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    My last trip I cooked my food on the way out then...

    My last trip I cooked my food on the way out then I ate at local restaurants on the way back. Even the mobile food vendors are a great option. Fresh fish sandwiches and haluski (a polish food) at a...
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    Sticky: I started my fourth week of commuting to work. ...

    I started my fourth week of commuting to work. It feels great to commute again. I've been biking around campus for 3+ years now but have been putting off commuting because the campus is up a hill...
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    I've seen raccoons, foxes and a bobcat out there....

    I've seen raccoons, foxes and a bobcat out there. Hang your food!
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    I used to have a 52 mile round-trip commute. But...

    I used to have a 52 mile round-trip commute. But there was a large hill 1/3 of the way in that would have severely slowed me & tired me out before I got to work. So I drove to the top of the hill...
  5. i use two FRS radios with ear jacks. 3 AA...

    i use two FRS radios with ear jacks. 3 AA batteries last a long time. I get why you need to talk to her.
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    If you have to lock on different racks around...

    If you have to lock on different racks around campus, leave a ulock on more than one rack lessens what you have to carry around or if you forget a lock at home. I've left ulocks on the racks and...
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    94 was def. 7 speed SRM shifter. I took the bike...

    94 was def. 7 speed SRM shifter. I took the bike out to the GAP the week before and it was great on that trail.
  8. I finished It! I did the whole GAP round trip. ...

    I finished It! I did the whole GAP round trip. Started on Wednesday and finished on Sunday. I camped and cooked on the way to Pittsburgh. Then restaurant ate my way back to Cumberland. The trail...
  9. Due to bike camping in the woods, ALL smelly...

    Due to bike camping in the woods, ALL smelly items go in one bag, the same bag every time. Food, cooking gear & toiletries & grease/oil should always be put into the same bag every time. That bag...
  10. I use 2 very lightweight Easton tent stakes...

    I use 2 very lightweight Easton tent stakes instead of 'biners.
    A tube of Petroleum Jelly (Vaseline) or similar product for your bum. Petroleum jelly is also good for starting a fire.
    I agree...
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    I just picked a Trek 920 up in Allentown, PA. It...

    I just picked a Trek 920 up in Allentown, PA. It will be perfect for the rail trails around here.
  12. Thread: Bike Cops!

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    I am working for a college public safety dept....

    I am working for a college public safety dept. after retiring from a municipal police force. We ran out of cars one day and the director told me we have a couple of bicycles and "do you ride?" he...
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    I got good cellphone service there. And the cops...

    I got good cellphone service there. And the cops did check the campground when I was there.
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    The restaurant is closed temporarily, probably...

    The restaurant is closed temporarily, probably for a few more weeks.
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    Make sure you have long tree straps especially on...

    Make sure you have long tree straps especially on the C&O. the trees are very big and far apart at some locations. Husky Haven Campground had several spots to hang (sites 2 & 9).

    I agree that...
  16. Just came back from doing the GAP. Cumberland to...

    Just came back from doing the GAP. Cumberland to Ohiopyle & return. the trail was in great shape even with the heavy rain on 2 days. From Cumberland going up the hill for 23 miles on a hot day was...
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    I love my B17 for 4 years now. Creaks alot but...

    I love my B17 for 4 years now. Creaks alot but the comfort is truly worth it.
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    the police station is right outside the park. ...

    the police station is right outside the park. They lock the park up at night.
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    I was just on the trail 6/3. Its in great shape.

    I was just on the trail 6/3. Its in great shape.
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    Nice write up. It was a good wake up call to know...

    Nice write up. It was a good wake up call to know where we are camping and to keep on checking the weather.
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    it unfortunately dead ends at the river. don't...

    it unfortunately dead ends at the river. don't think about crossing the bridge if you value your life. I saw a guy try it but even he turned back 1/4 way across.

    there is a parking lot (PA...
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    I've used my mtn. bike with 1.75" tires but I...

    I've used my mtn. bike with 1.75" tires but I have seen road bikes with fairly skinny tires on the trail.
  23. The Greenbrier River Trail in West Virginia is...

    The Greenbrier River Trail in West Virginia is the best for camping. Many campsites, most have a permanent portajohn, well pump, picnic table & fire ring. It's perfect for camping. A swim several...
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    Same in my area of NJ. AAAAHHH the sound of...

    Same in my area of NJ.

    AAAAHHH the sound of that Train at Husky Haven brings back memories.................
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    I ran into folks who biked from Ca. to DC and...

    I ran into folks who biked from Ca. to DC and they took the Natchez. They said they hated the route. If I remember right they said it was too narrow.
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