Greeting from Pittsburgh, where there seems to be Penguin fever.
DHR traveled 62 miles yesterday for a total of 728 miles since leaving Boston.
The forecast was for cool temperatures in the AM and then warming up to mid 70’s during the afternoon. It must be one of those once in seven year situations with large swarms of cicadas. Most alarming was getting one stuck in the strap of my helmet. That loud pitched sound two inches from my ear sound like a freightening angry alien.
We traveled mostly along the flat (< 1% grade) and scenic Great Allegheny Passage (AKA the GAP) which parallels the Youghiogheny River. We also met and honored some extraordinary fathers again today,
It was a relatively easy day with near perfect riding conditions capped off by dinner at the Fuel & Fuddle Restaurant.
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If you’re looking for a Father’s Day gift, please consider a Great Dad Coin (www.teamdad.com) as well as purchasing a copy of my new book entitled 21st Century Dads: A Father’s Journey To Break The Cycle Of Father Absence, available on Amazon. Here’s the link. As a reminder, all the proceeds go to charity.
We’re off to Austintown, OH today.
Thanks again. Make it a great day!!!
Markos doing some pushups on the sidewalk for some bet he must have lost.
Dinner outside at Fuel & Fuddle.
With Mike & Jim from State College who are riding south along the GAP to Cumberland starting today. We ran into them at dinner and they were quick to produce their Great Dad Coins, to avoid having to buy a drink 🙂
Cameraman Wilk taking a break after a long day.
With Chris, his wife Q and CJ.
One of the many bridges crossed along the GAP.
With the firemen at the McKeesport Fire Department; l to r Tom, Jeff, TJ, Jay, Gene and Kevin in front.
A typical segment along the GAP.
In front of The Red Waterfall where the acid and iron-rich water flows naturally from the massive Pittsburgh Coal Seam formed hundreds of millions of years ago.
With Floyd Macheska, a father of two young girls, who owns the West Newton Bicycle Shop located aside the GAP. Those photos are of his two girls and family.
Nic striking a pose.
Fishing buddies Mike Kubek and Bill Bayla on the shore of the Youghiogheny River.
With Bill Bayla, an 88 year Navy WWII vet (and father) with a nice rainbow trout he caught after receiving his GDC.
The scenic and flat GAP trail.
Once every seven years these little buggers are everywhere.