I've been away for awhile, and hope everyone is well. I bought a Birdy Monocoque and a Swift last summer in anticipation of taking them to Europe, but the trip fell through. We (my GF and I) rode them for awhile on a paved bike path, but we tend to put a lot of miles on our tandem. We are considering a week long trip in the Fall to the Great Allegheny Passage, a bike trail from MD to PA. I've read it is mostly fine crushed limestone, we are used to concrete and/or asphalt. That said:
Both bikes have Marathon Racers, 20 x 1.5 and 18 x 1.5...is this sufficently wide enough for that type of surface?
What kind of rack fits a Swift? Is a seatpost rack (ala Topeak) an option?
I know I can get a Birdy Expedition II...any others to consider?
This will be credit card touring, so I am thinking (hoping) we won't be too weighted down, as the Birdy is a 9 speed and the Swift is a Nexus 8.
Would also like to talk to anyone who has done this particular trail via email or PM. I have folder fever again!