Fireworks and fellow cyclists
Posted 07/04 by Ruthie BenDor
My riding goal for Independence Day was Meagan and Evan’s home in northwestern Cleveland, around 60 miles. Anticipating bad (possibly drunk) drivers on the road, I got an early start.
About ten miles in, I ran into Tom, a Mentor cyclist out for his Sunday century.
Meagan and Evan had taken my two rear panniers and my tent, so I was able to keep up with Tom as we rode to Mentor. We parted ways there, and I followed some flag-lined boulevards into Cleveland.
After dinner, Meagan and I sat out on the front porch and watched several, er, unofficial fireworks displays. I was especially impressed by the half-dozen Roman candles positioned on the road’s center line—they stopped traffic for a good fifteen minutes.
Tomorrow’s a day off, and I look forward to exploring a bit and getting some work done.