sounds like a good time. I will be looking forward to the report.

    Nate

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