Chicago To NYC

User: davidmo
Dates: 11 Sep 2017 - 18 Sep 2017
Duration: 1 week

We'll start September 11 ,2017 and ride from Chicago To NYC. This will complete a trans- America ride for me - started in 2012 by going from St. Louis to Astoria. Then in 2015 riding from Boulder to Chicago. Alan will again join me on this adventure as we try to find our way to NYC.

Monday 18 Sep 2017 17:05

Short day to Columbus Ohio today. Humid no rain. 49.6 mi

Posted: Sept. 18, 2017, 9:05 p.m.

Sunday 17 Sep 2017 15:27

Day 6. Often the bike routes take us through the under bellies of towns and cities. That was the case today through Dayton- the largest city since Chicago. We met up with a cop who told us not to stop while going through parts of Dayton. No worse than south Chicago. All was fine because it was early. We stopped at an arts festival later in the day and had a gyro - something other than pizza! 56.5 miles

Posted: Sept. 17, 2017, 7:27 p.m.

Saturday 16 Sep 2017 18:35

Day 5 of riding brings us into Ohio. We had 45 mi of trails today. The was very pretty today- I can tell fall is in the air! 66.1 miles.

Posted: Sept. 16, 2017, 10:35 p.m.

Friday 15 Sep 2017 7:56

A beautiful day of riding. At the start we had at least an 8 miles detour because a bridge was out. It was mostly trail riding. The trails are smooth, wide and so much better than the farm roads we ride. We met a local cyclist who showed us a short cut to our hotel then drove us to a bike shop- the kindness of strangers. A real road angel. 70.3 miles

Posted: Sept. 15, 2017, 11:56 a.m.

Thursday 14 Sep 2017 18:20

What great day. We had not a single car pass us for 15 mi of the ride today and we had 21 mi on a smooth bike path. Very foggy this morning. 68.5 mi

Posted: Sept. 14, 2017, 10:20 p.m.

Wednesday 13 Sep 2017 14:16

Day 2 finds us in Knox IN at a very funky motel. We were going to camp but it's been a rainy day. More soy and corn- I've been connecting with soy a lot more than corn- while Alan is enjoying the zen of the corn rows. 48.35 miles

Posted: Sept. 13, 2017, 7:16 p.m.

Tuesday 12 Sep 2017 10:11

We left Chicago today at 8 and got to Dinwiddie at 4:30. It was a great ride with at least 45 miles on bike paths. The corn and soy beans are ready to harvest. The times we were lost were not to difficult to fix. Perfect weather. Met many kind people along the way. It's a great time of year for biking. 59.9 miles

Posted: Sept. 12, 2017, 3:11 p.m.

Tuesday 12 Sep 2017 8:18

Leaving Chicago. Lots of cyclists in this city.

Posted: Sept. 12, 2017, 1:18 p.m.

Monday 11 Sep 2017 15:16

Here we go again. This trip is from Chicago to NYC. Alan and I leave tomorrow and into Indiana.

Posted: Sept. 11, 2017, 8:16 p.m.

Chicago To NYC

User: davidmo
Dates: 11 Sep 2017 - 18 Sep 2017
Duration: 1 week

We'll start September 11 ,2017 and ride from Chicago To NYC. This will complete a trans- America ride for me - started in 2012 by going from St. Louis to Astoria. Then in 2015 riding from Boulder to Chicago. Alan will again join me on this adventure as we try to find our way to NYC.

Finally caught up with your blog just now. Beautiful photos--keep 'em coming!! It's fall here, finally. We even had a little rain. May it all fall here and not on you--although I know what a pro you are at riding in the rain....Stay safe!!

What a serene landscape , I'm glad you have had so many bike trails (even though the video is a road ;-)

Hey Alan, the bottle looks emptier!! Yeah, zero in on those corn rows! See if you can find a cornrow that is less than straight👌

Try this link
https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/1975954949

Sept 13 garmin link

https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/1975954949

Haha no peanut butter yet. Lots of button hole cream (say that ten times fast)! Noticing different types of trees- big oaks, black walnuts, and pines with big cones. So far the dogs have held off with only half hearted chases. Next big city (Muncie) I'll get some pepper spray. Thanks for reading:-)

Yay, this is so fun! Hope you packed your peanut butter!

Yahooey, David! So excited to be following you yet again. Glad you're getting in shape for our ride next fall!! Stay safe!

hi Dave and Alan , I am following your trip, good luck

Good luck! Pedal, pedal!
Have you seen any migrating birds? How about known trees?

Buon viaggio! Have a great trip on this next installment of your bike adventures with Alan! May your journey be safe and may many good restaurants appear along your route. :-)