- The entire trip is a total of 335 mile from one end to the next.
- You could travel the entire distance in three days with a 10 MPH pace.
- Roughly every ten-twenty miles there is a town that has all the amenities for camping or hotel stays.
- The trail gradually climbs 1500 feet in about 100 miles from Pittsburgh and then declines almost exactly as much over the same distance.
- I would need to obtain padded biking shorts to keep my bum from dying.
- The site suggests what each traveler would want to bring in case of a bike malfunction
- The trail crosses both the Eastern Continental Divide and the Mason-Dixon line.
- Food and water are located in each town with not much in between.
To learn more about it the trail and the expectations definitely check out the site! There's a lot of good information.
I also found this website which explains how to train for a double century (back to back 100 mile rides- possibly in one day). After I get adjusted to riding a bike then I'll start working on my endurance training and stamina so that I can be ready in a year's time to ride this three hundred plus mile journey! In the mean time I'll add riding the stationary bike at the gym to the list of things to do. I'm treating this like I'm training for a race, but in actuality I'm thinking the whole thing will be more like a cruise than constant racing all the time. Even if I over prepare, that's fine because it'll make the trip itself much more easy on me. I'm really excited about this and so is Alex! Once I get the bike then I'm going to start writing updates- like the Frank to 5k Running program! And then hopefully by the time next year rolls around I'll be in good enough shape to take this on!
Speaking of the Frank to 5k program, part two is coming along just nicely. Tomorrow I complete week one by running on the beach along the water line! Wish me luck! That's all for now!
Until the next episode!