Holiday Inn, Cumberland, MD
Miles: 77 MPH: 13 Max: 22 Total: 3163
|Another state!! - Only one more to go!|
What a storm last night! I finally had to brave the rain to get to the shower house and bathroom. Slipped in the mud after showering :-) We woke starved so headed straight for town. Ordered the Friday special for breakfast - french toast, eggs, wheat toast, home fries and bacon! Then I got desert -- a turtle (morning desert :-) The turtle was a circle of dark chocolate with a layer of caramel, topped with a layer of cashews and then another layer of dark chocolate. I really hope I can stop eating like this when I get back home!
|Downed trees from the storm covered the trail in several places.|
|Just love this bike trail!|
Making our way through the rugged mountainous terrain of the Allegheny Highlands, we pedaled across numerous bridges, the 1,908 foot long Salisbury Viaduct, and the monstrous Big Savage tunnel. This trail is such a jewel - for sure, one of my favorite places!
After reaching the highest point on the GAP trail at 2,392 feet, it was downhill for a 20 mile joy ride into Cumberland, Maryland. We reached Cumberland just in time for the Friday night street party! Five bands, restaurants with outdoor seating, dancing, and fun filled the downtown area. Ice cream (3rd desert) topped off our evening!
|View from the GAP trail - breath-taking!|
|Big Savage Tunnel - It's just for cyclists - Awesome!|
|Big Savage Tunnel - over 3,000 feet long|