Short day today, 98 miles and the weather again was great for riding. The morning started out cool, mid 50's and foggy. We did not see the sun until 11:00 and then it was beautiful low 80's. We have been keeping ahead of the rain by one day and we hope we can avoid major rain for six more days. When riding cross country you always have to deal with some sort of stuff and today I would describe the stuff as crappy roads and vicious roadkill all day.
Some of the ride today was in more urban areas, but the majority was still rural. The terrain wasn't flat either they were short and steep and they were continuous in some areas especially midday. We had it all today as far as road surface...smooth country roads, complicated urban streets, complicated construction areas, beautiful quiet bike path, but the biggest challenge with today's route was a section of rough road surface after the first SAG stop. It might of well have been cobblestones. Jim and I managed to average 17 mph for the day and were riding reserved for two reason, the crappy roads and tomorrow will be our longest day mile wise at 139 miles and a 3 state ride...Ohio, Pennsylvania, and New York.
(Most Photos taken by Mike Munk- Bamacyclist.com)
|Leaving Wooster, Ohio|
|Jim drafting off this farming rig|
|The man of Iron at Niles Iron and Metal Company|