Explorer | 50 pts
Had a nice ride. My wife and I road the more difficult 18 mile loop. We road it backwards because we were looking forward to riding along the Clarion river. It did not disappoint. Post card material. It was very peaceful despite riding through a half marathon. At the end of our river section we were faced with a very steep climb. If you ride the recommended direction the elevation gain is more gradual. But you would climb right away with no warm up. Next time we are going to ride river section first, turn around and ride back to the starting point and continue the recommended route. That would make it a 34 mile total.