We made it to the GAP Trail on day 3, 54 miles and only 843' of climbing. Most of the day was overcast with drizzle but stopped by time we got to the hiker/bike camping. There was a pavilion empty, we moved the picnic tables and set up under the roof to stay dry. Coming into Pittsburgh, the traffic was just your normal busy city streets. Once we arrived down town at the fountain, the relief sank in, we mad it to the GAP Trail and now stress free riding on a trail can start.
Lisbon to Montour Boggs Campsite, 51 miles- 3,323' climbing. Well the first night in the tent was great but the air mattress had a hole in it. Luckily I was able to patch it before we left Sally's house. We pulled into camp late and set up in the shelter because possible rain coming in. Found a pizza shop to deliver us a pizza at the hiker bike camp ground, lucky day. Air mattress worked great this time but trucks were running in and out of somewhere close to us all night.
Wooster to Lisbon, 82 miles-3,953' of climbing and it was hot and humid out. Stayed the night in Sally's backyard, we never met Sally and she was a awesome host. Sally offered her car to us for dinner and breakfast runs, I declined the offer. Sally then insisted making us dinner and I said no, I told her we are riding our bikes to dinner. Sally was also a cyclist, she moved to Lisbon because there was a bike path she could ride on, right out her front door. I wish I had more time to listen to her stories but it was late, and we needed dinner and had a early start in the morning.
Day 1, we are up early and ready to ride. Touring bikes are packed with clothes and camping gear, heading to Washington DC.
That was the last ride on the road bike for awhile. Pulling out the touring bike this weekend for a long trip. Stay tuned, same bike time, same bike channel.