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Great post!  I'll watch that pbs thingy soon - sounds good. And I'll follow the blog too   I like armchair adventures!

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@Forum Administrator, you are missed.  Looking forward to the blog

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I will follow the blog plus wish you would visit once in awhile. 

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I am slightly confused...so what is SquareWheels role though?

Best of luck on ride.

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5 hours ago, shootingstar said:

I am slightly confused...so what is SquareWheels role though?

Best of luck on ride.

Just a moniker, I think.

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7 hours ago, Kzoo said:

@Forum Administrator, you are missed.  Looking forward to the blog

Kzoo, do you miss me??

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He has Day One posted.  Not surprisingly, it involves RAIN!

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You can't spell Hi with Hillary.

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4 minutes ago, jsharr said:

You can't spell Hi with Hillary.

What can you spell?

 

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3 minutes ago, jsharr said:

You can't spell Hi with Hillary.

Pontiac driving Hillary?

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11 minutes ago, Kzoo said:

What can you spell?

 

Liar

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11 minutes ago, Razors Edge said:

Pontiac driving Hillary?

You bet your sweet bippy.

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Safe riding and I'll be interested in the blog! 

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...I am no good at waiting.  I want to hear the Facebook story now.:popcorn:

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Wow, it’s nice to see you stop and smell the roses and take pictures etc. I hardly have any photos of the first time I did the trail. I didn’t have a full week to do it so I rode like a man on a mission.

When we did Petite’s Big Adventure we took our time and lots of photos. I hope you get some better weather for the rest of the trip.

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Nice blog, I hope your fenders don’t mess you up on the C&O. Fenders help a lot for water and light mud, if you get into heavy mud they fill with mud and stop your wheel.

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Sweet.

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Waiting on day four. Must have been a rough day.

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I hope you're not getting bitten by all the little bugs that bothered Petite during the Great Adventure!  Enjoying the blog.

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That will cool him off

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Yay, he posted day 4&5.  He’s ahead of schedule. :cheerleader:

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11 minutes ago, RalphWaldoMooseworth said:

That trail looks eville!  Nice parts that just suck you into the mudpits. :D

 

It’ snot that bad. It reminds me of riding on my road.

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3 minutes ago, Longjohn said:

It’ snot that bad. It reminds me of riding on my road.

I'm thinking of Day One when his bike was covered in mud, and the pic of you with petite.

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2 minutes ago, RalphWaldoMooseworth said:

I'm thinking of Day One when his bike was covered in mud, and the pic of you with petite.

That’s like my road. They messed with my road today, they made it worse. Cars almost stop when they get in front of my house. I thought I was getting company and then I hear them slowly proceeding on down into Skunk Hollow.

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I want to do that ride again...but even slower...to check out more things...that I missed the first time....

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57 minutes ago, petitepedal said:

I want to do that ride again...but even slower...to check out more things...that I missed the first time....

Even slower, you mean more days. That would be good. You don’t want to ride slower, you will fall over. I still feel bad about making you pedal down Big Savage mountain after promising you could coast the last 26 miles but we were out of daylight.

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48 minutes ago, Longjohn said:

Even slower, you mean more days. That would be good. You don’t want to ride slower, you will fall over. I still feel bad about making you pedal down Big Savage mountain after promising you could coast the last 26 miles but we were out of daylight.

Exactly...not a slower speed..but more days...I do wanna coast down Big Savage...and I want to tour Antietam 

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I made it!  I forget who told me that 5 days was too fast. But, thank you to whoever it was. I don’t think I would have been happy trying this is 5 days. 

I would have loved to spend an extra day on the C&O for the same reasons everyone else mentioned. There were a lot of places I wanted to stop and visit, but couldn’t. 

I already took a shower, but I think I will take a bath, drink some beers, then go to bed. 

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On 7/10/2019 at 1:04 AM, Shu Fang said:

Bump.

Shu Fang

Did you bump a stickied post?

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Check for ticks...I spent 3 weeks on antibiotics after the trip..found ticks..about 3 days (and 3 showers) later.

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1 hour ago, Forum Administrator said:

Did you bump a stickied post?

No. 

Shu Fang 

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2 hours ago, Forum Administrator said:

Did you bump a stickied post?

Yes he did.

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Congratulations!  Glad it was such a good experience for you!

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2 hours ago, petitepedal said:

Check for ticks...I spent 3 weeks on antibiotics after the trip..found ticks..about 3 days (and 3 showers) later.

I think you picked up those ticks walking back and forth through the tall weeds worrying about Mike when he was MIA for awhile on our last night on the trail. That was our worst campsite of the entire trip. It could have been nice if they had mowed the grass. I think the guys that mow were afraid of the ticks too.

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Just now, Longjohn said:

I think you picked up those ticks walking back and forth through the tall weeds worrying about Mike when he was MIA for awhile on our last night on the trail. That was our worst campsite of the entire trip. It could have been nice if they had mowed the grass. I think the guys that mow were afraid of the ticks too.

To heck with the ticks..the spiders were huge at that site....

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1 minute ago, petitepedal said:

To heck with the ticks..the spiders were huge at that site....

The one hanging out in the porta potty was anyway.

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Yup..my scream was pretty good!!!

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Did you camp at the hiker/biker campsites? I saw one of the biggest spiders I have ever seen. It was between my tent and the rainfly. I think that thing was just sitting there waiting for me to put my glasses on so it could go back and tell its spider friends that it scared the crap out of someone. 

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8 minutes ago, Forum Administrator said:

Did you camp at the hiker/biker campsites? I saw one of the biggest spiders I have ever seen. It was between my tent and the rainfly. I think that thing was just sitting there waiting for me to put my glasses on so it could go back and tell its spider friends that it scared the crap out of someone. 

Yes...I would have to look up the name but it was our last night before DC...and the web was huge between the campsite and the porta potty...and there was one dang huge one IN the porta potty ..my journal is still on crazyguyonabike  petitepedals great adventure

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