309: Hot and steamy cycling adventuresPosted: July 29, 2011
As promised, I have some photos from yesterday’s cycling adventures. No self portraits are included. It was a 3H day (hot, hazy, and humid). I was not a pretty sight by the time we finished our six mile ride.
After dropping off Noah and Dad at the Pro Football Hall of Fame, M and I headed over to a Stark County section of the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath trail. We began at the Lake Avenue Trailhead in Massillon, and traveled alongside the Tuscarawas River. Most of the path was shaded, a blessing in such hot and humid weather.
We discovered that it’s cooler (temperature-wise) to keep moving. You create your own breeze on a bike. We also discovered that the mosquito population is doing well in that area. Whenever I’d stop to take a photo or to hydrate, I had to do it quickly because it didn’t take long for the mosquitoes to find me and attack.
I’m going to schedule this post to go out later today. It’s morning now as I get it ready. The plan for today is to go up to Cleveland to tour the William G. Mather Steamship, have a look at Lake Erie, and maybe visit the West Side Market.
If we get home in time, I’ll add to this post. Otherwise, I’ll be back tomorrow with our Cleveland adventures. As of this writing there are big thunderstorms going on up there, but they should move through before we get there. Today’s outdoor adventures include that walk along Lake Erie so I do hope the storms go on their merry way quickly. The really nice part about the storms is that they are part of another cold front which should help clear out the heat and humidity once again.