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Friday, June 6, 2014

Over the Top and Down the Hill S24O /1

Fri 6/06 33m
Drove to Meyersdale PA. Breakfast at GI Dayroom, best breakfast on the GAP. Signed in the vehicle at the staffed trailhead for an overnight, I really appreciate that.

Rode east. Saw the "Dick Stiffey" memorial bench. Passed the place where there was a bear sighting early in the day. Made the Eastern Continental Divide fairly soon, then wwhhhheeeeeee all the way down.

Sat and enjoyed the Savage Tunnel Vista. Tremendous visibility and blue skies. There's a perma-potty in place now that I didn't remember from last year. Reached Frostburg, decided that everything was going well and no need to stop.

Descended into Cumberland. Stopped at the Canal Place Bike Shop for a rear wheel issue. Checked into the hotel, very bike friendly as always. Ate at Crabby Pig. Walked over to Queen City Creamery, fantastic ice cream as always.

There was a music festival in downtown Cumberland, people in the streets, restaurants serving dinner to tables on the plaza it was very nice. I was glad to see something of "real" Cumberland rather than the noveau-Cumberland along the recent Canal Place development.

Encountered a group of local cyclists getting ready to kick off a Friday 7pm street ride. They said they were the "Cumberland Bike Party", hmm I've heard of a similar thing in Pittsburgh. A few of the riders wore whimsical costumes, such as the image above.

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