If you walk into the McDonalds bathroom and a guy has his foot up in the air under the hand dryer, it’s just me trying to thaw my feet out. Frozen feet and hands seem to be pretty much standard at this point. The temperature drop about a week ago signaled the last phase of the bike trip, so it’s time to get the hell home. Like every motorcycle trip Heath and I have been on, there’s always a point where home starts pulling at you and the fun starts to dwindle. I think we pretty much accepted that Indianapolis would be our last hoorah and the rest of the way would be a race against the impending cold. Knowing the camping would get torturous, we stopped by Alien Workshop in Dayton Ohio for some offloading of anything we thought wasn’t essential. Now with our bikes 30 pounds lighter, we could move way faster.
So I know previous to this post, there hasn’t been a whole lot of detail about the bicycling part of this bicycle trip. The truth is, once you make it through the getting-used-to-it period, the riding pretty much becomes repetitious and doesn’t seem worth mentioning until things change. Well, we’re back to making adjustments again. Finding the right combination of clothing to keep you from freezing, but not sweating is tough. Heath likes to error on the side of sweating all the way through his shirt because he wears a jacket the whole time. Seriously, from cuff to collar his denim shirt is dark blue, like he just finished a wet t-shirt contest.
When I first thought about doing this trip I scoured the internet for blogs about people who had done the same thing, but I didn’t find much, and more importantly, I didn’t feel like I found many people talking about the details and being honest about the shit that can make you love it or hate it. So, if anyone has any questions about anything related to this trip, write me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a comment and we’ll answer them in a post coming up.
Columbus is definitely one of our favorite spots of the whole trip. We love food, and Columbus has tons of it. The highlight was Jeni’s Ice Cream. I would go as far as to say it might be the biggest winner of the journey, the Mcrib I ate today being the biggest let down. How can you advertise something so much that’s so shitty? And why would I even eat a Mcrib? Like most people, I’m more motivated by fear of loss (missing out) than what I can gain.