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Anonymous on 6/19/2011 5:11:15 AM:
After reviewing the site and in planning a trip, I still have 3 questions.

1. Pittsburgh to DC or DC to Pittsburgh? Which is the best option? Are there prevailing winds to be considered?

2. Flat bar 29er with 1 1/2 - 2 inch tires or drop bar cyclocross bike with 32-35mm tires?

3. How many miles a day is reasonable for a person who rides 5000 miles a year on the roads at 14-17 mph? (For comparison purposes, if helpful, ride the KATY in Missouri fairly often 50-75 a day is reasonable there....is that reasonable here?)

Any insights for those of you with experience on this trail will be helpful.

Thanks so much!!

lenny on 6/21/2011 4:47:26 AM:
I like Pgh. to DC. Its easier for me I dont have your skills.TheX bike with 35's is a good choice.Yes, I did 60+/day last year and planning to do the same this year

lenny on 6/22/2011 4:34:56 AM:
When are you going? We leave July 5 from Homestead.