Oxford to Lebanon

Trip Start Sep 05, 2010
Trip End Aug 21, 2011

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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

It was a strange feeling to get out of the tent this morning and feel cold. For the first time in 7 weeks there was no scorching sun to start the day.  It was a very grey and chilly start.  We had our coffee and cinnamon rolls with jumpers on and it made a very welcome change.

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
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triciagick on

Well done you two - life continues to be full of ups and downs (literally) for you. Am reading this in haste at 5.30am as, Dads, Rosie and I have to get up early as we must be in Cowes by 9.30, so will leave Gun Wharf at 7.30. We pick up a family for a day charter there and then head ffor the Royal Yacht Squadron for drinks on the lawn - all go. X

Jojo on

You certainly seem to be getting the lot thrown at you! It must be quite a relief to sleep under a solid roof occasionally. The Mentzer family sounded wonderful - I know they were cycling but were they camping as well? You certainly seem to be eating up the miles (even though a significant portion are wasted) EG and O are planning to move in to Fairfield today (or is it move out of Highfield), the house is going to be really great when all is finished. I think we are going to miss them in a strange way.
All love Jojo & CJB

Mum and Dad on

You certainly are having a challenging time at mo but you are still doing great.Have covered a lot of ground in America.Liked the quirky bridge and those birds looked really big .You will not understand this but did you see the last train to Clarkesville?Sorry about that! Speak soonxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Jesus from Catalonia on

Congratulations !!!! Sometimes I read your adventure. I'm very happy to share one day in Pokhara,nice day!!
I'm working again in the bank but I explain many times about you. Our six months in Exeter, Nepal and Argentina was perfect. Best regards.
The catalan couple, Olga and Jesus

pollyandmikey on

How lovely to hear from you. Hoep you are both well after your travels, keep in touch. We are almost home !

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