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Stillriding from Pittsburgh on 6/22/2017 7:11:05 AM:
Mickelson Trail Ride, I Can See Clearly Now

Stillriding from Pittsburgh on 6/22/2017 11:30:08 AM:
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!

Schosh on 6/22/2017 2:36:40 PM:
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?

stillriding from Pittsburgh on 6/22/2017 3:43:09 PM:
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.

Bill on 6/26/2017 2:16:33 PM:
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,

Stillriding from Pittsburgh on 6/26/2017 2:56:58 PM:
Thanks Bill. I think that is a great idea and there is a lot to see out that way.