Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Dreaming of hitting the Road

I've been listening to the British The Bike Show Podcast and they did a feature on touring. I kind of like the idea of disappearing for a bit, unplugging from everyday life and riding and experiencing fun food, beer and seeing some sights. I'm daydreaming of throwing a rack on the old steel Jamis, adding a tent and some goodies and seeing Ohio.

The new Ohio to Erie trail has opened up. And while it may be a bit tame for stretches, it would be a nice low-stress way to travel across the state.

I'm not sure how much time I will have this year once all the family vacations are scheduled, but this might make a nice late spring training ride. One could easily be gone for a week!

This would be most fun ridden as a group. Perhaps a bit of a gentlemanly competition too (sprints for town lines and races to the tops of hills, but regrouping and spinning together for 98% of the trip).


  1. If you are looking for gentlemen add me to the list. This sounds like a lot of fun.

  2. I've been talking to Steve Paszt, a local photagrapher-foodie-cyclist. He's also thinking of a long weekend ride to Hocking Hills or Athens.