Videos from Crossing Mountains 2014

Although I am not a person who has great video presence, I have wanted to expand my blogging to some occasional video blogging (vlog). I was able to record a daily recap on my GAP / C&O bicycle ride. You can find most of these YouTube videos embedded in my daily tour posts. Here is a handy list of those videos.

  • Saturday May 17: Touring the National Mall and Georgetown including milepost 0 via the Capitol Crescent Trail and C&O Canal Trail.
  • Sunday May 18: First day of our passage across the C&O Canal Trail from Bethesda to Harpers Ferry was plagued by bike sucking river mud on the trail.
  • Monday May 19: Our second day on the C&O Canal Trail started in Harpers Ferry and ended at Dam #4 on the Potomac where a NPS trail closure forced us detour on the road to Williamsport.
  • Tuesday May 20: Our first day of good trail conditions saw us cycling from Williamsport through Fort Frederick and onto the Western Maryland Rail Trail into Hancock and onto Little Orleans.
  • Wednesday May 21: Our fourth and final day on the C&O Canal Trail began in Little Orleans and passed through the Paw Paw Tunnel on our way to Cumberland for the evening.
  • Elevation Chart: A short video filmed at the Eastern Continental Divide provides a visual explanation of the elevation gains and drops on the trails.
  • Thursday May 22: We climbed the Great Allegheny Passage out of Cumberland crossing the Mason and Dixon Line and passing through the Big Savage Tunnel on our way to Confluence.
  • Friday May 23: Our sixth day of our passage west started at the River’s Edge B&B in Confluence and took us through Ohiopyle State Park and Connellsville ending in West Newton.
  • Saturday May 24: Our seventh and final day was an easy ride from West Newton through Boston and the Southside of Pittsburgh as we crossed the finish line at Point State Park in Pittsburgh.

I want to expand my vlogging on future rides. I am particularly interested in video highlights using a helmet cam such as a Go Pro Hero. It would be ideal to record more on-the-tour videos of people and places along the way. There are many interesting bicycle tourists on the trails that would be great video subjects. There are many possibilities. I just need a plan and the time to follow through on the tour. This is easier said than done.

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