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!!