Although most of the ride was slightly downhill, it was still tough due to the many obstacles we had to avoid...rocks, roots, suicidal squirrels, puddles, pot holes,... you name it. Although the ride was tough, it was beautiful. We had breaks from the tree cover and saw wonderful countryside views as we left Frostburg.
Here are some shots from the day...
Early morning descent
Nice single track...but where's my mountain bike?
Surprise coffee delivery (thanks Sean and Dennis)
Riding through the Paw Paw tunnel, 3118 feet long on the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal
(Glad we had lights as it is not lit and was deceivingly long)!)
Out the other side
We even got a rotating pace line in place. This is always fun. Here's a short clip.
We pulled in to our hotel just as a some thundershowers started to come down.
David Regan being chased by storm clouds
No one complained as the humid heat prior to this was oppressive. Lots of smiles...
Diana is describing the effect of the wind on her riding...I think
We ate dinner at the hotel, pizza brought in from a nearby gas station pizza joint. It was not bad, though as hungry as we were, I bet we would have been content with cardboard flavored with salt and sugar.