Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Day 44 – Cincinnati, OH to Columbus, OH (103 miles)

Friday, May 14, 2010

We rode home today. It felt amazing. I have never been more excited to go home.

We started off the day on a “rails-to-trails” bike path for the first 60 some miles or so. Although it eventually became a little monotonous, it really was quite gorgeous. We were surrounded by trees, which kept the temperature a little cooler than we had imagined. And, to make things even better, I had an awesome new riding partner for the day. While quite a few of the other riders were in a hurry to get back to Columbus, I had no need to rush. The person I was most excited to see was already there! Mike and I had lots of fun on our way up north.

The bike trail took us through a small town called Corbin, Ohio. We were lucky enough to have a water break in Corbin. It was amazing. There were so many things to see during our 10 minute water break. So funny. We met an amazing man, who was lovingly referred to as Elvis by the citizens of Corbin. It soon became quite evident how he earned this nickname. Not only did he have an amazing mustache and sunglasses, but he also loved Elvis' songs. Just prior to departing to continue down the trail, he serenaded us to an Elvis tune. Amazing. We also were highly entertained watching a foot-long dog being walked on a 12-foot leash. In the minute we were watching the dog, he tripped over his leash at least three times. Only in Corbin…

After riding over 2700 miles in the past 6 weeks, I was incredibly excited to arrive in to Columbus. It was great to know where I was going and not have to rely solely on the white spray paint on the road. We rode in to town and immediately celebrated at one of my favorite places in town – Jeni’s! There’s nothing better than finishing up a century ride with incredibly delicious ice cream. Yummy.

Mike and I rode back to the condo after ice cream and then went to pick up Mason (he was staying with a friend while Mike was gone in Cincinnati). It was a very happy reunion, filled with lots of scratches and even more kisses. Great day.

End of the forty-fourth day. And I was home.

P.S. Today I was on the front page of my hometown newspaper, the Courier. Check it out - (http://www.thecourier.com/Issues/2010/May/14/ar_news_051410_story1.asp?d=051410_story1,2010,May,14&c=n) I’m famous!

2 comments:

  1. Link doesn't work, Libbs! LOVE YOU!!

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  2. Jane (Mike's mom)May 20, 2010 at 12:30 PM

    It does if you copy and paste!

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