About the Ride
Unlike our ride on La petite train du Nord in Canada, there were no
packages available as a result we needed to make individual
I had planned to rent a vehicle. leave my transport at Frostburg and
then transport out bikes back from West Newton. That did not work out,
the rentals were prohibitively expensive ($250) or simply not
available. Sadly no co-operation from Hertz, Avis, National, Budget,
etc. at a reasonable price. As a result I cycled back and then
drove to the next stop, there was one exception where George drove us from
Connellsville to Rockwood. At our final destination in West Newton we
found that the local bike shop would have taken us and our bikes to
Cumberland for between $125 and $150.
We stayed at the following B&B's
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See Images from this four day ride over a 120 Miles on the GAP
Sandra had a full left hip replacement in March 2007 because of an
accident and a full right hip replacement a few years ago because of
arthritis caused by an accident.
Sandra once again rode he tadpole
trike, the Catrike Road.This
is stable and very capable, geared well for hills and can easily
achieve 20mph on the flats. The only problem was with the idler roller,
there is an L shaped chain retainer which hit a curb and caused the
chain to rub on the bracket. This was straightened but continued to
cause minor problems with the idler failing to rotate.
I used my old Trek 1000 road with a Burley Nomad trailer overnight and
changes of clothes, toileteries, water,
tools and energy bars. As mentioned under transport,
the original plan was to cycle from B&B to B&B and then rent a
vehicle for the return. The Nomad has more than adequate carrying
capacity and was easy to tow.