I completed my tour down the Great Allegheny Passage from Pittsburgh, PA, to Cumberland, MD, and down the C&O Canal Towpath from Cumberland to Georgetown, MD on 19 August 2014. This was one of the best bicycle touring experiences that I have had. The scenery is great and historic significance of the trail is interesting. Almost all of the 356.1 miles that I rode were off road on trails that were more than acceptable. Read all of the details here.
Every time that I publish a travelogue, I feel almost compelled to list all of the things that I carry with me. Many people who may be planning their first bicycle tour have the same questions as I did for my first tour about what to bring along. It is a lot different from packing for a family vacation. This is my list. Feel free to copy and share.