6/6/2009 Westerville, OH (7.0 miles) – Tour de Cure

Posted by on December 10, 2012 at 10:41 pm

It was a beautiful day for the American Diabetes Tour de Cure. I was 5 minutes late for the start of the 12-mile Family Fun Run. I tried to sprint as fast as I could to catch up. After a few blocks I realized I was never going to catch up to anyone riding a […]

5/12/2009 Mansfield, OH (3.0 miles) – Down and up Park Avenue “hill”

Posted by on June 29, 2012 at 2:33 pm

On the drive home to Columbus, I decided to stop in Mansfield for another hour of riding. I guess people don’t really understand these rides for 2-3 hours are like running a half marathon! I made the classic mistake — I rode all the way “down” a hill and then had to ride back “up”. […]

5/12/2009 Cleveland, OH (5.5 miles) – Cleveland Museum of Art

Posted by on June 23, 2012 at 3:32 pm

It was another beautiful sunny day, this time in Cleveland. I met several veterans outside the VA hospital where I parked. They were very glad to see me and asked a lot of questions, like how long it took to learn to ride a unicycle. I had a woman from the hospital ask if I could […]

4/29/2009 Columbus, OH (1.0 miles) – Near MLK Performing Arts Complex

Posted by on June 19, 2012 at 9:13 pm

As I drove down I71 a couple of guys took a second look at the clown driving on the freeway. They had really big smiles as I went by. The rain cleared so I decided to stop off over near the Martin Luther King Jr. Complex. Everyone was really nice in the neighborhood — smiling […]

4/29/2009 Dublin, OH (3.5 miles) – Around Old Town Dublin

Posted by on June 18, 2012 at 4:04 pm

I entered Old Towne Dublin from the bridge across the Scioto River. They have some really nice shops there. I always wondered what they would say if I went into a salon for a haircut! I need to try that some day. I crossed the street and went past some folks outside at a café. […]

4/27/2009 Hilliard, OH (5.5 miles) – Around Hilliard, Old Towne and New

Posted by on June 14, 2012 at 9:27 pm

It was 87 degrees and sunny today. The heat concerned me, but I held up fine. It could be because of all the wind. It seemed like 10-15 miles per hour. And boy was I getting a bad hair day. Luckily I wear a helmet. But it was rough pulling the hair out of my face […]

4/17/2009 Worthington, OH (6.0 miles) – Thru town down to Graceland (mall not TN)

Posted by on June 13, 2012 at 9:20 pm

It was another beautiful day for a ride — sunny and 72 degrees. The sun made it hard to tell if folks were waving or not, since it was glaring off their windshields. I started by I270 and rode south on Route 23 straight through Worthington. They have a very nice down town area. Everyone […]

4/16/2009 Columbus, OH (6.5 miles) – Tour of Columbus

Posted by on June 12, 2012 at 7:25 am

Well, I didn’t realize it has been two weeks since I have been out. There has been a lot of rain. Today was beautiful — sunny and 64 degrees. A great day for a ride! You can always expect something new in life and you just need to go around those obstacles. In this case, I […]

4/2/2009 Westerville, OH (4.5 miles) – Thru Uptown and by Otterbein College

Posted by on June 11, 2012 at 3:31 pm

Wow — what a beautiful day, 71 degrees and a few clouds. Great weather for a unicycle ride! I did a loop around State Street, Main Street, Cleveland Avenue, and Schrock Road. The sidewalks were pretty good — too bad that’s my measure of a town but it really makes a difference when it comes […]

3/27/2009 Newark, OH (8.5 miles) – Longest ride to date

Posted by on June 10, 2012 at 1:25 pm

This was the longest ride I’ve taken at one time to date — 8.5 miles. I did take a mini-break to eat a couple of sandwiches and drink water. You’ve got to take care of yourself during long exercise events so you don’t dehydrate or get low blood sugar. I am starting to get a […]