We rode 52 miles from Findlay to Port Clinton, home of Toft’s Dairy (i.e. The best ice cream around). We stopped in Fremont at a bike shop where they told us our ‘chains are way overdue’ for replacement, so we both have new chains (which feels like riding a new bike)! Sergio eating his favorite… Continue reading Day 50 : will ride 4 ice cream
94 fight-for-each-pedal-stroke miles from Fort Wayne, IN to Findlay, OH. It was so windy, we had a head and/or cross wind the entire day. We made it to Ohio but because we were on back roads, there was no sign! Mexican for dinner. Cheers!
We rode the 65 miles from Logansport, IN to Fort Wayne, IN with a solid headwind. Our average mph was about 11.5. We stopped at Huntington, IN for lunch – such a cute little American town. We stopped at Nick’s Kitchen for lunch. Several people chatted with us about our trip, one man told us… Continue reading Day 48 : Indiana wins!
On the road at 6:35 for our 93 mile ride to Logansport, IN. We rode on country roads for the first part and had a pretty cloud display for sunrise. Then we crossed into Indiana, finally! The sign was so far from the road. We’re beginning to see more trees which means more shade! … Continue reading Day 47 : IN [&] EST
We woke up early today, got ready, went outside and it was raining. Luckily we didn’t check out of our hotel so we dug out our rain gear and waited an hour and another hour, and another, then it was second breakfast time. McDonald’s. At 11am we checked out and decided to go for it,… Continue reading Day 46: rain delay, flats, still in IL
We rode 79 miles to El Paso, IL today, our last Illinois sleep. We started slightly late at 7:10am and it heated up quick. The first 30 miles we rode on rural, deserted farmroads and then we had to cross the Illinois River on busy hwy 150/24. From that point on it seemed to be… Continue reading Day 45 : traffic galore
This morning we woke up and rode to the nearest gas station for generous helpings of homemade donuts and RedBull. Today we rode 79 miles, from Nauvoo to Galesburg,we stopped for lunch at mile 60. We had Mexican which is weird because we haven’t seen Hispanics or Mexican food since Texas. We both inhaled… Continue reading Day 44 : racing the rain
Iowa and Illinois are very close, only the Mississippi River separates the two states. Melissa and Jeff drove over to Nauvoo from Iowa City for dinner – we’re so lucky & thankful! It was the perfect ending to the day. Afterwards we walked the dogs and enjoyed the sunset along the river! Go wildcats! Beardown!
On the road at 6:50am for our 68 mile ride to Nauvoo, IL. We crossed the Mississippi River immediately & entered Illinois, state number eight. Yay! We stopped in Quincy for our morning coffee and second breakfast. As we were getting ready to leave Sergio noticed a nail in his tire. Sergio’s flat number… Continue reading Day 43 : another one
We left Troy this morning at 7am for our 79 mile ride to Hannibal. It was really foggy and humid when we left Troy. It stayed overcast for most of the day which made for perfect riding! A few people waved! We gained 5,085 feet climbing all the rivers that flow into the Mississippi. We… Continue reading Day 42 : climbing the father of rivers