Wednesday, December 2, 2009

The C&O (Chesapeake & Ohio Canal)

Rode the C&O with Anna on her morning commute into work…

It’s a hardcore commute; about 35 miles from where we started @ white ferry in Frederick MD to WA DC.  The first ten miles were petty muddy and the temp was 35 degrees (when we fist started @ 6:40).

The C&O goes all they way from DC to Pittsburgh! Has free camping sites along the sides of the trail and it pretty well maintained.  Some of the views are amazing including large rock structures waterfalls and views of the Potomac. The trail is flat and strait dirt road that only maintenance cars are allowed on.  Despite being flat and free of rocks I managed to get a flat tire from some broken glass.  Anna was kind enough to wait for me despite me making her late for work.  I turned around 28 miles in to are tri to DC (7 miles shy of getting all the way into the city) for me it was 56 miles round trip and that took me about 5 and a half hours including a few brief stops.  I defiantly would like to ride this trail some more. Next time I will bring a camera along to get some photos of the more beautiful sections.

3 comments:

andrewfreye.com said...

your bike fits in your shower right??

mikejoos said...

thanks for the suggestion, but I’ve tried using a shower in the past…it works, but it takes longer because after cleaning the bike you need to clean all the mud splatter and globbulars of mud that wouldn’t fit down the drain.

UK Biking said...

They are useful for taking along to muddy races but not much good for home use.