Tuesday, May 23, 2006


Well, we have spent a few days riding through Ohio. At first, it was a lot like Indiana -- nice rural roads, farms, etc. However, as we approached Lake Erie the scene changed. An increase in population density, some rolling hills, the view of the lake (of course), and a sharp drop in road surface quality. The Ohio roads near the lake are in worse shape than a lot of Route 66. As a result, I am still riding the Rivendell. The Opera may not come out before we reach the mountains.

By tomorrow, we will be in New York -- although we will still have about 700 miles to go once we get there, because we are not taking the shortest route home. We want to get to Niagra Falls and go to Canada first.

I'm getting pretty tired. The four days off in Chicago were not enough to recover. In fact, I think I might have been better off not stopping at all. We might take a day off in Niagra to sight see before the final push to Manhattan. At this point, I'm mostly just looking forward to getting home. Hopefully, I will not be too cranky to blog.

After we visit Niagra, I am tempted to try to cover a direct 450 mile route to NYC in two 225 mile rides. David would probably be willing to give it a try, but Ro would try to stop me. But then again, she wants to get home too...

Photo Journal

A couple of shots from the road in Ohio, and a several shots of the harbour surrounding the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Cameras were not allowed inside the museum, so I did not get any shots of the exhibits. Don't fret about it. The reason cameras are not allowed inside, is because nobody would bother paying the $20 to get in if they knew what was in there.

Photo Journal

Ride Summary

Sunday: 115 Miles from Fort Wayne, IN to Bowling Green, OH
Monday: 118 Miles from Bowling Green to Cleveland
Tuesday: 71 Miles (We lost 5 riding hours by visiting the Rock and Roll Museum) from Cleveland to Ashtabula, OH

Miles this year: 4919


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