Formed: 1787
Population: 12,702,379 people
Area: 119,283 sq/ kilometres

Virtue, Liberty and Independence

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is a U.S. state that is located in the Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States. The state borders Delaware and Maryland to the south, West Virginia to the southwest, Ohio to the west, New York and Ontario, Canada, to the north, and New Jersey to the east. The state's four most populous cities are Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Allentown, and Erie. The state capital is Harrisburg.

Pennsylvania has 51 miles (82 km)[4] of coastline along Lake Erie and 57 miles (92 km) of shoreline along the Delaware Estuary. As of the 2000, and 2010 census, Pennsylvania has one of the largest European American populations and a strong African American population.

My Experience

I spent an awful lot of time in this state, split between hanging around in Philadelphia in the east, and Pittsburgh in the west. By far I enjoyed the western big cities more than the east. I rode Bicycle Route S almost the entire length of the state which is filled with orchards, heavy duty climbs, tonnes of forests, and if you want to venture off many historical markers, and national monuments. Pennsylvania has shaped up to be my favorite US State.


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Journal Entries

The following is a list of journal entries I wrote while travelling through Pennsylvania. Click one to read!



Distance Traveled: 776.76 km
Distance Ascended: 8,452 m
Distance Descended: 8,619 m
Energy Consumed: 41,627 calories
Overall Cost: $202.28
    Food: $134.60
    Drink: $19.00
    Transport: $0.00
    Entertainment: $0.00
    Equipment: $26.68
    Misc: $22.00
Longest Day: 2011-05-16 - 108.46 km
Most Climbed: 2011-05-23 - 1520.00 m
Most Energy Burned: 2011-05-16 - 5488.00 calories
Most Expensive Day: 2011-05-18 - $ 39.16

Daily Statistics

DateLocationDistance (km)Cost ($CAD)Map
2011-05-29Washington, PA, US50.08$27.00Map
2011-05-28Pittsburgh, PA, US0.00$2.00
2011-05-27Pittsburgh, PA, US0.00$0.00
2011-05-26Pittsburgh, PA, US8.77$24.00Map
2011-05-25Piitsburgh, PA, US55.73$8.75Map
2011-05-24Greensburg, PA, US97.02$7.90Map
2011-05-23Juniata Township, PA, US103.44$12.01Map
2011-05-22Breezewood, PA, US88.77$0.00Map
2011-05-21Chambersburg, PA, US90.64$21.50Map
2011-05-20Haliam, PA, US73.85$3.20Map
2011-05-19Wagontown, PA, US79.60$27.70Map
2011-05-18Philadelphia, PA, US20.40$39.16Map
2011-05-17Philadelphia, PA, US0.00$28.00
2011-05-16Philadelphia, PA, US108.46$1.06Map


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