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Thats it folks

I’ve posted photos from my C&O/GAP bike ride from October 6 through 22, 2014.
Those of you who have been following these, thanks for looking in.
http://garybicycles.com/onyourleft/2014/10/co-canal-tow-path/
http://garybicycles.com/onyourleft/2014/10/gap-trail/
http://garybicycles.com/onyourleft/2014/10/co-canal/
http://garybicycles.com/onyourleft/2014/10/lockhouses/
http://garybicycles.com/onyourleft/2014/10/wildlife/
http://garybicycles.com/onyourleft/2014/10/wildflowers/
http://garybicycles.com/onyourleft/2014/10/tunnels/
http://garybicycles.com/onyourleft/2014/10/bridges-and-aqueducts/
http://garybicycles.com/onyourleft/2014/10/harpers-ferry/
http://garybicycles.com/onyourleft/2014/10/fort-frederick/
http://garybicycles.com/onyourleft/2014/10/co-gap-points-of-interest/
http://garybicycles.com/onyourleft/2014/10/mason-dixon-line/
http://garybicycles.com/onyourleft/2014/10/team-lighthouse-2014/
http://garybicycles.com/onyourleft/2014/10/team-lighthouse-2014-part-2/
http://garybicycles.com/onyourleft/2014/10/washington-dc/
http://garybicycles.com/onyourleft/2014/10/rock-and-roll/

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Rock and Roll

On my way to the C&O GAP bike ride, I stopped in Cleveland for a short visit to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. I only had a few hours, one could spend an entire day there or more.

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Washington DC

Epilogue to the C&O/GAP bike ride….
We spent a few hours visiting a few important sites in Washington DC. These are some of the most photographed locations in the world.
The White House
Washington Monument
WWII Monument
Vietnam War Memorial
Lincoln Memorial
Reflecting Pond

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Team Lighthouse 2014 part 2

Thursday morning, we left Cumberland Maryland to begin the Grand Allegheny Passage (GAP) trail. The GAP is 150 miles of crushed limestone, partially parallel to existing rail lines but mostly on abandoned rail beds.
First part was to climb the easy 1.75% grade to Frostburg MD, cross over the MD and PA border on the Mason [...]

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Team Lighthouse 2014

Team Lighthouse was a small group of 4 in 2014. We hope the rest of the group will join us in future years. Reid bailed out just 2 days before the ride (what’s up with that?).
Despite the small group, it was a great ride. In past years we have done a number [...]

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Mason Dixon Line

Between Frostburg and the Eastern Continental Divide, on the GAP trail, you pass over the Mason Dixon Line. While well known for its association as the dividing mark between North and South in the US Civil War, in reality Mason and Dixon were surveyors who reconciled the argument between Maryland and Pennsylvania regarding the [...]

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C&O-GAP Points of Interest

I sorted my photos from the C&O and GAP ride into various categories that I have been posting the past few days. This collection is a mish-mosh of the rest of my photos.
Lunch stop in Shepardstown WV: Climbed a pretty steep path up from the towpath and crossed over a river on a [...]

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Fort Frederick

Fort Frederick sits just off the C&O Canal near Four Locks, where we spent the night at Lockhouse 49. This location is close to the location where the Western Maryland Rail Trail parallels the C&O. We chose to continue on the C&O rather than ride the 21 mile paved WMRT. Our [...]

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Harpers Ferry

We spent a few hours in Harpers Ferry before departing for lockhouse 49 on the second day of riding. Harpers Ferry is worth a much longer visit and learning about its historical importance. I would like to spend an entire day in Harpers Ferry exploring.
John Brown plays a significant role in [...]

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Bridges and Aqueducts

Along the C&O and GAP there are a number of interesting bridges, remnants of bridges, and aqueducts. The aqueducts are the most interesting, being “bridge” for the canal itself to pass over other streams and rivers. The Monocracy Aqueduct is one of the largest on the canal and is quite remarkable.

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