I plan to go on GAP and C&O Trails. Drive to Pittsburgh, leave the car there, and return on the same trail. Loaded touring. I may have close to two weeks.
I intend to use my mountain bike. What tires shall I use? I used 26x1.25 slicks, with no problems, but on the road only. What will be fast and reliable on those gravel trails? and hold for >700 miles?
I would hate to have to use fat mountain bike tires.
Are there bike shops around the trails? how is the weather there end of sept / begin oct?
Any suggestion of any kind will be appreciated, as I do not know the area.