The All Rando Pannier Episode
Odds and ends on my mind, inbcluding follow ups and a suggestion for some Black History month learning with a bike touring twist.
Followup on closures and detours
Highway 1 – road is still closed but CalTrans is on it but there’s no timeline.
Followup on bikepacking setup
FOTS Reinhart Bigl… how about replace that fork with a new one with proper brazons and get those fork cages?
Followup on the route scouting trip
FOTS Todd Grossbeck brings some knowledge!
short rail trail through Chambersburg that you can pick up before you get into downtown Chambersburg (confirmed!)
There are a fair amount of Amish folks on bikes north of Chambersburg, so people expect to see a bicycle on Rt 11.
30 east out of Chambersburg is as rough as I thought it was. The shoulder appears again one town over in Fayetteville and there is a campground in Caledonia state park (right off of 30), and the park is beautiful.
RockWilliam2 does the same…
I just listened to your podcast about your DC to NY trip. I live in Mont Alto, Pennsylvania and frequently bike on both route 11 and route 30. I’m sure you have seen this, but if not Maryland 63 might be a “less traveled” route that would still support bikes. By using this you could go from Williamsport MD and connect with route 11 outside of Greencastle PA. This route is mostly rural and avoids riding through the center of Hagerstown.
Good luck! Let me know if you need anything when you are up this way!
Little Clown Bike love
Have enjoyed your show and tales of adventure for a few years- especially the fables and foibles of your Brompton upgrades and travels. I ride a Bike Friday as far as I can…2020 limited me to an island in the pacific.
Some Black History Month watching and reading
The 25th Infantry’s bicycle trip from Missoula, Montana, to St. Louis, Missouri in 1897. 2000 miles on steel tires, averaging about 60 miles per day! The Black infantry was “volunteered” to test a theory that the bicycle would replace the horse in transporting men for the army. Fascinating look at the amazing feat these Black soldiers accomplished, despite the obstacles.
Bicycle Corps: America’s Black Army on Wheels (PBS