Day 32 / Owings Mills MD to York PA

We had a chilly start this morning with temps in the high forties. It warmed to the low 60’s, which made for very pleasant riding. Most of the day was spent on a 40 mile rail trail, half in Maryland and half in Pennsylvania. The surface was compacted and a lot easier to ride than yesterday’s trail. The last nine miles of the first half were all uphill, at grades between 1.5% and 3%, which doesn’t sound like much, but after nine miles, I could feel it. Happily, the second half was pretty much downhill, a fun ride. We rode through York to the hotel and had a great salmon chowder for dinner. Our cook is really amazing. Tomorrow we are back on roads, which means a day of rolling hills. Onward and  upward.

Into the woods on the trail

Into the woods on the trail

Today's rail trail

Today’s rail trail

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Crossing the Mason Dixon line and entering Pennsylvania

Crossing the Mason Dixon line and entering Pennsylvania

Rails in place for running train

Rails in place for running train

The birthplace of commercially-made ice cream.

The birthplace of commercially-made ice cream.

Sculpture along the side of the trail

Sculpture along the side of the trail

Grand scale sculpture

Grand scale sculpture