Lessons from My First Half Century

June 12, 2020
50 miles
Great Allegheny Passage

I did my first half century (50 mile) ride on June 12, 2020! I averaged about 12 miles per hour for a total of 4:12 moving time. I’d like to get it a bit faster; the Great Allegheny Passage is relatively flat (according to my Apple Watch, I did 818 feet of elevation gain), but I definitely need to pace myself a bit better. Here are a few things that I’m keeping in mind for my next attempt:

Following are a few photographs of the trip:

Some of the more attractive bridges and other structures on parts of the GAP nearest to Pittsburgh. (full resolution: left, center, right)

Some nice views along the trail. (full resolution: left, right)