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Biking 9/4/2009 Napoleon to Clyde, OH

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Distance: 74.1 miles


74 mi. same NNE headwinds, 75-82 degree temps, road conditions varied between smooth to rough

Today I made two very worthwhile purchases--new bike gloves & new bike saddle.  We stopped at a great bike shop in Bowling Green, OH where I was ‘sized’  for a new Bontrager saddle.  The only problem--they only had it in white!  I figure at this point comfort was more important than color.  My old saddle had worn through the outer cover on both sides of the nose & the friction was nearly unbearable!  We’ll see how long that seat remains white!  Also, my old gloves were next to useless with no gel pad left.

The last 8.5 miles of the ride was a very pleasant surprise.  We biked from Fremont to Clyde on the “North Coast Inland Bike Path” which was a flat, smooth, sheltered rails-to-trails section of the route!

Today I learned two interesting pieces of information:

#1--All through the mid-west we’ve heard the loud, harsh chorus from colonies of locusts in the trees.  This morning I was told that they gather annually six weeks prior to the first frost and begin their raucous noise--an ominous warning of winter coming.  According to lore we now have three weeks left before we will see that frost!  I just hope it holds off until we finish this ride ;-)

#2--While I was at Cycle Werks in Bowling Green, Aaron, the young man who waited on me, discovered that my Bontrager seat post was on my bike backwards!!?!  I wonder how many years it has been like that--perhaps from the beginning??



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