Bicycling 4,174 Miles Across the United States

August 2nd: Napoleon to Milan, OH

Mile 68: Today we rode 9 miles on the North Coast Inland Trail pictured here which runs from Fremont to Clyde, OH. While not very scenic, it was quiet, offered some shade, and was flat.

August 2nd Statistics – Napoleon to Milan, OH:

  • Today’s Biking Distance – 94.6 miles
  • Today’s Average Speed – 16.7 mph
  • Today’s Time In Saddle – 5.7 hours
  • Today Ascent – 866 feet
  • Total Trip Biking Days – 40
  • Total Trip Biking Distance – 3,095.9 miles
  • Total Trip Average Biking Distance/Day – 77.4 miles
  • Total Trip Ascent – 81,854 feet

There was not much of note today except that it was a long (95 miles) and hot (high 80s) ride.  Fortunately, the humidity stayed low (<30%), but you could hardly tell.  I didn’t take any meal breaks and made good time so arrived first at the hotel (1:45 pm), even before the SAG wagon.  I treated myself to a Southwest Salad at McDonald’s across the street from the hotel while I waited for the luggage to arrive and our rooms to be available.  Dinner was at Applebees, my 4th dinner at Applebees during the trip, which has turned out to be a reliable place to have a good, if not varied, dinner.

Mile 32: Another small windmill field near Tontogany, OH.

Mile 70: Another view of the North Coast Inland Trail between Fremont and Clyde, OH.


3 responses

  1. carol

    tired just reading about it!!!

    August 3, 2012 at 4:21 pm

  2. Al Stiles

    Mile 70….it looks like there is a gopher on its haunches in the road, but upon zooming in I see it is just tar on the road. Are lunches not included? Applebees sounds reasonable. Are you allowed to order anything you want? Or are you handed a dollar limit or a sub-menu. We were given usually a sub-menu, and once in a while a dollar limit. Once in a while the dollar limit was ‘the sky’.

    August 3, 2012 at 7:01 pm

    • Steve

      Al, lunches are on our own. However, I actually rarely eat lunch, but do eat power bars if needed during the day. The exception is a really long ride (100 miles). I stop at about 60-70 miles and eat something. At the end of a day’s ride I sometimes treat myself to ice cream or a salad from McDonalds if I arrive before 2pm. About 50 of the 63 dinners are included in my fee. I can order anything I want on the menu – no dollar limit anytime. How much spend is limited by the menu, not by the tour. The only item not covered is alcohol. In general, the food has been good and we have had dinner at some very nice restaurants (if available). Steve

      August 4, 2012 at 6:42 am

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