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Dan from Austin, TX on 7/2/2011 5:56:40 PM:
We, ages 59 & 71 rode from DC to McKeesport end of May, 2011. Lots of wet areas on C&O due to flooding and a few bad days of storms which left many trees down on the C&O and a few on the GAP. We stayed at motels & B&Bs with one night in MD at a county-run conference center. All in all a great ride. The GAP Trail is especially well-maintained, partly I'm sure because the Potomac doesn't rise onto it. We can supply details of motels, etc. To answer question I've seen several times on this board re: tires, we rode on 700x37 Continental Travel Contacts and had no problem with them - no flats, they handled the muddy & washed out sections very well.

 
Anonymous on 7/2/2011 10:26:23 PM:
Thanks for your report. It is helpful. Approximately how many miles per day did you ride?

 
dan on 10/6/2011 5:46:18 PM:
just got back to this forum. emili me if you would like further info on our trip

 
pizazz from maine on 10/17/2011 10:48:21 AM:
I'm curious, too...how many days? Planning a trip for next spring.