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The Mountain Bike Ride From Hell

This entry posted by Joey at 04:59 PM on November 22, 2005

So Brian, Eric, and myself decided to test out grit on a 120-mile mountain bike ride this past weekend. We started in Hancock, MD and peddled down to Washington DC.

We did about 70 miles on Saturday (3.5 of those in complete darkness, we had some tire problems and that cost us 3 hours of daylight), which put us in Harpers Ferry, WV at about 8:30 pm. There we enjoyed a wonderful stay at the Econo Lodge where we were accosted hourly by Eric's impersonation of a Buzz Saw.

Sunday we did about 50 miles and ended up in Great Fall National park In MD. The full ride was about 14.5 miles more but again (this time due to a very late start) we ran out of daylight.

The original plan was to only do 120 miles, this may have been a little aggressive for 3 people who have never rode a mountain bike over 24 miles.

Next year we may do this 120 again in the spring and possibly the full 187-mile ride from Cumberland to DC in the fall.


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Editors Commentary commented at 03:05 PM on November 30, 2005

>>>>We did about 70 miles on Saturday (3.5 of those in complete darkness.....

The uninformed might conclude from this that you rode 3.5 MILES in complete darkness, when the truth is you rode 3.5 HOURS in complete darkness.

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