Peru to Fort Wayne
May 20, 2015 § 2 Comments
My sincerest apologies. I lied to you all yesterday. Today was the longest ride of our three-day trip.
69.5 miles into the wind today! We got an earlier start because we wanted to avoid a band of rain that would arrive by early evening. It was a bit colder today, but once we got moving it didn’t matter much. Powered by omelets from Peru and oatmeal from Bob Evans, we powered across rivers and through state forests to try to beat the storm. The wind was never with us, and that made everything just a bit harder. We passed signs mocking us with warnings—”SPEED LIMIT 50?” As if. The ride was slow and the weather bleak, but after a great deal of effort and a great many wrong turns, we made it to the world-renowned Hampton Inn by Fort Wayne International Airport. Huzzah!
We’ve been noticing a lot of nature along the route despite the absence of the sun. Deer, squirrels, and a huge variety of birds abound, as well as vibrant purple, white, and yellow flowers. Except for the farm fields awaiting this year’s crop, everything is alive and well!
It’s late and there’s another day of riding ahead tomorrow, so I must save my planned ruminating and philosophizing for a later time. See you from Defiance!
It’s been a while since we crossed a dam. Seeing one of these from afar or from a car doing sixty doesn’t lend the same feeling of magnitude we feel when we cross – it’s truly amazing how humans have been able to tame great wild forces like rivers.