Oxford to Lebanon
Trip Start Sep 05, 2010
360Trip End Aug 21, 2011
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The ride today, at last, was straight forward and delivered us to a campsite without any fuss whatsoever. The first leg was from the beautiful Brookville Lake park where we spent a very wet night, to the university town of Oxford. Home of confusingly, Miami University, it had a very campus feel as we pedalled through. This first 15 miles was so gorgeous, even after 12500 miles we are most definitely still aware of how lucky we are to be cycling through such stunning countryside. We crossed the state line although there was no marker as we were on such minor roads. Ohio is our 10th state, Indiana holds good memories.
The next leg of the ride was from Oxford to Trenton, again a lovely 15 miles with rolling hills and green all around. In Trenton we rested for lunch where I finally sampled Taco Bell. We have cycled past so many it was time to give it a go and for only $2 for a value meal how can you complain.
From Trenton to Lebanon was at first not much fun. We got stuck on a very busy narrow road with lots of big trucks and had to pedal fast to keep out of their way. Back on a much more pleasant country road, we rolled into Lebanon and for the first time in days, found the campsite immediately. By 3pm we were in the pool with bikes safely tucked up for the night. The mammoth task of drying out tent and clothes from the last two nights was achieved with considerable ease and it looks like a much more chilled evening ahead.
Miles Cycled; 45 and that is much more like it
No. of times beeped and sworn at: once and I think it was because he liked Pollys legs