We never ran into the scattered thunderstorms that were forecast. It was a nice day with mostly crosswinds and good trails and roads – well, until the end, when it got hot with heavy headwinds.
There was a lucky accident. I ripped my shorts and stopped at a bike shop near a trail in Elmore (North Coast Inland Trail). The shop had a good selection, and also Cliff bars on sale. Mike at the shop also gave me improved directions to Perrysburg that involved less of US 20, although he couldn’t provide a route that didn’t have afternoon heat and headwinds. We saw considerable damage from the tornado earlier in the week – the high school was pretty much destroyed.
On the trails, we’re seeing lots of groundhogs and chipmunks.
At this rate, it’s likely we will be in Chicago by next weekend.