Biking out of the Pandemic – Ebikes on the C&O Canal Towpath – Williamsport to Harper’s Ferry


  Last fall my wife and I made a big purchase.  We bought two Aventon Pace 500 e-bikes from Biketek in Pittsbugh.  Since then, we’ve put on about 400 miles.  But we’d never taken them…

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Biking Out of the Pandemic – Great Allegheny Passage – Day 4 – Meyersdale to Cumberland


Our final day on the GAP trail started like the others, trying to find someplace to eat breakfast.  We rolled down the hill to Donges Drive In and Motel, where we had a hardy breakfast…

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Biking Out of the Pandemic – Great Allegheny Passage – Day 3 – Confluence to Meyersdale


Day 3 – Confluence to Meyersdale By Day 3, we were seasoned veterans of the the trail.  Our backsides were getting calloused.  And we were ready for anything.  Good thing as the next 32 miles…

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Biking out of the Pandemic – Great Allegheny Passage – Day 2 – Connellsville to Confluence


Day 2 – Connellsville to Confluence After tackling our longest distance of 38 miles on Day 1, the worry was could we get ourselves back on our bikes the very next morning?  Luckily, the second…

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Biking out of the Pandemic – Great Allegheny Passage – Day 1 – Greenock to Connellsville


Day 1 – Greenock to Connellsville It seemed like a good idea at the time.  Look at the lowest elevation change, and do the most miles on that day.  So we decided to go from…

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Biking Out of the Pandemic – Great Allegheny Passage – Pittsburgh to Cumberland


Greenock to Cumberland – A Four Day Odyssey Leaving the great pandemic behind is going to take work.  Things won’t just fall back into the same care-free ways without us taking some serious action.  This…

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The Global Search for a Cat Bus


As my career at Westinghouse winds down, I tend to look back at some of the more memorable moments with people who have been like family to me.  Nearly 40 years ago, when I first…

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Meyersdale to Frostburg – Biking Through the Pandemic


While life has not been overly kind to us in 2020, the weather surely has been.  Never mind that my pepper plants lasted until November 18, the Indian Summer weather has been great for biking…

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Wellsboro, PA and the Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania – Biking through the Pandemic


After being cooped up for months, we decided to take our first Covid-era road trip.  Wellsboro is a small town in north-central Pennsylvania a stones throw from the New York state line.  It also is…

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Presque Isle State Park in Erie, PA – Biking through the Pandemic


It’s been a tough time for travel bloggers.  Can’t go anywhere, can’t do anything.  Luckily, we like to ride our bikes.  Now we are not crazy people who go 100 miles per day, but we…

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