1978 (75) June 17 WAG '78 (1) 25 W&J Washington PA First met Liz in Parking Lot (saw same news story)
June 18 WAG '78 (1) 50 W&J Washington PA Covered Bridge Tour with Kirk Fisher
1979 (210) June 16 WAG '79 (2) 100 Slippery Rock PA Anything But Horizontal Hundred (1); Liz's bike stolen Sunday; Centuries=1
Sept 22 NEOC 6 110 Youngstown OH Drove up with friends, Windy both ways; Centuries=2
1980 (260) June 14 WAG '80 (3) 100 Slippery Rock PA Anything But Horizontal Hundred (2), rev. direction; Centuries=3
June 15 WAG '80 (3) 20 Slippery Rock PA Farmland FOL-DE-ROL w/ George's roommate
June 28 Fort Cherry Ride (1) 40 McMurray PA Canonsburg, Fort Cherry - with group?
Sept 20 NEOC 7 100 Youngstown OH With Liz's friend, Al; Centuries=4
1981 (104) June 20 WAG '81 (4) 104 Slippery Rock PA Flat As We Can Make It In Western PA Century (1); Centuries=5
1982 (104) June 19 WAG '82 (5) 104 Slippery Rock PA Flat As We Can Make It In Western PA Century (2); Centuries=6
1983 (142) May 14 Fort Cherry Ride (2) 40 McMurray PA Canonsburg, Fort Cherry
May 28 GEAR-UP '83 (6) 102 Slippery Rock PA Flat As We Can Make It In Western PA Century (3); Centuries=7
1984 (172) June 2 Fort Cherry Ride (3) 40 McMurray PA Canonsburg, Fort Cherry
June 9 WAG '84 (7) 102 Slippery Rock PA Flat As We Can Make It In Western PA Century (4); Centuries=8
July 15 PGH Great Ride (1) 30 Dravosburg PA Biked to Schenley Park to Frick Park and back
1985 (167) May 25 Fort Cherry Ride (4) 40 McMurray PA Canonsburg, Fort Cherry
June 8 WAG '85 (8) 102 Slippery Rock PA Flat As We Can Make It In Western PA Century (5); Centuries=9
July 21 PGH Great Ride (2) 25 3-Rivers Stadium Three Rivers Stadium - PGH Tour, Hot Air Balloon Ride
1986 (195) June 1 Fort Cherry Ride (5) 41 McMurray PA Canonsburg, Fort Cherry
June 7 WAG '86 (9) 102 Slippery Rock PA Flat As We Can Make It In Western PA Century (6); Centuries=10
June 22 PGH Great Ride (3) 52 Dravosburg PA Biked to Schenley Park + 25 miles + back
1987 (90) May 16 Fort Cherry Ride (6) 40 McMurray PA Canonsburg, Fort Cherry
June 21 PGH Great Ride (4) 50 Schenley Park Allegheny River to Harrison Hills
1988 (166) June 12 PGH Great Ride (5) 62 Schenley Park Allegheny, Harrison Hills, Homestead, Carson St.
June 18 WAG '88 (10) 104 Slippery Rock PA Conneaut Lake Century (1); Centuries=11
1989 (155) June 3 WAG '89 (11) 104 Slippery Rock PA Conneaut Lake Century (2); Centuries=12
June 11 PGH Great Ride (6) 51 Schenley Park Fox Chapel, Saxonburg, Cherry Valley
1990 (199) May 28 Fort Cherry Ride (7) 40 McMurray PA Canonsburg, Fort Cherry
June 3 PGH Great Ride (7) 52 Schenley Park Fox Chapel, Deer Lakes
July 7 LAW '90 (12) 107 Slippery Rock PA Conneaut Lake Century (3), Got Lost Twice; Centuries=13
1991 (155) May 27 PGH Great Ride (8) 51 Schenley Park Pgh Tour, HOV, Mt. Washington Grandview Ave
June 15 WAG '91 (13) 104 Slippery Rock PA Conneaut Lake Century (4); Centuries=14
1992 (205) June 6 WAG '92 (14) 90 Slippery Rock PA 68 Around Mercer + 22 mile; Bike rack broke on bridge
June 28 PGH Great Ride (9) 50 Schenley Park Pgh Tour, HOV, Mt. Washington, Bill & Barb
Aug 23 Mon Valley Century (1) 65 Elizabeth PA Elizabeth, Fayette City, Mingo Park; Mary Matus
1993 (197) June 12 Fort Cherry Ride (8) 40 McMurray PA Canonsburg, Fort Cherry
June 26 WAG '93 (15) 50 Ligonier PA Wildlife Ride, Rained, Cold, Nature Museum
July 18 PGH Great Ride (10) 35 Pittsburgh Zoo PGH Tour, HOV, Downtown Pgh; with Doug
Aug 22 Mon Valley Century (2) 72 Elizabeth PA Many LONGGG Climbs, Hot, 2-mile hill out of Brownsville
1994 (151) May 29 Fort Cherry Ride (9) 40 McMurray PA Canonsburg, Fort Cherry
June 5 Yough 'N Roll 31 Boston PA 5 mile of Rail-Trail and 2 mile Hill to Sutersville
June 25 WAG '94 sub. (16) 41 Slippery Rock PA Around Lake Arthur and back, Rainy, Cool
July 17 PGH Great Ride (11) 39 Pgh Strip District HOV, Mt, Washington, Schenley & Highland Park
1995 (304) May 21 Fort Cherry Ride (10) 40 McMurray PA Canonsburg, Fort Cherry; Stopped at McGourty's
May 28 Pedal PGH '95 (1) 36 Station Square HOV, Hill District, Downpour at Washington's Landing
June 4 Pedal the Lakes (1) 65 Pymatuning Jamestown Beach, Spillway, Conneaut Lake
July 23 PGH Great Ride (12) 38 Pgh Strip District HOV, Mt, Washington, Schenley & Highland Parks, Jet Ski rental at Boardwalk
July 30 Lone Pine Ride (1) 43 McMurray PA Thomas, 84, Lone Pine, Glyde; Hot, Pool
Aug 27 Mon Valley Century (3) 47 Elizabeth PA Bunola, Mon. Donora, Monessen, Fayette City
Oct 1 SABRE 1995 (1) 35 Settler's Cabin Thru McDonald backwards, Cecil, Oakdale
1996 (258) May 12 Fort Cherry Ride (11) 41 McMurray PA Canonsburg, Tom&Nova, Fort Cherry, South Pointe; Cold-turtlenecks, Gloves
May 19 Pedal PGH '96 (2) 60 Station Square Riverview, good lunch at Washington's Landing, Highland, Schenley, Glenwood Bridge, UP Sycamore St, down McCardle; Hot 90s
June 2 Pedal the Lakes (2) 65 Pymatuning Main Beach, Spillway, Conneaut Lake; Head Wind coming back
July 14 PGH Great Ride (13) 40 Pgh Strip District Riverview, West, Mt, Washington, Schenley, Frick, Highland Parks; Hot Humid some rain
Aug 11 Lone Pine Ride (2) 52 McMurray PA Thomas, 84, Lone Pine, missed Glyde, ~lost, back the hard way
1997 (292) May 24 Fort Cherry Ride (12) 40 McMurray PA Canonsburg, Fort Cherry; Stopped for Ice Cream
June 1 Pedal PGH '97 (3) 51 Station Square North Side, Riverview, Washington's Landing, Zoo, Highland, Chatham College, Schenley, South Side; Raining at start, dried off by end
June 14 Lone Pine Ride (3) 44 McMurray PA Thomas, 84, Lone Pine, Glyde; real nice day
June 21 WAG '97 (17) 36 Round Hill Park Lowber, Herminie, Wyano, Smithton, West Newton, Sutersville; Fell and slid thru covered bridge
July 27 PGH Great Ride (14) 39 Pgh Strip District Perrysville, Riverview, Mt. Washington, Schenley, Highland, Zoo
Aug 24 Mon Valley Century (4) 47 Elizabeth PA Bunola, Mon. Donora, Monessen, Fayette City
Oct 5 SABRE 1997 (2) 35 Settler's Cabin Thru McDonald backwards, Cecil, Oakdale. Liz's Birthday: 55
1998 (399) May17 Ride-For-Youth (1) 45 CCAC Boyce Campus Murrysville, Export, Meadowbrook, Plum, Lots of HILLS-4200 climb
May 23 Fort Cherry Ride (13) 26 McMurray PA Canonsburg, Fort Cherry; 3 flat tires; Jim rode us back
May 31 Pedal Pgh '98 (4) 56 Station Square Spring Garden, Riverview, Washington's Landing, Chatham College, Schenley Park
June 7 Pedal the Lakes (3) 33 Pymatuning Linesville Spillway and back, Rain, Hail, Cold wind = VERY WET
July 26 PGH Great Ride (15) 50 Pgh Technology Center Jail trail, downtown, Riverview, West, Mt. Washington, Schenley, Highland Parks
Aug 8 The Flat As We Can Make It In Western Pennsylvania Century (7) 103 Slippery Rock New Wilmington, New Hamburg, Lake Wilhelm, Clarks Mills, Five Points, Grove City and back by following the map. No markers painted on road. 20th Anniversary; Centuries=15
Aug 30 Mon Valley Century (5) 50 Elizabeth PA Monongahela, Donora, Monessen, Fayette City and back. 4 hours even!
Oct 4 SABRE 1998 (3) 36 Settler's Cabin Thru McDonald backwards, Cecil, Venice, Oakdale
1999 (367) May 2 Fort Cherry Ride (14) 40 McMurray PA Canonsburg, Fort Cherry; Stopped for Ice Cream
May 16 Pedal Pgh '99 (5) 60 Station Square Eliza Furnace Trail, Fort Duquesne Bridge, Washington's Landing, Troy Hill, Riverview, Highland, Schenley, Josephine St, Arlington Ave, Beltzhoover, Mt. Washington
May 23 Ride-For-Youth (2) 28 Murrysville PA Sloan School, Export, Slickville, Delmont - with Darlena
June 6 Pedal the Lakes (4) 66 Pymatuning Linesville Spillway, Conneaut, Marina lunch, missed food stop in East Fallowfield, and 90° on way back. Wade in Lake. Graduation party in Homestead.
July 25 PGH Great Ride (16) 55 Pgh Technology Center Eliza Furnace trail, downtown, Riverview, West End Bridge, West End Overlook, Mt. Washington, Schenley, Highland Parks; 90°+
Aug 1 Oakmont Tour (1) 32 Pgh Technology Center Eliza Furnace trail, Panther Hollow trail (over 2 trees), Washington Blvd, Harmarville, Blawnox, Sharpsburg, downtown
Aug 29 Mon Valley Century (6) 50 Elizabeth PA Monongahela, Donora, Monessen, Fayette City and back. 4 hrs-6 min. Met Sharon, Barrett, and Ken at lunch stop
Oct 3 SABRE 1999 (4) 36 Settler's Cabin Thru McDonald backwards, Cecil, Venice, Oakdale - Cool and a little drizzle
2000 (356) April 30 Fort Cherry Ride (15) 40 McMurray PA Canonsburg, Fort Cherry; Climbed over bridge on re-bar ladder
May 7 Lone Pine Ride (4) 44 McMurray PA Thomas, 84, Lone Pine, Glyde; real nice day. Liz found fans at garage sale
May 21 Pedal Pgh 2000 (6) 59 IC Light Amphitheatre Eliza Furnace Trail, North Shore, Washington's Landing, Troy Hill, Riverview, Highland, Schenley, Centre Ave., lunch, Point Park
June 4 O.T.H.E.R. Ride (1) 68 Greenville PA Over The Hills Enjoyable Ride - Orange route with Sharon, Baked Potato, Green route to Pymatuning, short time in Ohio
July 23 PGH Great Ride (17) 55 Pgh Technology Center Eliza Furnace trail, downtown, Riverview, West End Bridge, West End Overlook, Mt. Washington, Schenley, Highland Parks
Aug 20 Mon Valley Century (7) 50 Elizabeth PA Monongahela, Donora, Monessen, Fayette City and back. Saw Sharon and talked with Barrett.
Oct 22 Fort Cherry Ride (16) 40 McMurray PA Canonsburg, Fort Cherry, Houston; Fall leaves and no food
2001 (296) April 29 Fort Cherry Ride (17) 40 McMurray PA Canonsburg, Fort Cherry; Houston; Talked with Nova and Tom McGourty
May 13 Lone Pine Ride (5) 40 McMurray PA Thomas, 84, Lone Pine, Glyde; cool start
May 20 Pedal Pgh 2001 (7) 55 IC Light Amphitheatre Eliza Furnace Trail, North Shore, Washington's Landing, Troy Hill, Riverview, Highland, Schenley, Hot Metal Bridge; saw Ken, Debbie, and group a lot
June 10 Ride from Hell 57 McMurray PA Lots of hills - LONG and STEEP; hot at end, no food
July 29 PGH Great Ride (18) 54 Pgh Technology Center Eliza Furnace trail, downtown, Riverview, West End Bridge, West End Overlook, Mt. Washington, Schenley, Highland Parks
Aug 19 Mon Valley Century (8) 50 Elizabeth PA Monongahela, Donora, Monessen, Fayette City and back.
2002 (396) May 19 Pedal Pgh 2002 (8) 45 IC Light Amphitheatre Eliza Furnace Trail, North Shore, Washington's Landing, Troy Hill, Liz broke cable- SAG ride to Riverview, Highland, Schenley, Hot Metal Bridge; COLD with gloves, sweat shirt, and some rain
June 1 O.T.H.E.R. Ride (2) 68 Greenville PA Over The Hills Enjoyable Ride - Green route to Lake Whilhem, Baked Potato, Pink route to Pymatuning with Barney; sunny, very HOT at end 87°
June 9 Fort Cherry Ride (18) 41 McMurray PA Canonsburg, Fort Cherry; back via Rt. 50, trail with DARK tunnel, Valley Brook and Thomas Rd. temp in 80s
June 30 Lone Pine Ride (6) 42 McMurray PA Thomas, 84, Lone Pine, Glyde; hot day; George has a new bike!
July 21 Oakmont Tour (2) 30 Trailend 2nd Ave Eliza Furnace trail, Panther Hollow trail, Washington Blvd, Verona, Oakmont, Harmarville, Ferry to 12-mile Island, Blawnox, Highland Park Bridge, downtown - temp in 80s, 90s, 103° at end
July 28 PGH Great Ride (19) 50 Pgh Technology Center Eliza Furnace trail, downtown, Riverview, West End Bridge, Elliott Heights, Schenley, Highland Parks
Aug 11 Fort Cherry Ride (19) 40 McMurray PA Canonsburg, Fort Cherry, Houston, Canonsburg; Kathy at Cranmoor Pool; temp in 90s
Aug 25 Lone Pine Ride (7) 40 McMurray PA Thomas, 84, Lone Pine, road closed- jump over gully to Glyde; cool start
Oct 20 Fort Cherry Ride (20) 40 McMurray PA Canonsburg, Fort Cherry; Houston; 42° at start; in 50s at end; George's pants kept falling down
2003 (311) April 26 Fort Cherry Ride (21) 40 McMurray PA Canonsburg, Fort Cherry; Houston; 60° windy and damp; waited until the morning rain stopped
May 18 Pedal Pgh 2003 (9) 56 Chevy Amphitheatre Eliza Furnace Trail, North Shore, Washington's Landing (3 times), Troy Hill, Riverview, Highland, Schenley; turkeys, peacocks, Mike took photo, 430 pound cake, dancing water show; cool and windy
June 1 Lone Pine Ride (8) 40 McMurray PA Thomas, Laboratory, Lone Pine, Glyde; sunny, cool, and windy; checked on progress of Castle construction
June 22 Oakmont Tour (3) 30 Trailend 2nd Ave Eliza Furnace trail, Panther Hollow trail, Washington Blvd, Verona, Oakmont, 12-mile Island, Blawnox, Highland Park Bridge (watched locks), Dino's Ice Cream with high water mark
July 19 Fort Cherry Ride (22) 41 McMurray PA Canonsburg, Fort Cherry; back via Rt. 50, trail with DARK tunnel, Valley Brook and Thomas Rd., Arrowhead trail to Scones and Cones - real nice day
July 27 PGH Great Ride (20) 32 Pgh Technology Center Eliza Furnace trail, downtown, up Arlington Ave. down 18th St., Schenley, Highland Parks - Humid and windy, passed Barrett
Aug 17 Mon Valley Century (9) 50 Elizabeth PA Monongahela, Donora, Monessen, Fayette City and back. Overcast, short drizzle, some toothache
Aug 31 Mingo Creek Park (1) 22 McMurray PA Stopped to see Barb and Ryan - real nice day - large watering can. Still some toothache
2004 (233) May 9 Fort Cherry Ride (23) 41 McMurray PA Canonsburg, went up onto Montour trail and over new bridge, Fort Cherry, Houston
May 16 Pedal Pgh 2004 (10) 37 Chevy Amphitheatre Eliza Furnace Trail, North Shore, Washington's Landing, Troy Hill, Highland, Schenley; missed Mike, left note, Liz going to bridle shower after.
June 6 Lone Pine Ride (9) 41 McMurray PA Thomas, Laboratory, Lone Pine, Glyde; regular wildlife plus goats, peacock in full bloom, deer, mules, checked Castle update
June 27 Mingo Creek Park (2) 24 McMurray PA Cool start, nice day, large watering can, side trip to see Rt 43 overhead that replaced Mary Mattis' house. George running out of energy, surgery in 3 weeks
Sept 2 Around the Lake 15 North Park With jvv. Nice sunny day. Around lake 3 times.
Sept 26 Oakmont Tour (4) 34 Trailend 2nd Ave Eliza Furnace trail, Panther Hollow trail, Washington Blvd, Verona, Oakmont, 12-mile Island muddy, Blawnox, Highland Park Bridge, Dino's Ice Cream in Strip District, flood damage at the Point.
Oct 10 Fort Cherry Ride (24) 41 McMurray PA Canonsburg, Fort Cherry, saw lots of dead animals, Pumpkin Festival in Houston, Sarris ice cream and candy
2005 (409) April 9 Mingo Creek Park (3) 28 McMurray PA First time on bike this year. cool day. Saw lots of baby cows, horses, and goats.
May 1 Fort Cherry Ride (25) 40 McMurray PA Canonsburg, Fort Cherry, cool day, very windy, mostly in the face. Ran over Liz after food stop.
May 15 Pedal Pgh 2005 (11) 50 Chevy Amphitheatre Children's Museum, Riverview, up Zoo hill to Highland Park Reservoir, Schenley Park. Cool, windy at times, 3 shirts and jacket whole time, Mike took photo. Bad food! went to Starbucks
June 5 Montour Trail (1) 48 McMurray PA, then Montour trail Liz got flat tire heading to Lone Pine. Went back to Fireside to fix tire. Drove to Montour trail. Very hot 90's. Followed trail to Wicks Furniture and back.
June 19 Lone Pine Ride (10) 40 McMurray PA Thomas, Laboratory, Lone Pine, Glyde; nice day, lots of animals. Kicked ground hog trying to cross road.
July 10 Mingo Creek Park (4) 24 McMurray PA Warm afternoon, 90's. Visited Gail and George soccer parents with ponds. Dave and I had same paper route!
July 17 Oakmont Tour (5) 32 Trailend 2nd Ave Eliza Furnace trail, Panther Hollow trail, Washington Blvd, Verona, Oakmont, 12-mile Island, Blawnox, Highland Park Bridge, Strip District. Stopped at Vintage Grand Prix in Schenley Park after.
Aug 14 Mon Valley Century (10) 46 Elizabeth PA Monongahela, Donora, Monessen, Fayette City and back.
Sept 24 Fort Cherry Ride (26) 42 McMurray PA Canonsburg, Fort Cherry. Flipped penny to decide which way back. Returned via Cecil trail and big hill at Lawrence (Mission Hill)
Oct 16 Yough River Trail (1) 37 Boston PA Boston to Cedar Creek Park. Walked in Riverbed. No Helmets. cool temps 50's, windy at end. Liz bought handlebar bag $1.00
Oct 30 Mingo Creek Park (5) 22 McMurray PA Nice, sunny, lots of colorful leaves. Stopped at big Sycamore
2006 (406) April 9 Mingo Creek Park (6) 22 McMurray PA Liz fed grass to horses. A horse and a mule were collared together. Stopped at big Sycamore.
April 29 Maui Downhill Safari 38 Haleakala Visitor Center All downhill - no climbing. Down the volcano from 10,000 feet to sea level. See Hawaii vacation page for times and pictures.
May 13 Fort Cherry Ride (27) 41 McMurray PA Canonsburg, Fort Cherry. Slight chill 60°, wore layers. Saw blooming Dogwoods.
May 21 Pedal Pgh 2006 (12) 57 Chevy Amphitheatre Rain through Lawrenceville, sunny at end. Much better food. Then into downtown: Fifth Ave, Old Bus station rubble.
June 4 Mt Washington 21 South Side Pgh Up to Mt. Washington by McArnold Roadway. Liz flat tire at top. Down 18th Street in the rain. REI store. South Side trail, through town. Convention Center Waterfalls were on. Ice cream on Penn Ave. past Strip Dist.
June 18 Ride and Stride 43 North Park 33 miles was 50K ride. Then down Presidential, and got lost, and flat tire, back via Rt. 8 and Wildwood.
June 24 Canon-Mac H.S. 27 McMurray PA From Liz's across Rt. 19 to Canon-Mac H.S., Canonsburg, Southpointe (Frank Sarris), Arrowhead Trail, Community Day in Park
July 2 Lone Pine Ride (11) 40 McMurray PA Thomas, Laboratory, Lone Pine, Glyde; Very hot 85-104, Extra drink breaks, Rain downpour in last 5 minutes.
July 9 Oakmont Tour (6) 40 Trailend 2nd Ave Eliza Furnace trail, Panther Hollow trail, Washington Blvd, Verona, Oakmont, 12-mile Island (cooler of waleye and perch), Rt. 910 rolling hills to Indianola, Blawnox, Highland Park Bridge, Strip District. George flat tire at end. Liz wrecked car on way home.
Aug 6 South Park 30 McMurray PA Real nice day. Past wreck site, Trax farm, Piney Fork Pool, Childrens' Theater. VIP Center at old pool (Go Carts, bumper boats, mini-golf), up past Golf Course, thru Sunny Slope, and back.
Aug 13 Mon Valley Century (11) 47 Elizabeth PA Monongahela, Donora, Monessen, Fayette City and back. Real nice day. Saw Kenny at lunch stop. More than 4 miles from the end, I skidded off edge of road, Lots of Road Rash!! Put bike in lowest gear, along flat and up and over last hill.
Left Shoulder was fractured in 2 places. UPMC Presby Emergency room at 3:15 pm. Out by 5:15 pm.
2007 (133) Apr 22 Mingo Creek Park (7) 22 McMurray PA Beautiful day, 70s, George is out of shape, had to rest often on the hills.
Apr 29 Montour Trail (2) 27 Hendersonville PA Along trail, through curved tunnel, on Rt. 50 at Muck's Lunch to next trail, then straight tunnel to mile marker 14 (Quicksilver). Then back to car. Very flat.
May 6 Cherry Valley (1) 24 Fort Cherry H.S. Pretty day, but chilly. Liz wore new rain coat. Cherry Valley, Pleasant Valley, Joffre another trail starting.
May 12 Mingo Creek Park (8) 23 McMurray PA Really nice day. Still had to rest a lot on those hills.
May 20 Pedal Pgh 2007 (13) 37 Station Square I started 25, and Liz did 50. South Side trail, we split in town, then met at Children's Museum. Past Stadiums, we split at Heinz plant. I got rained on going up hill at Zoo, Liz got wet on Troy Hill. I had her rain gear. Met up in Schenley Park, Liz left crackers for Mike. Long food line at end, and lots of empty Ketchup bottles.
2008 (156) May 13 Arrowhead Trail 14 McMurray PA Started at bridge, then lower end, up to end at top of Irishtown. Our first ride since hip replacement.
June 22 Cherry Valley (2) 20 Fort Cherry HS Cherry Valley, Joffre, Burgettstown
July 20 Montour Trail (3) 20 Hendersonville PA Along trail, through curved tunnel, on Rt. 50 at Muck's Lunch to next trail. Tunnel was paved and cool. Then back to car. Very flat. 87°
July 27 Oakmont Tour (7) 33 Trailend 2nd Ave Eliza Furnace trail, Panther Hollow trail, Washington Blvd, Verona, Oakmont, 12-mile Island (feet in water at dock), Blawnox, Rita's, Highland Park Bridge, Strip District, Root Beer Float, Subway tunnel, Point Park, Hot Metal Pedestrian Bridge. 87°
July 28 Yough River Trail (1) 24 Boston ball field To West Newton train station. 84°
Sept 14 Mingo Creek Park (9) 24 McMurray PA Windy, 85+. First Hills since hip replacement. Still had to rest on hills at end.
Sept 21 Cherry Valley (3) 21 Fort Cherry HS Cherry Valley, Joffre, Burgettstown, Festival at Krepps Covered Bridge on Water Dam Rd.
2009 (556) April 25 Mingo Creek Park (10) 24 McMurray PA Windy, 80+. First Hills this year. Saw Kenny turkey hunting. Still had to rest on hills at end.
May 3 Pgh Marathon 13 Jail Trail Convention Center, Jen and Skylar, Doug finished marathon, Pizza, New Casino and Stadiums, REI store
May 12 Fort Cherry Ride (28) 30 Canonsburg PA Cecil, McDonald, Red Bull sample from Driver, Fort Cherry, Hickory, Houston, Canonsburg (no extra stops needed)
May 17 Pedal Pgh 2009 (14) 35 South Side Works I started 35, and Liz did 50. Jail trail, Point State Park, Duquesne Bridge, past Stadiums, Children's Museum. We split at Heinz plant. Liz went up Troy Hill. Met up in Lawrenceville. Highland Park, Schenley Park, saw Mike on bridge. Long food line at end: bad food.
June 5 Lone Pine Ride (12) 44 McMurray PA Thomas, Rt 519, Rankin Rd. After porta-potty hill should take Left under I79, but it was filled in with dirt. Road Dept. said to go up 2 hills and take Lefts until a bridge goes over I79. Laboratory hill, Lone Pine, Glyde, and back on Rt 519.
July 27 Oakmont Tour (8) 33 Trailend 2nd Ave Eliza Furnace trail, Panther Hollow trail, Mellon Park Concert, Washington Blvd, Verona, Oakmont, 12-mile Island (lots of boat traffic), Blawnox, Rita's, Highland Park Bridge, Strip District, Cokes at Klavon's, New Casino, Point Park. 85° windy. George has new Schwinn Hybrid bike.
Aug 9 Mon Valley Century (12) 47 Elizabeth PA Monongahela, Donora, Monessen, Fayette City and back. Hot day 90° windy. Saw Kenny at lunch stop. Kenny had seen Barrett. Mr V was not home - called Liz later. No injuries.
Sept 19 Pgh-to-DC (7 miles)
See bike trip web page
7 Dravosburg PA to Boston PA, Day 0 - Left from George's House, down the hill, through McKeesport, picked up trail at Port Vue bridge.
Dinner and Lodging at George's House
Sept 20 Pgh-to-DC (64 miles)
57 Boston PA to Ohiopyle PA, Day 1
Dinner and Lodging at Trillium Lodge
Sept 21 Pgh-to-DC (128 miles)
64 Ohiopyle PA to Frostburg MD, Day 2
Dinner and Lodging at The Castle
Sept 22 Pgh-to-DC (201 miles)
73 Frostburg MD to Hancock MD, Day 3
Dinner at Tari's and Lodging at Inn at Berkeley Springs
Sept 23 Pgh-to-DC (255 miles)
54 Hancock MD to Shepherdstown WV, Day 4
Dinner and Lodging at The Bavarian Inn
Sept 24 Pgh-to-DC (307 miles)
52 Shepherdstown WV to Violettes Lock MD, Day 5
Dinner at The Brewery in Frederick MD and Lodging at Inn at Buckeystown
Sept 25 Pgh-to-DC (330 miles)
23 Violettes Lock MD to Washington DC, Day 6
Dinner and Lodging at Home
2010 (396) April 8 Mingo Creek Park (11) 22 McMurray PA Windy, 70+, some rain at end. First Hills this year. Still had to rest on hills. George rode 41 miles on Boston trail yesterday. Went to Library lecture at 7pm.
April 30 Fort Cherry Ride (29) 34 Southpoint PA Canonsburg, Cecil, took stairs with bike wheel track up to trail, McDonald, Fort Cherry, woman biker joined us at Water Dam Rd condos, Hickory, Houston, Canonsburg. 80+° windy. Rested in cool Ice-oplex.
May 16 Pedal Pgh 2010 (15) 45 South Side Works I started 35, and Liz did 50. Jail trail, Point State Park, Duquesne Bridge, past Stadiums, Children's Museum. We split at Heinz plant. Liz went up Troy Hill. Met up after 16th St. bridge. Up the hill, through the Zoo, Highland Park, Schenley Park, saw Mike on bridge. He shot photos of us on bridge and across from Library. Long food line at end: bad food. Then went back into town to the Consol Arena, stopped for drink, then back to south side.
June 4 Trail Connections 25 McMurray PA Down to Arrowhead trail, down to crossover to new section, another crossover and through tunnel (paved and reflectors) to Aunt BB's and up steps, looped around and back the same way. It was raining hard as we left the trail (1 inch), then strong wind and hail (pea size), real wet when we got back. Piles of hail still in front yard.
June 13 Oakmont Tour (9) 33 Trailend 2nd Ave Eliza Furnace trail, Panther Hollow trail, Washington Blvd, Verona, Oakmont, 12-mile Island, Blawnox, Rita's, Highland Park Bridge, Strip District. On the way through town, Liberty Ave was blocked off.
June 27 Lone Pine Ride (13) 18 Laboratory PA Left from church lot on Laboratory hill, Lone Pine, Glyde, and back on Rt 40. Stopped at Antique Shop.
July 11 Cherry Valley (4) 24 Fort Cherry HS Cherry Valley, Joffre, Goblin, Burgettstown, Water Dam Rd.
Aug 8 Mon Valley Century (13) 47 Elizabeth PA Monongahela, Donora, Monessen, Fayette City and back. Saw Kenny at Fayette City and again leaving lunch stop. Butt was sore at end.
Sept 3 Cherry Valley (5) 23 Fort Cherry HS Cherry Valley, Joffre, Burgettstown, Water Dam Rd. Very Windy, 85°, Geese and turkeys in field with teepee. Deer was a statue. Rained after getting back.
Sept 25 Tour the Montour (1) 62 Coraopolis PA Robinson Township, behind Costco and Home Depot, Cecil, to Peters Township. Turn around and back to Brothers Grimm for food. Thru 3 tunnels, lots of bridges, twice. Windy, slightly cool. Won $10 gift Cert.
Oct 11 Trail to Ohiopyle (1) 63 Perryopolis PA Left small parking lot. Rest stop in Connellsville. Toured Ohiopyle - Liz got neon-lime jacket at Wilderness Voyageurs. Lunch from store. Visited the falls. Got ice cream at camping place on way back. Then lots of bugs as the sun was going down. We rode off into the sunset.
2011 (236) May 10 Cherry Valley (6) 20 Fort Cherry HS Cherry Valley, Joffre, Burgettstown, Water Dam Rd. Windy on way back. Saw Deer in field and at Liz's yard.
May 22 Pedal Pgh 2011 (16) 37 South Side Works I started 35, and Liz did 50. Some sprinkle, but sunny and hot at end. Jail trail, Point State Park, Duquesne Bridge, past Stadiums, Children's Museum. We split at Heinz plant. Liz went up Troy Hill. Met up after 16th St. bridge. Up the hill, through the Zoo, Highland Park, Schenley Park. Skipped long food line.
June 3 Fort Cherry Ride (30) 33 Southpoint PA Canonsburg, Cecil, McDonald, Fort Cherry, Dam Rd, Hickory, Houston, Canonsburg. Started in 60's, ended in 80's. Had dinner in Otto's Pub.
June 12 Oakmont Tour (10) 32 Trailend 2nd Ave Panther Hollow trail, Washington Blvd, Verona, Pastries at Oakmont Bakery, 12-mile Island, Blawnox, Highland Park Bridge, Strip District. On the way through town, Liberty Ave was blocked off. Walked through Arts Festival. Biked to Parking Wharf, then Eliza Furnace trail.
June 26 Lone Pine Ride (14) 18 Laboratory PA Left from church lot on Laboratory hill, Lone Pine, Glyde, and back on Rt 40. Light sprinkle.
July 10 Trail to Ohiopyle (2) 63 Perryopolis PA Left small parking lot. Rest stop in Connellsville. Snake in the rocks. Toured crowded Ohiopyle. Cooled feet in river. Dinner at Wendy's in Connellsville. There were hundreds of people and rafts on Yough. Got ice cream at camping place on way back. Long time in the saddle.
Sept 25 Cherry Valley (7) 16 Fort Cherry HS Cherry Valley, Joffre, Water Dam Rd. Windy on way back.
Nov 7 Trail Connections (1) 17 McMurray PA Bebout Rd closed - Trail detour. Trail to Rt 88 at RiteAid. Across bridge over Clifton at Al's Cafe, on to Logan Rd. Saw 5 deer along trail. They didn't run away. Then back up hill to Liz's.
2012 (312) April 5 Mingo Creek Park (12) 22 McMurray PA First Hills this year. Peacock at Mingo entrance. New trail in Park with lots of bridges. Parts of alternate return were steep.
April 20 Fort Cherry Ride (31) 33 Southpoint PA Canonsburg, Cecil, McDonald, Fort Cherry, Hickory, Ice Cream store closed, saw Kenny on way back, Houston, Canonsburg. 80° sunny windy.
May 20 Oakmont Tour (11) 36 Trailend 2nd Ave Panther Hollow trail, Washington Blvd, Verona, 12-mile Island, feet in River at Marina, Blawnox, Highland Park Bridge, Strip District. then Eliza Furnace trail. Up Panther Hollow trail 2nd time, Looked for Mike in Lecture Hall. Talked to Mr. McFeely, Children's Festival. Down Panther Hollow trail to car. 90° at end
June 8 Lone Pine Ride (15) 18 Laboratory PA Left from church lot on Laboratory hill, Lone Pine, donkeys along road. Saw hay bales being wrapped in plastic. Video. rolled off Video and Photo. Glyde, and back on Rt 40.
June 24 Fort Cherry Ride (32) 33 Southpoint PA Canonsburg, Cecil, saw Panhandle Trail in McDonald, Fort Cherry, Hickory, Houston, Canonsburg. few rain drops near start, 90° at end.
Aug 5 Pedal Pgh 2012 (17) 28 South Side Works Saw Barrett at start. Did One Loop: Downtown, North Side, Liberty Ave to Highland Park, Schenley Park. Started to rain in Oakland. then back. Soaked through. Beer samples.
Aug 30 Mon Valley Tour (1) 29 McKeesport PA Marina, Downtown, across Mon, Duquesne, back of Kennywood, under Rankin bridge, Waterfront town houses and Food places, Sandcastle and back to Marina. Many bridges: up and down ramps. Along Walnut St, across Yough to trail at Boston. Then back, and short Mckee Point.
Sept 13 Montour Trail (4) 51 McMurray PA Down to Arrowhead trail, then on Montour trail, across Rt. 50 and up steps. Tunnels and new bridges. Stopped at hall in Imperial. Saw deer, young turkeys, lots of chipmunks and grasshoppers. Stopped at Tandem Connection on way back. Tough hill at end.
Oct 13 Trail to Ohiopyle (3) 62 Perryopolis PA Left small parking lot at 30° with gloves, hats, tights, many layers. Frost on grass and bushes. Rest stop in Connellsville. Cold feet. Flock of turkeys. View from Snake Rock. Trees just starting to change in Ohiopyle. Dinner at Wendy's in Connellsville. Long time in the saddle. 62° at end.
2013 (295) May 16 Fort Cherry Ride (33) 33 Southpoint PA Canonsburg, Cecil, McDonald, Fort Cherry. Saw ducks in-a-row (Mom, 3 chicks, Dad) in lake, Hickory, Houston, Canonsburg. Lots of green rolling fields and running cows.
May 22 Lone Pine Ride (16) 18 Laboratory PA Left from church lot on Laboratory hill. Liz got Pittsburgh shirt at Lone Pine truck stop. Glyde, and back on Rt 40. No one home at Joe's.
June 2 Fresh Farm Ride (1) 56 North Park Ice Rink Wrong turn at first intersection added 4 miles (followed utility arrow). Lots of HILLS (had to walk up partway on 2 of them). Water shortage. Didn't get rained on, even though the forecast was bad. Did get some food and beer.
June 23 Oakmont Tour (12) 31 Trailend 2nd Ave Panther Hollow trail, Washington Blvd, lots of Jet Skiis at 12-mile Island Marina. Watched boats go through locks under Highland Park Bridge, stopped at Sewing place in Lawrenceville. Klavon's was closed. Went down to the Point Fountain. Spray felt good on warm day. Then Eliza Furnace trail back.
June 30 Panhandle Trail (1) 38 McDonald PA Usual route to Primrose was closed, missing bridge. Rain came down hard on trail (splashed with white mud). Went to Colliers WV. Saw state border signs on way back. Left trail at Joffre, then along Cherry Valley. Rain really poured down, stopped at big horse farm barn. Started to clear on hill up to Fort Cherry HS. Then went down the one-mile Fort Cherry hill. (We had pumped up that hill 33 times.) Started to sprinkle on the road back to McDonald, then more hard rain as we loaded the bikes on the car. We were wetter than wet.
Aug 11 Mon Valley Century (14) 47 Elizabeth PA Monongahela, Donora, Monessen, Belle Vernon, Fayette City and back. Saw misty mountains along the way. Lots of food at rest stop.
Aug 25 Pedal Pgh 2013 (18) 51 South Side Works Downtown, North Side, we split at Heinz Plant. Liz went up Troy Hill to Riverview Park. We met again on Jacksonia. Saw interesting house. North Shore, Liberty Ave to Highland Park, Schenley Park, and back to South Side. Beer samples. Went to Warhol Bridge to see Knit the Bridge.
Sept 27 Cherry Valley (8) 21 Fort Cherry HS Cherry Valley, Joffre, Panhandle Trail to Burgettstown, Water Dam Rd, and back. Left before school let out.
2014 (249) May 18 Piney Fork Clairton (1) 20 Piney Fork Pool Follow Peters Creek to Large, cross Rt. 51, then to Clairton. Liz ran over a snake on way back.
May 24 Fort Cherry Ride (34) 33 Southpoint PA Canonsburg, Cecil. Saw slot machines. McDonald, Fort Cherry. Saw ducks in-a-row (Mom, 6 chicks, Dad) in lake, Hickory, Houston, Canonsburg. Lots of caterpillars on roads and along curb in Southpoint.
June 1 Fresh Farm Ride (2) 26 North Park Ice Rink Yes there were hills. Saw some new mansions. Strange food and root beer wasn't that special. Saw snake in water. Saw Rachel, Betty Jo, and Ed (from the DC ride) at the end.
June 22 Oakmont Tour (13) 31 Trailend 2nd Ave Panther Hollow trail, Washington Blvd, Oakmont Bakery, supports for new Hulton bridge started. Jet Skis, boats and kayaks at Maple (aka 12-mile) Island Marina. Rita's, then root beer floats at Klavon's. Strawberries in Strip Dustrict. JazzFest blocked streets in town. Then Eliza Furnace trail back.
July 13 Lone Pine Ride (17) 17 Laboratory PA Left from church lot on Laboratory hill. Skipped Lone Pine truck stop. George had flat tire. Glyde, and back on Rt 40. Ground was wet at start, but didn't get rained on. Got peaches at Simmons.
Aug 2 Steel Valley (2) 35 McKeesport PA Marina, across Mon, Duquesne, behind Kennywood, Waterfront town houses, past Sandcastle, and past Eagle Viewing. Followed trail along Mon to Station Square. Through Point, over Fort Duquesne bridge, to Casino. Back via Jail Trail and Hot Metal Bridge. Snack at Giant Eagle. Helped Drew's broken chain on bridge.
Aug 24 Pedal Pgh 2014 (19) 45 South Side Park Downtown, North Side, we split at Heinz Plant. Liz went up Troy Hill to Riverview Park. George went up Perrysville to Riverview Park. North Shore, Liberty Ave to Highland Park, Schenley Park, Oakland, and back to South Side Park. Beer samples. Saw our picture on poster at Wilderness Voyageurs booth. Liz did 50 miles.
Oct 1 Panhandle Trail (2) 42 McDonald PA Stayed on trail the entire way to outskirts of Weirton, WV and back. Saw very few people. Some leaves starting to turn. Lunch break on way back was at the creek's edge, with a tire swing. Picked ears in corn field.
2015 (620) May 5 Fort Cherry Ride (35) 32 Southpoint PA Canonsburg, Cecil, McDonald, Fort Cherry. Stopped to talk to cows and horses, Hickory, Houston, Canonsburg. Saw Kenny at Tandem Connection. White birches cut down by driveway. 84°
June 5 Lone Pine Ride (18) 17 Laboratory PA Left from church lot. Skipped truck stop. Glyde, and back on Rt 40. Stopped for fruit snacks at big Sycamore.(Saw owner at Pancake bar later.) Coke at Old Trails Cafe. Spring House. Rained when we got back. Concert at South Park.
June 14 Trail Connections (2) 17 Arrowhead Trail Across bridge over Clifton at Al's Cafe, to Logan Rd dead end. Back to Montour Trail to new bridge over Rt 88 at RiteAid. Back through the Park with ball games to Bebout Rd. To Liz's old house and visit neighbor BD party.
July 11 Erie Canal-1
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  Dravosburg PA Picked up Liz - Drove to Buffalo NY
Dinner and Tent at Nichols School
July 12 Erie Canal-1 (48 miles)
48 Buffalo NY to Medina NY, Day 1 - Amherst, Lockport, Middleport
Dinner and Tent at Clifford H. Wise Middle School
July 13 Erie Canal-1 (117 miles)
69 Medina NY to Fairport NY, Day 2 - Albion, Holley, Spencerport, Rochester
Dinner and Tent at Martha Brown Middle School
July 14 Erie Canal-1 (171 miles)
54 Fairport NY to Seneca Falls NY, Day 3 - Palmyra, Lyons, Clyde
Dinner at Parker's Grille and Tent at Mynderse Academy
July 15 Erie Canal-1 (212 miles)
41 Seneca Falls NY to Syracuse NY, Day 4 - Port Byron, Jordan, Camillus
Dinner and Tent at Zoo in Burnet Park
July 16 Erie Canal-1 (261 miles)
49 Syracuse NY to Rome NY, Day 5 - Chittenango, Canastota
Dinner at Franklin Hotel and Tent at Fort Stanwix National Monument
July 17 Erie Canal-1 (328 miles)
67 Rome NY to Canajoharie NY, Day 6 - Utica, Schuyler, Ilion, Little Falls
Dinner at Arkel Museum and Tent at Canajoharie High School
July 18 Erie Canal-1 (374 miles)
46 Canajoharie NY to Niskayuna NY, Day 7 - Glen, Pattersonville, Rotterdam
Dinner and Tent at Schenectady Jewish Community Center
July 19 Erie Canal-1 (403 miles)
29 Niskayuna NY to Albany NY, Day 8 - Cohoes Falls, Peebles Island, Quackenbush Square
Shuttle, then Lodging at Econolodge, Buffalo
July 20 Niagara Falls 4 Niagara Falls NY View the Falls, Tim Horton's and Casinos. Drove back to Pittsburgh
Aug 16 Oakmont Tour (14) 30 Trailend 2nd Ave Panther Hollow trail, Washington Blvd, newly paved roads, over old Hulton bridge, new one under construction. Lots of boats at Maple (aka 12-mile) Island Marina. Rita's Gelati. 2 boats in Highland Park lock. Klavon's was crowded - settled for Coke at McDonalds. New Bike Lanes through Downtown. Through Market Square and PPG plaza. Then Eliza Furnace trail back. 90° at end.
Aug 23 Piney Fork Clairton (2) 22 Piney Fork Stewart Lot Follow Peters Creek to Large, cross Rt. 51, then to Clairton. Went over Glassport Bridge. Saw full and empty barges. Saw Becky. Saw deer in Peters Creek. George ran over a snake on way back.
Aug 30 Pedal Pgh 2015 (20) 26 South Side Park Five days since Liz was hit. Had to wait for a train to pass. Downtown, North Side, Liberty Ave to Highland Park. Red Bull car at rest stop. Saw people in Star Wars costumes. Little girls selling Lemonade, Schenley Park, rode through a water spray (Video 0:35), Oakland Plaza, rode in Fifth Ave to Birmingham bridge, and back to South Side Park. Beer sample and fruit.
Sept 24 Panhandle Trail (3) 23 Primrose Through McDonald and Oakdale to end at Walkers Mill. Saw shoes on posts to remember Amy. Then back to start, and the other direction to Midway.
Oct 12 Trail to Ohiopyle (4) 46 Dawson PA Drove through flock of turkeys over road. Dawson parking lot was chilly. Saw geese in Connellsville. View from Snake Rock (0:50). Real blue sky, sun filtering through trees. Ohiopyle Falls. Lots of kayakers (0:30) on the Yough. On the way back, lots of reflections on the Yough.
2016 (640) April 17 Mingo Creek Park (13) 22 McMurray PA First Hills this year. Stopped at big Sycamore tree, picnic bench, and hillside lake. Needed rest stops on hills at end. 80°
April 30 Steel Valley Bicycle Tour (1) 30 Waterfront Square Along trail to Pump House, behind Kennywood, rest stop in McKeesport, Glassport, across bridge to rest stop in Clairton. Then back to start. I biked down to eagle's nest. Saw Mom flying around to protect her area.
June 1 Fort Cherry Ride (36) 33 Southpoint PA Canonsburg, Cecil, McDonald, stopped for banana and George had small snake on his lap. Fort Cherry, rest stop at Waterdam Village, Hickory, Houston, Canonsburg. 17-Year Cicadas were very loud at times. 87° at end
June 9 Lone Pine Ride (19) 18 Laboratory PA Left from church lot. Ice cream sandwich at truck stop, and a cold walk-in beer cooler. Glyde, and back on Rt 40. Coke at Old Trails Bar downstairs. Cicadas were still real loud at times. Lots of them flying around and landing on us. Lots of dead ones on ground.
June 26 Oakmont Tour (15) 30 Trailend 2nd Ave Panther Hollow trail, Washington Blvd, new Hulton bridge. Lots of boats at Maple (aka 12-mile) Island Marina. Rock Fall Zone on way back gave us a wide bike lane. Rita's Gelati. No boats in Highland Park lock. Butler St. was crowded with several events. Coke at McDonalds. Bike Lanes through Downtown. Then Eliza Furnace trail back. 90°
July 9 Erie Canal-2
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  Dravosburg PA Picked up Liz - Drove to Buffalo NY
Dinner and Tent at Nichols School
July 10 Erie Canal-2 (49 miles)
49 Buffalo NY to Medina NY, Day 1 - Amherst, Lockport, Middleport
Dinner and Tent at Clifford H. Wise Middle School
July 11 Erie Canal-2 (106 miles)
57 Medina NY to Pittsford NY, Day 2 - Albion, Holley, Spencerport, Rochester
Dinner and Tent at Jefferson Road Elementary School
July 12 Erie Canal-2 (164 miles)
58 Pittsford NY to Seneca Falls NY, Day 3 - Palmyra, Newark, Lyons, Clyde
Dinner at Parker's Grille and Tent at Mynderse Academy
July 13 Erie Canal-2 (205 miles)
41 Seneca Falls NY to Syracuse NY, Day 4 - Port Byron, Jordan, Camillus
Dinner and Tent at Zoo in Burnet Park
July 14 Erie Canal-2 (253 miles)
48 Syracuse NY to Rome NY, Day 5 - Chittenango, Canastota, Lock 21
Dinner at Franklin Hotel and Tent at Fort Stanwix National Monument
July 15 Erie Canal-2 (317 miles)
64 Rome NY to Canajoharie NY, Day 6 - Utica, Schuyler, Ilion, Little Falls
Dinner at Arkel Museum and Tent at Canajoharie High School
July 16 Erie Canal-2 (363 miles)
46 Canajoharie NY to Niskayuna NY, Day 7 - Glen, Pattersonville, Mabee Farm
Dinner and Tent at Schenectady Jewish Community Center
July 17 Erie Canal-2 (392 miles)
29 Niskayuna NY to Albany NY, Day 8 - Cohoes Falls, Peebles Island, Quackenbush Square
Shuttle, then Lodging at Cornell, Ithaca NY
Aug 28 Pedal Pgh 2016 (21) 45 South Side Park Banana at 7am Start in Southside Riverfront Park. Pretzels at Riverview Park. Crackers at Highland Park. Smiley Cookie at Schenley Park. Oakland loop then down Panther Hollow trail to Watermellon at finish. Liz did 50 miles. 93° at end
Sept 21 Piney Fork Clairton (3) 24 Piney Fork Stewart Lot Follow Peters Creek to Large, cross Rt. 51, then to Clairton. Went over Glassport Bridge. Saw full and empty barges. Snack along Peters Creek. Went around a snake on way back.
Oct 18 Trail to Ohiopyle (5) 46 Dawson PA Saw ducks and geese in Connellsville. Snake Rock views: River, trail, and through trees. Ohiopyle views: tree colors, Falls Market, on bridge over Yough. Large Strawberry sundae for lunch. On the way back: lots of reflections on the Yough, and new TeePees at Rivers Edge campground. Near end, we were riding side-by-side, and ran over a long snake at the same time. Liz at the head, me at the tail.
2017 (296) March 25 Panhandle Trail (4)
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Arrowhead Trail
Headed east to Walkers Mill. Back to McDonald. Some parts looked familiar. Saw goldfish, duck and turtle in quarry. Stopped to visit Tom and Nova. On Arrowhead trail, to Montour trail and bridge over Rt. 88. Ramp completed on other side. 73°
April 5 Lone Pine Ride (20) 18 Laboratory PA Left from church lot. Ice cream sandwich at truck stop. Glyde, and back on Rt 40. Picked up pictures at Redford's. Visited Kenny at Tandem.
May 20 Katy Trail
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  Pittsburgh PA Fly Southwest to St. Louis MO
Dinner at Ameristar Casino and Stayed at Best Western in St. Charles MO
May 21 Katy Trail (38 miles) 38 Clinton MO to Sedalia MO, Day 1 - Calhoun, Windsor, Green Ridge
Dinner at Fitters Pub and Stayed at Hotel Bothwell
May 22 Katy Trail (88 miles) 50 Sedalia MO to Rocheport MO, Day 2 - Clifton City, Pilot Grove, Boonville
Dinner at Mayor's General Store and Stayed at School House B&B
May 23 Katy Trail (126 miles) 38 Rocheport MO to Jefferson City MO, Day 3 - McBaine, Hartsburg, North Jefferson
Dinner at Madison's and Stayed at Capital Plaza Hotel
May 24 Katy Trail (174 miles) 48 Jefferson City MO to Hermann MO, Day 4 - Tebbets, Portland, Rhineland
Dinner at Tin Mill Restaurant and Stayed at Hermann Crown Suites
May 25 Katy Trail (213 miles) 39 Hermann MO to Augusta MO, Day 5 - Treloar, Marthasville, Daniel Boone Monument
Dinner at Kate's Coffee and Stayed at Red Brick Inn
May 26 Katy Trail (241 miles) 28 Augusta MO to St. Charles MO, Day 6 - Weldon Spring, Greens Bottom
Lunch at Trail Head Brewing
June 29 Cherry Valley (9) 13 Fort Cherry HS Fort Cherry Rd to Rt. 50 in Hickery, down Hickery Hill, to Water Dam Rd, and back up via Cherry Valley.
2018 (147) June 29 Trail Connections (4) 14 Tandem Conn. Headed north on trail. New bridge over Rt. 50. Through National tunnel: lighted, very cool, water dripping down. 85° elsewhere. First time on bike this year and 3 1/2 months since right hip replacement.
July 7 Cherry Valley (10) 18 Fort Cherry HS Cherry Valley, Joffre, Water Dam Rd, and back. I had to pump up front tire twice. Rested on last hill twice. Brought macaroni.
July 14 Piney Fork Clairton (4) 20 Arrowhead Trail On Arrowhead to Montour Trail. Crossed Rt. 88 and followed to Stewart lot. Trail was rough from previous flooding. Pumped up front tire at Triphammer Rd. Replaced front tube on Piney Fork Rd. At Large, crossed Rt. 51, then to Clairton. Stopped at Mini Mart. While going over Glassport Bridge, front tire was flat again. Replaced front tube again. Called Jim. Took trail back to Rt. 51, where Jim picked us up, and drove back on 43, to my car.
Aug 26 Pedal Pgh 2018 (22) 27 South Side Park Slow stop and go at Group Start in Southside Riverfront Park. Through north side and Bloomfield, to Apple slices at Highland Park. Tomato and Garlic festival at Phipps Conservatory. Smiley Cookies at Schenley Park. Two guys on very tall bikes. Oakland loop then down Panther Hollow trail. Liz and George across Hot Metal Bridge, to beer at finish. Evening dinner and movie.
Sept 23 Trail Connections (5) 33 McMurray PA Arrowhead trail. Connects to Montour trail. New bridge over Rt. 50. Through 2 tunnels. Panhandle connector to McDonald Tressle, to Primrose. Back to large Cone at Tandem Conn. and up the Arrowhead.
Oct 31 Trail to Ohiopyle (6) 35 Connellsville PA Started in Connellsville. Noticed a lot of waterfalls along the way. At Snake Rock. Small Strawberry sundae for lunch. Returning from Ohiopyle: looking back upstream, looking forward downstream. On the way, a large tree had fallen across the trail. We had to walk the bikes through the underbrush along the edge of the hill that went down to the river. On the way back, we decided to stop where the tree was blocking the trail, to take a picture. Well, we kept going and going, but no tree. Somehow, in the few hours from when we got around that tree, then spent time in Ohiopyle and headed back, some crew had managed to get on the trail and remove that tree without a trace. It was gone!
2019
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Oct 15 Trail Connections (6) 15 Tandem Conn. From Tandem, headed north on trail. New bridge over Rt. 50. Through National tunnel: lighted, very cool, water dripping down. Our first ride together this year. It is 5 months since my right knee replacement. Saw I-79 construction. Met Penny on trail.
2020 (342) March 26 Trail Connections (7) 12 Tandem Conn. From Tandem, headed north on trail. New bridge over Rt. 50. Through National tunnel: lighted, very cool, water dripping down. Saw I-79 construction. Parking Lots over-flowing. Lots of People and Kids on Trail, due to Virus Stay-at-Home rules.
April 6 Panhandle Trail (5) 15 McDonald PA Headed east to Walkers Mill. Back to McDonald. Some parts looked familiar. Saw goldfish and heard turtle in quarry. Trees were blooming. Lots of people on trail.
April 25 Trail Connections (8) 15 Peterswood Park Up Arrowhead trail to Allegheny County. Back down and Left to Library. Across Rt. 88 to New Bridge at Summit Station, then past Piney Forks, and on to Triphammer Rd. Then back up some hills to the Park. Lots of people on Trail.
May 7 Steel Valley (3) 20 McKeesport PA Police lot, across Mon on Windy bridge, Duquesne, behind Kennywood, Waterfront town houses (Saw donkey and 8 goats), past Sandcastle, and to Eagle Viewing. Visited Tosh on way back. Mckeesport Bridge was Really Windy, and then we turned right into the wind. Last mile and a half was tough into headwind.
May 20 Piney Fork Clairton (5) 22 Stewart Lot Behind Piney Fork Pool, to Triphammer Rd, then down to Rt. 51, then to Clairton. Went over Glassport Bridge, saw coal or coke. Then back across 51, and all the way up to Piney Fork. Lots of traffic at tunnel with sharp turn. We made it back without any problems like 2 years ago. The wind actually helped a little coming back.
May 31 Costco to Pgh (1) 21 Homestead Waterfront Past Eagle Nest Viewing, across Hot Metal Bridge to Jail Trail. Up Grant St, down Penn Ave. Down Switchback ramp at Smithfield St. Bridge to Parking Wharf, along the Mon to the Point. Snacked at Fountain. View of Ohio River and Pgh Skyline. View from bridge on way back. At Waterfront, passed the goats and visited Tosh.
June 7 Oakmont Tour (16) 30 Trailend 2nd Ave Panther Hollow trail, Washington Blvd, Allegheny River Blvd. Visited new Oakmont Bakery. Across Hulton bridge. Lots of activity at Maple (aka 12-mile) Island Marina. Rock Fall Zone on way back gave us a wide bike lane. Rita's was closed. 3 boats in Highland Park lock. Butler St. Bike Lanes through Downtown. Then Eliza Furnace trail back.
June 14 McKeesport Dravo (1) 20 McKeesport Marina Past Projects to Port Vue Bridge to Boston. Met Mary Agnes and biked with us to Dravo Cemetery. Used Allen wrench to fix guy's handlebars. Liz and I walked to Yough River through the Boy Scout camp. On way back, stayed on same side of river, and crossed over Yough bridge walkway, back to parking lot.
June 21 Cherry Valley (11) 17 Fort Cherry HS Cherry Valley, Joffre, Water Dam Rd, snacked at end of Waterdam Commons. Said Hi to cows in stream, and back. I had to walk up the last half of the last hill. 88°
June 28 Trail Connections (9) 25 Tandem Conn. From Tandem, headed north on trail. Bridge over Rt. 50. Through National tunnel: lighted, very cool, water dripping down. Saw I-79 construction. We went under Southern Beltway construction: tall supports, huge girders, curves around McDonald. Down connector to Panhandle trail. Saw beltway open beams and more beams on the ground.
July 5 Costco to Pgh (2) 16 Homestead Waterfront Past Eagle Nest Viewing, across Hot Metal Bridge to Jail Trail. Down Switchback ramp to Parking Wharf, along the Mon to the Point. Snacked at Fountain. Liz cooled feet in water. View of Pgh Skyline and downed tree. Went up Smithfield St. to Kaufmanns Bldg. Went up to 5th floor desk of Even Hotel. Down Grant St. to trail, and back to Costco.
July 11 Trail Connections (10) 13 McMurray PA Up Arrowhead trail into Allegheny County. To the end in Bethel Park at Irishtown Rd. Then back down, past the start, to the big No Parking lot, then back up to the start. Nice sunny afternoon after, a rainy morning.
July 26 Oakmont Tour (17) 30 Trailend 2nd Ave Panther Hollow trail, Washington Blvd, Allegheny River Blvd. Crossing Hulton bridge, saw paddle board, canoe and motor boats. Snacks at Marina and girls on boards. Rock Fall Zone on way back. Rita's is gone. Got heat exhaustion in Lawrenceville Sunoco. Butler St. Root beer float at Klavon's. Bike Lanes through Downtown. Then Eliza Furnace trail back.
Aug 23 McKeesport Dravo (2) 13 Boston Bridge Headed toward McKeesport along trail, up and around pipe co. and along River to 10th ward. Up ramp, over Yough bridge and to police lot. Back through Marina, over Port Vue bridge to Boston. While coming back, noticed that it had rained while we were gone. Sunny, we headed to Dravo Cemetery, but 2 miles up, it started to rain and big thunder overhead. Waited on porch of canoe place until it slowed down. Back in Boston, Liz visited Betsy's Shoppe while we dried out. Jim hosed off bikes in driveway.
Aug 30 Pedal Pgh 2020 (23) 29 South Side Park We followed the Pink markers (40 mile) through downtown, Point Park, Fort Duquesne bridge to north side. Actually talked to Randy at Randyland (Liz met his cousin). Lots of climbing on Brighton Rd. finally ended at Riverview Park. Made that our rest stop, and saw the observatory on Observatory Hill. More climbing and steep downhills. Then we passed on another climb, and headed down to 16th Street Bridge. Made a left out to 28th St. for a Root Beer Float at Klavon's. Then through Pgh to Fountain at the Point. Up ramp to Smithfield St. bridge and back through south side to car.
Sept 26 Lone Pine Ride (21) 15 Truck Stop Left from truck stop. Brush Rd to Glyde, out to Rt 40. Then turned around and same route back. I made it up the hills, even the steep entrance to the truck stop at the end. Roads had oil and chips, but it had been pounded down by the cars.
Oct 23 Yough River Trail (2) 29 Boston Bridge Stopped at Dravo Cemetary and walked through Scout Troop 99 campsite down to the Yough. Past Sutersville to West Newton train station. Stopped at Rusty Falls (from Acid Mine Drainage) on way back to Dravo Cemetary, and back to my car in Boston. 83°
TOTAL: 11,167 Miles