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The GAP 4×44 Loop
It seems hard to believe I hadn’t bike toured on anything except the C&O in six months. SIX months! I love me some C&O, but if you’re like me variety helps keep me sane. So in August 2020, still in the midst of a global pandemic that was sticking around the US longer than any of us wanted, I figured out a safe and responsible way to roll on a different trail…. the Great Allegheny Passage. And due to some lucky happenstance, I could do a loop where each day was a convenient and Syracuse University numerology-friendly 44 milles (#GoOrange).
Day 4 of the 4×44 GAP Loop came too quickly, but featured the ultimate payback for a day and a half of climbing… the giant downhill to the finish line.
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Miles biked 44 (GO ORANGE!)
Bagels eaten like, 6
Food resupplies 0
Big ass hills 1
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