Finally we get on the road, I was excited to finally be riding with someone, yet nervous because I wasn't sure how he road. So we decided to take the trail out to Canfield. Figured what's another 40 miles? Well I was sure hoping I could make it that was for sure. These legs are sore! We only made it to the Niles Bridge and I was already stopping to take a picture as I was fascinated with the fact that part of the rail road tracks were under water. Never seen that before, and was wondering how would a train know if that area is flooded and what would happen if it came through there. ( I know I am a weirdo)
The ride went really smooth we pace very well with each other, so that really helps ease my mind about this whole trip. We talked about our different plans and how and when we were going to work on accomplishing our tasks and before you knew it we were in Canfield.
We did stop at the Sunoco to get some fresh cold drinks and rest for a bit and then headed back home. The ride home was a little bit slower, I was just tired, not physically, not mentally, my legs just didn't want to keep the pace I was going so of course I have to listen to them. Right? We seen a beaver, some chipmunks, squirrels, oh and the bunny who wanted to take me out again. Everything was pretty good though.
Once we got into down town Niles, that was a little bit more rough. I was sitting at a stop light with Jason, who was behind me, and the light turned green, so I proceeded to go and as I was going a black truck was turning right into me and Jason Yelled the guy stopped and I slammed my brakes! NO kidding, I was 1 inch away from being a sandwich to the tires on that truck. Phew.. Now I know I have a good bike partner! Thanks to him I am alive and Well. That was a close one though. Seriously people need to pay attention at all times when driving!
Other then that the ride was good, it was pretty rough for the last five miles for us both, but it was a good day and I definately feel more at ease. Now if I could feel that way about traveling 70-80 miles a day that would be better. But I am no pro and those my friends are some serious miles to be doing 5 days in a row. Well 1 more week and the journey will begin. Until then I guess you guys will just get stuck with my training stories!
Today's ride 3 hour 20 minutes 22 sec
|Tracks in Niles|
|Um cows, bulls or Steers?|