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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Pittsburgh to Cumberland, MD

9/06 48m
9/07 31m
9/08 22m
9/09/2014 32m
total 133 miles
R and S and I escorted six cyclists (in their 70's, chrono-wise) from Pittsburgh to Cumberland MD via the GAP over four days; it was a very nice trip and had a support vehicle.

The first day was the longest mileage, Pittsburgh to Perryopolis and also the only day with adverse weather; we got rained on pretty heavy the last segment and it was glorious fun.

Day Two was Perryopolis to Ohiopyle. We enjoyed a cool start and the luxury of time during the day.

Day Three was Ohiopyle to Meyersdale. The section between Ohiopyle and Confluence is so scenic. I noticed that the Ohiopyle State Park mileage markers have gone away. The key segments were Ohiopyle-Confluence, FortHill to Markleton, and Garrett to Meyersdale. I think the key amusement of the day is when I fell off the bike at Fort Hill, and dutifully laid down in the road while everybody took pictures.

The last day half the riders started at Meyersdale, and the other half joined at Deal (two miles short of the high point), and everybody rode into Cumberland. It was a great ending to a fun trip.

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