1 week In

We are in Pittsburgh after a week of biking.  There have been lots of highs and some lows along the way but it feels good to have a rest day ahead.  Considering the fact that I didn’t train nearly as much as I needed to I feel pretty good.  New York was awesome and Pennsylvania is absolutely beautiful, except for the fact that it is the most hilly land I have ever seen.  But that is part of what makes it so awesome.  I know now that I can make it across the country after what we went through this week.  There were mountains that just kept going and going, every turn you thought it was the top and there was another steep climb ahead.  It is pretty cool when you do get to the top thought because you know there is a downhill.  We get to go 5 mph for 2 hours uphill and I have hit 48 mph on the way down for 2 minutes.   One of the coolest parts of the trip so far for me was stopping in a church in Chambersburg which is a major town from the Civil War.  It was one of the only things not burned down by the C0nfederacy.  The one thing I wish I could have seen was Gettysburg but now I have a reason to come back.    We only have 6 or 7 more days until we get back into Illinois so hopefully I can write more then.

Comments (5)
  • Gayle winters says:

    Love the picture! Can’t wait to see you guys in Chicago. Happy pedaling and stay safe.

  • Bev Carr says:

    Hello Ron! This is Lauren’s aunt in Ohio. Welcome to our state. I guarantee it is flatter than PA but we love PA too. Lauren has family in PA north of Carlisle (sp?). We plan to meet up with you guys in Richmond, IN on Friday. See ya then. Be safe

  • Eileen Rock says:

    Ron,
    What a great photo! The view in the background looks phenomenal. I would have found it hard to keep my eyes on the road. Happy pedaling through the next few flat states.
    Linsey’s Mom

  • Joan Lindsay says:

    Thanks for the photo,,,I loved it!
    ~katie’s mom

  • jschlesinger Jonathan Schlesinger says:

    Keep the photos coming!

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