Day 44 Confluence to Bedford – 81 Miles – We had Cheerleaders!

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MapMyRide Stats:  80.4 Miles  |  8:00 hours  |  10 mph

This ride was very hilly and mountainous, and it was a hard day for everyone — even me.  I could not have done the riding on this day without the Pedego electric assist.  The hills were long and hard and my old legs needed the support.  The first e-bike battery lasted about 29 miles — the fastest discharge of the entire trip.  The second battery lasted about 30 miles.  I was getting a little nervous when I was on my third battery thinking I might run out.  The land started to flatten out as we made progress and the third battery got me to the 80-mile mark.

Kristina and Brooke are Cheerleaders in Altoona, Pa.
Kristina and Brooke are Cheerleaders in Altoona, Pa.
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Thanks Pedego, I got to the top of all the Pennsylvania mountains…whew!
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It was a chilly July morning – we are all still wearing coats.
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Strip mining for coal in Pennsylvania
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Rail-trails on the Highlands Trail to Rockwood at 1826 ft. elevation
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Yikes, what is that in the corner?
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It was a cloudy day, but rain-free until the very end of the 80-mile ride
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Let’s Roll…
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The Flight 93 memorial was sobering. Cherish every single day!
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Pennsylvania had many scenic views to enjoy and ponder as we rode through the hilly terrain.
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You can see the thickness of the air, but no rain – fortunately

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Our loving cheerleaders greeted us with signs and a special cheer as we entered the campground. Thanks Mom! See Kristina, Brooke, Pat, Dee and Corky