Today was planned to be a short day, and my host in Dayton was expecting to get home around 8:00 pm so I was able to sleep in until 9:30 before waking up and having continental breakfast at the hotel.
The sky was a little cloudy, but there was no rain in the forecast. That hasn't happened in a while, so I was excited to head out and stay dry all day long. My dad decided to ride with me for a while today and we took off a little before 11:00. We entered Ohio almost immediately and continued along the national road passing more garage sales for a while. We also rode a nice paved bike path for a while.
After a few water and rest stops we entered Dayton and met up with my mom at Sinclair community college. The three of us had dinner together and I said goodbye to my parents around 4:30.
I hung around downtown Dayton and the University of Dayton for a while and headed over to meet my host, Jason, and his girlfriend, Emily, about 8:00. We went to a bar and got a drink while they had dinner. I was still way too full of pasta to get any more food.
I also got a call from a good friend asking me to stand in his wedding! How exciting!
Today's distance: 67 km
Average speed: 17 km/h
Trip odometer: 3845 km
Hi Josh! How cool to have your parents meet up with you and have your dad ride some with you!!! I'm sure they are sooooo proud of you and your accomplishments so far. Can't believe 30 days already!!! You are an inspiration!!!! Keep riding and safe travels!!!! Gail
I must say, this was a great experience. The picture of me on the ground doesn't even do justice to the way I felt. On one end of the spectrum was the fact that I was able to ride with Josh for the entire day trip (albeit probably his shortest day of the trip) and on the other end feeling like I would never stand up again as my legs hurt so much. I admire Josh's ability to endure through day after day of various obstacles (physical, mental, emotional) to achieve his goal. What an awesome feeling.
I think your fist-day-riding experience was the same as mine. And hey, the day you rode was longer than KY forth day. Thanks for riding along!
Yea Josh, you are doing GREAT !! Bet it was good to see Mom & Dad. Keep up the good riding, you'll be in Boston before you know it. Hope Waynie can walk today, what a brave sole !!
Yeah, it was really cool to see them. It sure feels like a long way from Lake Havasu City!
I just thought you should know that my daily checks of your website has bumped you into my "top 8" for google chrome. Pretty impressive, my friend. You are still losing to the likes of ESPN and Facebook, but you just dropped Pintrest out of there. So I thank you!
-Tyler "I guess you making it all the way to Ohio already is pretty B.A." Morehart
Being in someone's to 8 has been a big honor ever since the days of Myspace. Thanks for the encouragement man.
I need your finger spanning method to tell me when the 3/4 point is.
Joshy " I sure hope you're sharing that computer with Beth if pintrest was in there" Orndorff
Finger spanning official report:
According to my precise guestimation using the extraordinarily accurate finger spanning method, you surpassed the 3/4 waypoint yesterday on your way to Columbus.
-Tyler "Your mom is the rest of my top 8 ;)" Morehart