An emotional day. This morning dad dropped me off in Southwest Columbus, just outside of Battelle Darby Park. Moments before I took off, the foundation received it’s first donation and all of the emotions and anticipation came pouring out. 15 miles later I met up with my riding buddy, Nick. He is VERY prepared. If anyone is worried, no need.
We started off the day with a red eye at London Coffee Peddler. Check it out if you ever pass though. The owner actually switched out my small water bottle for a nicer/ bigger one for free.
Then we were off! The ride was beautiful, a flat ride surrounded by rolling hills and lush vegitation and trees. The first half of the ride ended in Xenia with a lunch at Acolpolco, one of the towns finest establishments. Also a little tour of all of the top tourist attractions.
The final half of the day was a bit more difficult but imagine it will get better with time. Tonight we are staying at a camp site in Milford, 15 miles outside of Cincinnati. Tomorrow we are off to Kentucky. Where in the Bluegrass State, I have no idea. But no worries friends, Nick has it under control. Oh, and today I rode 100 miles, hence my nonsencical diatribe (Dave, you were correct and got your wish sooner than you thought).
Also, I cannot thank all of the donors enough, each was touching! Please keep spreading the word and remember that 100% of donations go to the people of Haiti.
Off to my hammock. Until tomorrow…