Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Day 43 – Aurora, IN to Cincinnati, OH (32 miles)

Thursday, May 13, 2010

We finally arrived in Ohio today! After traveling nearly 2600 miles across the country, we are back in “The Heart of in All.” Our entry in to Ohio, however, was very anticlimactic. We never found a state sign or any acknowledgement of even entering a new state. Sad. Don’t worry. We will make every effort to find the state sign on our way out of the state.

I was on support again today, so I didn’t get to ride. (I was actually supposed to be on support tomorrow, but Mike is riding with us tomorrow, so I switched on to Team Clover for the day.) Instead, I was frantically marking turns. During the 32 miles of riding, we had to mark 28 different turns. Crazy. But we somehow managed to stay ahead of the riders. Pretty sure we finished marking the route approximately 15 minutes before the first riders arrived at our destination. But at least we made it.

We had our Global Health Day at University of Cincinnati this afternoon. We had a great turnout and the lectures went very well. After the lectures, we had to load all of the bikes on to the vans and take them out of the city to store at a past rider’s house. Katie, Heidi, Sarah, and I loaded and unloaded approximately 18 bikes off the top of the vans. It was a super fun way to spend the afternoon…

We had journal club at Christ Hospital with the Family Medicine residents. We then all dispersed for the night to stay with different hosts. It was a bit crazy, but things ended up working out in the end. We went to a social event at a local bar before headed to our hosts’ houses for the evening. While there, Mike finally came! It was SUPER exciting! He’s riding up to Columbus with us tomorrow. It was great to see him. We hadn’t seen each other in 6 weeks!

We chatted with our hosts for a little while, then headed to bed (in a REAL bed – first time since El Paso, TX!!!). We need our rest for our century ride tomorrow…

End of the forty-third day. And it was a happy reunion!

For some reason, I didn’t take any pictures today. Sorry…

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