The Pedalshift Project 168: DC to Cincinnati – Ohio to Erie Trail South
Part four of the DC to Cincinnati ride, covering the southern half of the Ohio to Erie Trail from Columbus to Cincinnati. Crossing my 700th mile of the ride, do I have enough left in the tank to make it to the end of the OTET?
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Streamed Thrones last night after checking my data allowance. Could have gone into town but it was much more comfortable in my bag! Went to sleep almost immediately.
Another cold night – woke up about 4 and added a few layers and slept til just before 7.
Rain was steadily spitting – very happy I set up in the shelter – cold wind kept the tent bone dry overnight.
Made a run to the border for some veggie egg wraps and hash browns, plus downloaded some more pods.
Looks like another listener trail meetup is in the cards prior to Xenia!
Doug had mentioned the open farmland of this part of the trail meant headwinds – totally right on. Not too bad but with the drizzle I’m glad I had layers. Staying nice and warm but the legs get cold when I stop for a bit. Not a huge deal.
Rain should clear up soon – looking forward to Xenia in particular as a lunch stop! Sadly the brewery is closed today!
Met with Billy crafton and had a great (if cold) bit of riding to Xenia and grabbed lunch. Talked bikes and adventures and might get a chance to hang again tomorrow in Cincinnati!
mediocre hotel breakfast.
Play to start I got on the entire trip didn’t leave till 10 AM
Much sunnier and much warmer than the last several days
Saw a horse on the trail and thought about the parallel between that horse and my bike you bringing me all the way here.
As I got closer to Cinci the waves and hellos dropped – we city folk aren’t fazed by bikes loaded with gear I s’pose!
Tons of trikes and recumbents
About to hit a road route on US50 and there’s a brewery called 50West – so naturally I stopped.
BIG thanks to everyone I met on the ride
Greg and Jerry… The Michigan Guys!
Tom and everyone in the Mt. Vernon group
Doug and Michelle
Chris Baron, Chris Baron and Chris Baron!
and everyone else who I crossed paths with – thank you!
Miles biked 130
Hotel nights 1
Planned meetups 1
Unplanned meetups 2
Stories of creepy dude at the Amtrak station not making the podcast cut 1
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