Yesterday, I did the Shenipsit Trail End-to-End. Full report is on my blog. The 50-mile route was the first "leg' of my Shenipsit Trail Duathlon. I carried everything including my food and water. This route is tailor made for a self-supported or supported adventure, but I had it in my mind that I would do it all on my own. That included the logistics. I spotted my bike at the northern terminus on Friday night. I drove to the southern terminus early on Saturday. I ran the trail south to north. I rode my bike back to the southern terminus to fetch my car. Despite the heat, and awful trail conditions (blow down, debris, etc. from the damage done by Tropical Storm Isaias), I persevered.
Steve LaBranche's supported time is fantastic. It should stand until Ben, Neal, or one of the other southern New England speedsters tries it. I challenge them to ride their bike back to the start! :) My original goal was to do the whole thing in 12 hours. That didn't happen, but it was still a grand adventure.