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Where I stayed
Holiday Inn Express
What I did
A Rural Ride thro' Amish County
Wooster as I mentioned in my last report is a very pleasant small town with a nice hotel.
Usual 07:15 start in cold conditions straight up a two mile climb - that warmed us up! Then off into the Ohio countryside for a 93.5 mile trip. This was one of the most picturesque of any of our rides. We spent the whole day on small back country roads wandering between farms and fields. The corn is much more advanced here compared with the country we have been riding in to the west. There is a great deal of forest and woodland, much like Hampshire!
The houses along the way looked expensive and well kept and there were a lot more of them.
I was invited to temporarily do a bit of guiding because we were given a new route that involved a bike path without vehicle access.
Thereafter it was just a case of riding round one of the many road works and into Niles itself.
Our hotel was excellent being set on a small hill with views over the town and country to the west. We were welcomed with a glass of champagne. We had dinner at a nearby restaurant and came back to the hotel to find that the bar was serving any drink for 25c. Penny said it was the worst wine she had ever tasted but at that price who would be surprised? Must be the perfect Wills Wheelers hotel!
Ride the Dream,
Chris and Penny