|The towns are starting to fly their patriotic July 4th decorations....|
the body is holding up, but the humidity is a challenge especially since I ride all covered up for sun protection. The perspiration is constant so I'm forced to drink constantly. I think I take in about 40 oz of liquid per hour and I'm still thirsty at the end of the day.
I really enjoy the peace and quite and coolness of the first 30 miles or so. The mornings are spectacular....but mornings around here have a tendency to turn to hot and muggy afternoons.
We saw ample evidence of the rain storm that hit last night. Here is a field with a large stand of water. I'm sure those are really happy soy plants.
|Water from yesterday's rain storm. A welcome sight to the farmers.|
|Darryl, the owner of the Circle Restaurant in Deerfield, OH gave us one of his giant pancakes|
|Wow, what a site to behold and it was just as delicious and such a treat!|
|This is where they are located in case you are in area and want some good food|
After making one turn, we were surprised to see this line up of cycling fans. Makes the Tour de France fan support pale by comparison.
|(L-R): Tom, Richard, Tracy, Robin and Tom. All are Cross Roads Staff except Richard who was nursing a sore ankle today and was not riding.|
|Hit this wrong and you'll be down in an instant. Thanks for the warning(s) Cross Roads!!|
One final note: today we road on the only stretch of dedicated bike trail on the entire tour. A very nice 9 mile stretch near the 80 mile point. This picture doesn't do the scene justice but this OH trail was very nice.
|A very nice Ohio bike trail that we got to enjoy for 9 miles. No cars!!!!|
Well, tomorrow is 89 miles to Erie, PA and then a well deserved rest day. Michele was born in Erie and she has uncles, aunts and cousins all lined up for visiting. Should be a fun day and a half.
But for now, and for me, it's route rap at 5:45, dinner at 6:00 and then a good night's sleep.
Click here for details of today's ride:
Day 39: Wooster to Niles OH by xctom2012 at Garmin Connect - Details