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posted Jun 22 2017 7:11AM - Stillriding, Pittsburgh

Ray, I love these websites! So glad you stated it for the Mickelson. There is so much valuable information on them. Keep up the great work!
posted Jun 22 2017 11:30AM - Stillriding, Pittsburgh

Looks like the scenery is great! Did the elevation affect your riding stamina? Guessing you have ridden the GAP trail..how does the mickelson compare in overall trail condition ..crowds ect?
posted Jun 22 2017 2:36PM - Schosh

Hi Schosh, the scenery is spectacular. I have ridden the GAP several times and the C&O a few. The condition of the trail is as good as the GAP, as for people, all very nice and maybe 15 or less a day. All my riding days where during the week except for one Sunday which was more towards the South end of the trail. The elevation does effect you but it does not slow you down during your ride but you will take your breaks sooner then you normally do. Let me explain it this way. I normally will do 15 to 20 miles without a break on the GAP but here in might just be 8 to 10 miles. But if you are anything like I was, you will be stopping all the time to take pictures. With all that being said, this was the toughest trail I have complete and I did it in both directions. Hope that helps.
posted Jun 22 2017 3:43PM - stillriding, Pittsburgh

Thanks for the great information. As an old flatlander fart on a trike I'm going to spend two days doing the "normal" tourist stuff to help get acclimated to the alttiude. When I do the trail I'm going to aim for 35 mile a day for three days.
I'm getting excited about already!
Thanks again,
Bill
posted Jun 26 2017 2:16PM - Bill

Thanks Bill. I think that is a great idea and there is a lot to see out that way.
posted Jun 26 2017 2:56PM - Stillriding, Pittsburgh

    


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