Browsing Posts published in July, 2010

Trenton, MI to Dearborn, MI

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We did a short (less than 16 miles) ride today to a Hampton Inn in Dearborn, less than a mile from The Henry Ford Museum, arriving around 9:30 this morning. I used Google Maps bicycle routing to plan the route last night, and downloaded it to my GPS. It turned out to be a very […]

Friday, 7/30 Good-bye Ohio. Hello Michigan. Gosh, it was a beautiful evening last night. Cool, dry air with a light breeze, and a full moon that was bright enough pouring through the door of our tent that it actually woke me last night. We started our journey today riding up one side of the river […]

Thursday, July 29 There were severe thunderstorm warnings last night for Vermilion, and we did get a couple of storms passing through, but it didn’t amount to as much as was expected. Still, the hotel we were in was really nice and comfortable, and the breakfast this morning (included) was quite good. We were completely […]

Wednesday, 7/28 Wow, I slept well last night! I slept for about 10 hours, and when we woke around 7:00 this morning, I told Jodi I could sleep for 2 or 3 more hours. You can’t make much progress by sleeping, though, so we got up and went downstairs for the small continental breakfast the […]

“Rest” Day in Cleveland


Tuesday, 7/27 As usual, Jodi and I started this tour pitifully under-trained. I’m sure we had less than 200 miles of riding this year before we started. For the first two days of the trip, we covered about 110 miles from Erie, PA to Cleveland Heights, OH. We’ve had fun, but are definitely feeling the […]

Monday, 7/26 We had a good night at the campground. It cooled down to the low 60’s overnight, and the air was dry, or at least much drier than it has been much of this summer, so we slept well. We were up at 6:00 but didn’t make it out of the campground until almost […]

Monday, July 25 We got a surprisingly good night’s rest at the fleabag motel we stayed at in Erie (the Thunderbird Motel, if anyone is interested). We were up and out by about 7:00AM. It looked like it never did rain last night, and was still very muggy and quite warm. We rode a couple […]

Erie, PA

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I was up at 4:00 this morning, loading the car at 5L00, and we were on the road by 5:30. A few minutes after 3:00 we were here in Erie, zeroing in on the address where we were to leave the car parked for the next two weeks or so. We drove through a couple […]

Lake Erie

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Over this past winter Jodi and I bandied about several ideas for this year’s bicycle tour, eventually settling on either cycling part of the new Sierra-Cascade Route, or cycling part of the Great Parks North route starting in the Canadian Rockies. But the airlines have gone to new heights of preposterousness when it comes to […]