About Brian Ives
I bought a hybrid two years ago from Spokes Etc, just to ride around the neighborhood and casual rides on rail trails. I put a rack on it and then remembered a pair of old panniers I had. When I put those on, the bike travel bug bit me and three months later I was taking a four day, self supported trip on the C&O Canal and Great Allegheny Passage trails. I enjoyed that so much, that I had to take another trip on C&O trail if even only for one overnight. I did a three day trip in South Carolina over Presidents Day weekend.