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    We used Cumberland Trail Connection as a shuttle...

    We used Cumberland Trail Connection as a shuttle on the GAP. They cover the C&O, too. Probably would be pretty expensive for one person, one bike. What about Amtrak? Does Amtrak have bike service...
  2. On the other hand....oh, wait...

    On the other hand....oh, wait...
  3. Thread: Black Is In

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    Black is the new black. < Love my...

    Black is the new black.






    < Love my Cannondale!
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    My kid's bike, despite being a good bit smaller...

    My kid's bike, despite being a good bit smaller than my wife's, only weighs one pound less.

    To Orange Gato -

    I'm in the same boat and am in the process of getting a new vehicle to replace...
  5. I never, ever, set anything on the car when...

    I never, ever, set anything on the car when loading/unloading. I open the car door and put everything on the seat. Routine...it's your friend.
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    https://niagarabybike.wordpress.com/the-port-robin...

    https://niagarabybike.wordpress.com/the-port-robinson-ferry/

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Port-Robinson-Ferry-Boat-Service/497010693713140

    I want to ride the Greater Niagara Circle Route this...
  7. Enjoy the ride! We did the ride with two nights...

    Enjoy the ride! We did the ride with two nights at B&Bs. 50+ miles from Homestead to Connellsville. Second night was about 50 miles to Rockwood. Then the final 40+ to Cumberland, with late lunch...
  8. The GAP is is probably close to 90% paved with...

    The GAP is is probably close to 90% paved with crushed limestone, with some sections in black top (Pittsburgh end for sure, some sporadic sections along the way, and maybe the Cumberland end?). I'd...
  9. I can't bear that again...

    I can't bear that again...
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    On a warm summer night, with the right lights,...

    On a warm summer night, with the right lights, I'll bet this would be a pretty fantastic ride! The stretch after crossing the first railroad bridge past Homestead to just before Duquesne would be...
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    Technically speaking, the Heritage Trails in...

    Technically speaking, the Heritage Trails in Pittsburgh are open dawn to dusk. I haven't looked it up for the other trail councils, but I won't be surprised if they have similar rules of the road. ...
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    This made me recall my GAP trip in July 2011,...

    This made me recall my GAP trip in July 2011, over a Thursday thru Saturday ride. The Wednesday evening weather forecast on all outlets (National Weather, Weather.com, Accuweather, etc.) to a one...
  13. You could try gmap-pedometer.com. Change the...

    You could try gmap-pedometer.com. Change the setting to either runner or bicycle. It will at least draw the curves for you in these settings.
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    I'm intrigued by the minuscule fenders.

    I'm intrigued by the minuscule fenders.
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    Try Aerotech Designs: Mens Long Sleeve Coolmax...

    Try Aerotech Designs:

    Mens Long Sleeve Coolmax Jersey

    This is a Coolmax long sleeve jersey that is described as being ideal as a sunblock. Comes in sizes to XXL.
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    "Which Timmy's? The one coming into town, the...

    "Which Timmy's? The one coming into town, the one in the middle of town, or the one leaving town?"
  17. My lunchtime-ride bike, a 40 year old...

    My lunchtime-ride bike, a 40 year old Brazilian-made 10 speed setting about ten feet away from me as I type this, has the "W/O HP" stamping. It's been so long since I've had the tires off, I can't...
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    Why else would anyone video a funeral service?

    Why else would anyone video a funeral service?
  19. That would mirror my observations here in...

    That would mirror my observations here in Pittsburgh. Another thing that I notice about bus drivers here is that they don't depart the traffic lane to pull over to the curb. They stop in the lane...
  20. I took a look at a photo of a person using a...

    I took a look at a photo of a person using a bus-mounted bike rack (the photo matches what I've seen IRL):

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    and then read this quote from the news article:


    Sgt. Cassandra Lewis says...
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    Mmmmm - marinated chain fresh off the barbie! ...

    Mmmmm - marinated chain fresh off the barbie! Tasty! :thumb::)
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    LOL! About 15 to 20 minutes per bike and the...

    LOL! About 15 to 20 minutes per bike and the peace and quiet I have in the basement while engaging in my voodoo chain maintenance is priceless. If I could find a slower method, I might even try it!
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    I don't use Chain-L, but I use a technique that...

    I don't use Chain-L, but I use a technique that might be helpful in getting it to penetrate thoroughly. After I use a chain scrubber with degreaser followed by a couple of run-throughs with dish...
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    This is what I would do, if the height of the...

    This is what I would do, if the height of the cabin in the wayback area is sufficient to accommodate the height of your frame/seat.
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    I had the remnants of a terrible cold when I went...

    I had the remnants of a terrible cold when I went out on New Year's Day for the Icicle Bicycle Ride here in Pittsburgh. The cold was absolutely the worst I have had in years for both longevity and...
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