Wednesday, April 11, 2012


Day 1 and 2 Tuesday/Wednesday, April 10/11, 2012
Ed, Jim, Jack and myself set off for Milford, OH, at 8:00 AM on Tuesday morning after packing our bags, etc. in the trunk of my 2010 Jetta TDI and loading our 4 bikes on Jack's bike rack which fit on my new hitch very nicely.
After driving approx. 900 kms we arrived in Medina, OH, and decided to stop for the night at a Motel 6. Unfortunately, the wi-fi at the hotel was not working so after a late dinner at a nearby Pizza Hut we all decided to have an early night in order to get an early start the following morning. While we were having dinner at 8:00 PM it started snowing quite heavily. Guess what??? I had left my snow/ice scraper at home!!! After all this was 900 kms south of Ottawa and it wasn't supposed to be snowing down here anymore....
Wednesday, we woke up to a one inch thick coating of snow. I went out to the car and let it idle for about 10 minutes to melt the snow from the windows. After a quick breakfast at a nearby Denny's, we set off for Milford, OH, where we were to begin cycling along the Underground Railway Route (UGRR). We set off at 8:00 and arrived in Milford at noon. We found a nice little restaurant/bar for lunch and then proceeded to the UGRR starting point. After setting up our bikes, i.e. replacing pedals, straightening out handlebars, etc., three of us set off at 2:00 PM for Waynesville, OH, while the 4th guy drove the car to our destination. We ended up cycling 60 kms and arrived in Waynesville at 6:00 PM.
Jim, who had driven the car to Waynesville, was able to cycle back along the UGRR and meet up with us.
It is now getting rather late (10:00 PM) and since the hotel we are staying at again does not have wi-fi I am posting this from a nearby McDs.

1 comment:

  1. Snow? Not an auspicious start to the trip. Hope you're having fun.