You may recall from the landmark beat bike blog post that Johanna and Brendan sometimes ride a long way. We did it again. This time we decided to ride the C&O Canal. It's a tow path that runs from Washington, D.C. to Cumberland, MD. Friend of the blog, Dan Shoup rode it once (among other things) and I've been wanting to ride it since I was in 5th grade. Earlier this week, we did it.
It was a fun cycling and camping adventure with Johanna astride her Kona Jake the Snake and me with the 23 year old Diamond Back Apex. There were arguments, horrible thunderstorms, really cool caves, quality American meals, a beautiful river, bent rims and more dirt road riding (370 miles) than you can shake something at. Originally, I had planned to write some long narrative about our ride, but this isn't crazy guy on a bike. We're succinct here and I've leave you with some pictures.
The only downside to bike touring is that my right pinkie still has no feeling.
Monday, August 9, 2010
I found my 'cross bike's long lost Technium cousin in Hancock, MD.