Sunny skies and light winds characterized my second day. I encountered few hills and only minor issues with the bike. All in all, it was a pleasant, if uneventful, day.

I began by riding an original alignment that begins in Dunreith, where I overnighted. Except for the occasional dog that barked at this stranger rolling by, this was the most peaceful time of my day.

Soon I reached Knightstown, which was surprisingly choked with traffic. There is construction on nearby I-70; perhaps some traffic bailed off onto the older highway. Beyond Knightstown the highway offered few hills but many typical Indiana scenes.

Greenfield isn’t too far down the road and I reached it at about noon, so I stopped on the courthouse square for lunch. Then I pressed on. Along the way I stopped a couple times to adjust some things on the bike for smooth operation.

When I reached Cumberland, a small town on the border with Indianapolis, I took a detour. I wasn’t excited about heavy traffic amid scenery of strip malls, so I rode south a quarter mile or so to the Pennsy Trail, a rail trail on the bed of the former Pennsylvania Railroad. I rode it all the way to the Irvington neighborhood in Indianapolis, where I rode back up to the National Road and followed it all the way to my Airbnb Downtown. West of Irvington the neighborhood isn’t the greatest, so I didn’t stop for photos.


Comments

8 responses to “Ride Across Indiana: Light winds and flat roads”

  1. Steve Mitchell Avatar

    Sounds like you have found your groove!

  2. J P Avatar

    I wondered how you planned to deal with heavy urban traffic through Indianapolis, and you seem to have found a good plan. It sounds like the knee and back have settled in for you? I hope so.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      So far so good!

  3. Charlie Audritsh Avatar
    Charlie Audritsh

    Wow Jim! Already halfway! Congratulations! I imagined this trek would take a lot longer than a week! Hope your knee is cooperating.

  4. Greg Clawson Avatar
    Greg Clawson

    Jim, good luck and Godspeed.

  5. Jeff Shroyer Avatar
    Jeff Shroyer

    Be safe Jim, enjoying your Posts on your ride. Thx!

  6. Darts and Letters Avatar
    Darts and Letters

    I really like that second frame, that’s a neat pastoral.

  7. Tony Dillon Avatar
    Tony Dillon

    Yeah, I-70 between Knightstown and the rest stops is a real mess right now, so a lot of traffic has been diverting over to 40. Glad you made it through!

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