I switched from US Route 40 to Ohio Route 3 for today. This heads northeast and brought us through Centerburg, the geographical center of Ohio. So we've got that going for us!
In the morning I happened upon a couple of great bike paths, which provided a welcomed break from the traffic. Route 3 was in pretty good shape to cycle with a paved shoulder for most of the way. Once we reached Mount Vernon the road follows the landscape bringing lots of rolling hills into play for the second half of today's ride. There were several steep climbs, but nothing terrible.
We saw a couple of working oil wells today. I didn't know Ohio was an oil producer. This is an Amish area and we had their great strawberry rhubarb pie and zucchini bread. I also saw an Amish horse and buggy but I couldn't get a picture of it. Maybe tomorrow..
It felt great to be back riding again.
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