Tuesday, September 15, 2009

It's All Uphill From Here

Day Two: Monday, Sept. 7, 2009

Lunch was over and it was time to move on. I would be joining them for the afternoon ride.

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The trail is crushed limestone on an old railroad bed. It is fairly smooth but has some loose rocks and ruts. Because we were biking toward the Continental Divide it had a slight uphill grade that proved to be tiring after the second day. For afternoon riders it didn't seem to be a problem. In short, the guys complained about the grade on the second day and I didn't.

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See how tiring this trail was? Looks like Jack needed a break.

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While Jack was taking his break a couple of bikers came by and asked if everything was ok and if we needed help. Yes, the rest of us are calmly standing around talking while one of our group is in trouble on the ground. It was nice of them to ask but really.

Look, sister, he is wearing his new socks! I strongly suspect though that those calf-high white socks are still in use. Check out those tan lines.

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That slight uphill climb that those guys were grumbling about was worth it. Look at the view.

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Well, if those yahoos would move maybe you could see that spectacular view.

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Break three (maybe four?) found us with more vistas to admire. Those guys sure take a lot of breaks.

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Off we go. We need to get to Ohiopyle where Rosy is waiting for us.

What another break?

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Let's go boys!

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The closer we got to Ohiopyle the busier it got. One it was a holiday weekend and two there was a festival. The trail was getting too busy for us so we were quite relieved to reach our destination.

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After two trips we and our gear were all safely at our B & B, the Quiet House, for the night. A shower for all and we headed out for dinner at the Stone House.

We all agreed it had been a great first day. No mishaps, somewhat cloudy which kept the temperatures cool and everyone had made it through the first day. Mileage for the day totaled 61 miles for the guys and 17 for me.

We would wake up to rain Monday morning and would be heading for Mount Savage. What surprises would tomorrow bring?

to be continued....

2 comments....porters always have something to say!:

Jock said...

I'm definitely the best looking one in that group, tan lines and all.

megawatt miler said...

you are too busy comtemplating if those are white socks or tan lines on your leg to look any further.

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