Tag: Ride Across Indiana
A rail-trail detour on the Ride Across Indiana
I was nearly dragged into an altercation on my ride across Indiana. The story:
The story behind my ride across Indiana
Why did I ride my bike across Indiana?
Ride Across Indiana: 150 miles and done
On Day 4, I made it as far as Terre Haute, but declared the trip over about 7 miles short of the Illinois line due to rain. Rain at least threatened all day. As the day continued, it stopped threatening and started raining. The rain really picked up as I worked my way through Brazil…
Ride Across Indiana: How long on this longest day ‘til I finally make it through?
Day 3 of my ride along Indiana’s National Road was long – 45 miles and 8.5 hours. I was spent by the 7 hour mark but had little choice but to keep pushing on. I slept nine hours last night, yet when my alarm went off at 7 AM, all I wanted to do was…
Ride Across Indiana: Light winds and flat roads
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…
Ride Across Indiana: This ride is pre-disastered
I had a good first day despite a flat tire right at the beginning, and a knee that started to get sore about halfway through the day. There’s a great scene in the movie The World According to Garp where Garp and his wife are looking at a house they might buy. As they walk…
Ride Across Indiana: It can be hard to distinguish excitement from anxiety
Margaret brought me to Richmond last night to begin my journey. It was too late to do any riding so I had dinner and relaxed in my motel room. It’s a shabby motel, a little musty, but it’s clean. The Schwinn stows nicely between the beds. My motel is right on US 40 near the…
Rain across Indiana delays the Ride Across Indiana
Weather is delaying, and changing the itinerary of, my Ride Across Indiana.