Bikepacking Rides Touring

GAP and C & O Canal Video

When it comes to making and editing videos, I basically have no idea what I’m doing. I don’t have any kind of Go-Proish device, so I hand hold my Lumix endangering myself and fellow road and trail users, and making my potential audience sea sick. I’m often alone, so there are some cheesy moments where I turn the camera to my face. My videos, and especially my early videos, are way too long. I don’t expect you to watch the whole video, or even half of it for that matter.  I’m apologize in advance. I’ll do better. I promise.

With those caveats, I present this video of a little tour I did in June of 2014. I was going to Delaware on business, but I flew into Pittsburgh instead with my bike, and rode to DC via the Great Allegheny Passage and the C & O Canal. It was a bucket list item. I count it as a very fun route. I recommend it highly. You don’t need a bikepacking bike–the trails are smooth. A touring bike, a cyclocross bike, or even a regular road bike is fine. I was loaded for moose with 2.25″ wide tires. These two trails are more like squirrel hunting.   

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    February 14, 2016 at 6:59 am

    Just before crossing that Yough River bridge as you left Connellsville, before that electrical equipment yard was an interesting piece of mid-1800s culture that remains; Youghiogheny Opalescent Glass. Leading producer of stained glass then and now, one of those things you might just find added to your bucket list for “next time” if you didn’t look..

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      The Beautiful Bicycle
      February 16, 2016 at 9:28 am

      I’ll need to get back. I agree with you completely about taking time to appreciate the rich history in the area. Next time, spouse in tow, I’ll leave more time for cultural excursions.

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