The weather was borderline, meaning that if it was 1 degree cooler it would have been cold. The winds were coming out of the north were chilly but it didn’t bother us too much on this course because it was a course that had lots of shelter from the winds.

I had a few “gastro delays” that threw us off schedule a little but no one seemed to be in a hurry to leave the rest stops. I think we would have been more motivated if the weather was pleasant.  The course was a really good one.  So much so, we are going to try to repeat it again this week.  There was lots of quiet roads and lots of pretty scenery. We had a good group and some of the riders were energized by some energy bites that were called “Jerry’s Nips”.  Don’t ask me.  I don’t know what they had over there.  They seemed to work because they finished strong.

By the way, there was a lighthearted report written about this ride earlier this week.  Check it out.


Riders included:

Chuck Seitz
Eric Overton
Jerry Golinski
Joe Ochmanski
Tim Furey

Welcome to the group: 0


Riders 5
Max. Miles 110-120 miles
Temperature 47-52 degrees with winds at 15-21 mph (with 24 mph gusts) (NNE)
Close Calls 0
Mechanical Failures 0
Mishaps 0
Fixed Gear, Single Speed, Cyclocross, or Mountain Bike 0



According to Bob, it looks like they had a pleasant ride. At the Bedford Reservation, Bob moved on alone.  He was to run into James in Chagrin Falls but they missed each other.  Bob and James, both wanted to do this course because of their remembering of how nice it was.


Riders included:

Joe Ochmanski
Bob Anthony
Doreen Papajcik
James Grady
Mark Papajcik
Mary Anthony

Welcome to the group: 0


Riders 6
Max. Miles 93 miles
Temperature 52-64 degrees with winds at 7-14 mph (with 18 mph gusts) (ENE)
Close Calls A goose almost T-boned Bob (or vice-versa)
Mechanical Failures Mary lost function of her front derailleur
Mishaps 0
Fixed Gear, Single Speed, Cyclocross, or Mountain Bike 0


“The only thing better than a 12 hour challenge is a 24 hour challenge”   –John Clay

About Eric Overton

Long Distance Cyclist in the Cleveland area

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