Pittsburgh to DC Trip Competed - Rattlesnake!!
Just finished up my trip from Pittsburgh to DC on the Allegheny and C&O Canal Trails. Great time. On the second day I was riding with a guy named Allen from Pittsburgh. Day two was a long slow climb up to the Savage Mountain Tunnel. As we rode, I saw a large stick on the trail so I kind of squeezed over to miss the stick. Hard on spokes you know. Anyway, as I rode past the end of the stick, I saw the end of it move by my shoe and glanced down......RATTLESNAKE! Anyway, I couldn't get my shoe out of the pedal and just went right over the top of his very unhappy head. Didn't run over him, my pedal just went over the top of him. Allen was cracking up because he'd never seen anyone try to climb out of their back as bad as I wanted too.
Anyway, Tom, you asked about riding up the trail from Frostburg to the tunnel and what it looked like. Here you go:
Great ride. I am posting it day by day at CGOAB in a day or so.