A few days ago I had painstakingly navigated today's route, selecting Painsville, OH as the target based on its location. This morning I reviewed the route and thought there may be a better way. I plugged Painsville into Google maps and selected the cycling route. Voila'! Google's route was completely different, including a couple of bike paths, and was 10 miles shorter. I decided to change to this route at the last minute. It was a great decision!
This route set us up for one of the best days of the expedition. The weather was ideal and the pace was a little slower for various reasons. The sights and the variation kept things fun and interesting all day. Claire and I had to split up due to the bike paths and side roads. Claire drove the highways and we planned meeting points along the way for my refueling, etc. I rode about 93 miles today. Here's the link to a map of today's ride
We arrived in Cleveland during the afternoon and there was a 1/2 marathon underway. Cleveland rocks!
While we ended the ride in Painsville today, (a very nice town). Today was anything but painful.
Everyday is a gift..
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