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Video of my Great Allegheny Passage GAP Trip

Old 03-13-14, 09:31 AM
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Video of my Great Allegheny Passage GAP Trip

Here is a short video of my Great Allegheny Passage GAP Trip I did with some close family members this past September. We rode total of 4 days on the trail from Cumberland MD to Pittsburgh, staying 3 nights (on Trail) at a Hostel, Motel and B&B. Be sure to turn the sound up, very moving... pun intended :-)

Cycling the GAP - Great Allegheny Passage on Vimeo
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Old 03-13-14, 09:42 AM
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Very well done!
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Old 03-13-14, 09:56 AM
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Fantastic video. Makes it all the better with a good group ride.
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Very nice!
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Very well done. I did not know it could be possible to make the GAP look even more beautiful than it is. Your video helps to make me remember how fortunate I am to have this wonderful trail in the area.

I would like to see a slightly longer version that shows the wonderful scenery a bit longer. A shot of the rapids and falls in Ohiopyle would be a nice addition. Bonus if you have video of folks running the rapids.
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Old 03-13-14, 08:20 PM
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Very nicely done. I rode the trail back in 2008 and am planning on doing it again this coming Sept. really looking forward to it.
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Old 03-14-14, 07:24 AM
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Great video. We're planning a trip on the GAP in June - after seeing this, I can't wait!! Many thanks for posting it.
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Old 03-18-14, 06:21 PM
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Originally Posted by JRZrider View Post
Here is a short video of my Great Allegheny Passage GAP Trip I did with some close family members this past September. We rode total of 4 days on the trail from Cumberland MD to Pittsburgh, staying 3 nights (on Trail) at a Hostel, Motel and B&B. Be sure to turn the sound up, very moving... pun intended :-)

Cycling the GAP - Great Allegheny Passage on Vimeo
That was fun to watch. You did a wonderful job editing.
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Old 03-19-14, 07:21 AM
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I enjoyed your video. Super editing job!
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Old 03-20-14, 08:50 AM
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Thanks all for the kind words on the video. All the credit to my nephew Nick and his wife Ashley (both on the trip with me) for their creative efforts making the video, it was an awesome family bonding adventure I will never forget. The GAP is truly an awesome GEM of a trail!
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Old 03-20-14, 09:54 AM
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Nicely done.
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Old 03-20-14, 10:43 AM
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Amazing video! Thank you for this! I want to do this!
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Old 03-20-14, 03:59 PM
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I've watched it a few times now (about every time it gets bumped to the top lol) it's a nice and fun little video , good use of stills, interesting angles etc... how many Hours of footage did you guys have? lol

in May i'm doing the Katy... if things go well with my group I may talk to them about doing the GAP next year
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Donalson, I see your doing the Katy in May.My wife and I should be arriving in St.Louis about May 7 or 8. We are starting our cross country ride from Delaware.
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Old 03-20-14, 06:59 PM
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I'll be riding an out and back 3-day tour this summer from Cumberland. Your video gives me a good idea of what to expect. Nice job.
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Old 03-20-14, 07:35 PM
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we'll be arriving in St. Charles on may 11th and setting off on the 12th out and back.

to anyone who has done both the Katy and GAP, how do they compare?
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Old 03-21-14, 10:49 AM
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I've done both. I did the Katy solo, credit card style (no camping) in Nov 2012. I drove to Clinton, rode to St. Louis, took Amtrak back to Sedalia & got a ride to Clinton. I did the C&O/GAP with ACA in Sept 2013. This was a supported camping trip.

Both are great. I got lucky with weather both rides. The Katy is consistent hard packed gravel. The GAP is a nicer surface. The C&O can be really bad, but was fine for me as there was no rain. The Katy has longer stretches with no amenities. The GAP is well developed that way. You get to end up in Pittsburgh which is a great place. On the Katy I rode past St Charles to Machens, then into Alton & all the way around to St. Louis which was awesome.

The only way to know is to do both!
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Old 03-21-14, 11:28 AM
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Great video. I grew up in NE Ohio and, wow! Suddenly kinda homesick. Here in the prairies, it's just.........flat. Yuk.

Can't wait to get out on a new touring bike this year and ride!
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Old 03-23-14, 07:41 AM
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Very nicely done. I enjoyed watching it almost as much as you enjoyed riding it.
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Originally Posted by JRZrider View Post
Thanks all for the kind words on the video. All the credit to my nephew Nick and his wife Ashley (both on the trip with me) for their creative efforts making the video, it was an awesome family bonding adventure I will never forget. The GAP is truly an awesome GEM of a trail!
Nice. I'm doing the GAP in June. Fully supported with the Rails to Trails group.
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Old 03-29-14, 08:28 PM
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Great video. I did that ride with my son 2 years ago. It was good to relive it through your video.
Thanks.
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Old 03-29-14, 09:04 PM
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Great job JRZ. My wife and I did a trip this past summer from Cumberland to the Continental Divide and back. It was great. Thanks for posting the video.
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That was great! Seriously: is there like a GAP Trail Association or something? They would probably love such a flick for fundraising, etc -
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Nice video.
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