Two Far 2018 - Trailing through the Rust Belt - CycleBlaze

Two Far 2018 - Trailing through the Rust Belt

By Jeanna Smith & Alain Abbate
4,512 miles (7,261 km) over 99 days between May 17, 2018 and Aug. 23, 2018

Before the ride

Two Far again heart 11
The Route heart 9
The Trails heart 4
Gearing up heart 3
Opposites attract heart 7
The New Ride (Team S) heart 18
We got our bike! heart 13
Weighty matters heart 5
Getting the band back together again. heart 16
Bumps in the road heart 10

Ohio

Day 1 West Liberty, OH heart 9
Bent beginning heart 14
Day 2 Wapakoneta, OH heart 6
Kerry's goal gets washed out. heart 6
Day 3 Coldwater, OH heart 12
Early to rise heart 8

Indiana

Day 4 Muncie, IN heart 4
Crossing the line. heart 4
Day 5 Westfield, IN heart 8
An apology to Indiana heart 11
Day 6 Zionsville, IN heart 4
A trip to the emergency room heart 7
Day 7 Turkey Run State Park, IN heart 6
No rest for the wicked heart 9

Illinois

Day 8 Paris, IL heart 6
The mighty Wabash heart 26
Day 9 Shelbyville, IL heart 17
Two stories heart 8
Day 10 Litchfield, IL heart 10
Towers and rims heart 3
Day 11 Alton, IL heart 7
Getting our kicks heart 22

Missouri

Day 12 St. Charles, MO heart 7
The silk road. heart 10
Day 13 McKittrick, MO heart 10
The dustbelt heart 21
Day 14 Hartsburg, MO heart 7
Tragedy strikes. heart 6
Day 15 Boonville, MO heart 8
About that broken wheel heart 15
Day 16 Windsor, MO heart 6
A time capsule heart 10
Day 17 Warrensburg, MO heart 9
As far south as we're gonna get. heart 19
Day 19 Carrollton, MO heart 10
Heading North heart 12
Day 20 Jamesport, MO heart 4
East of Eden heart 15

Iowa

Day 21 Lamoni, IA heart 3
Lunch delayed is not lunch denied. heart 20
Day 22 Osceola, IA heart 5
An upgrade heart 11
Day 23 Urbandale, IA heart 2
Bonus miles heart 7
A wheel done job heart 9
Day 25 Perry, IA heart 5
Dodging drops heart 14
Day 26 Panora, IA heart 11
It's a process. heart 8
Day 27 Carroll, IA heart 5
Perfect weather heart 4
Day 28 Storm Lake, IA heart 11
Sauk rail trail heart 14
Day 29 Spirit Lake, IA heart 5
Another day, another detour heart 4

Minnesota

Day 30 Windom, MN heart 9
Back on the jersey again heart 5
Day 31 New Ulm, MN heart 4
End of the James gang heart 9
Sightseeing in New Ulm heart 18
Day 33 Hutchinson, MN heart 3
In the land of 3M. heart 5
Day 34 Willmar, MN heart 4
The great wind heart 5
Day 35 St. Joseph, MN heart 4
Glacial Lakes heart 11
Day 36 Alexandria, MN heart 5
The longest day? heart 12
Day 37 Fergus Falls, MN heart 2
Rolling fellowship heart 2
Day 38 Wadena, MN heart 4
Coming back heart 1
Day 39 Baxter, MN heart 3
Occupied tracks heart 4
Day 41 Walker, MN heart 5
Paul Bunyan heart 19
Day 42 Itasca State Park, MN heart 9
The ones that got away heart 13
Day 43 Bemidji, MN heart 4
Fallen trees heart 11
Day 44 Walker, MN heart 7
A quiz heart 13
Day 45 Hill City, MN heart 7
Chippewa Land. heart 4
Day 46 Floodwood, MN heart 3
Cheating the Matriarch heart 3
Day 47 Duluth heart 5
St. Louis River heart 16
Taconite heart 8

Wisconsin

Day 49 Iron River, WI heart 4
Getting Real Again. heart 11

Michigan

Day 50 Ironwood, MI heart 2
A relaxing day. heart 2
Day 51 Bergland, MI heart 2
Tour de detour heart 1
Day 52 Three Lakes, MI heart 2
Deep woods, deep lake. heart 3
Day 53 Marquette, MI heart 1
Coming apart at the seams. heart 2
Day 54 Marquette, MI heart 2
A day in the life of Kaye E Barker heart 1
Day 55 Munising, MI heart 11
Migration corridor heart 12
Day 56 Newberry, MI heart 4
Putting their seal on it. heart 4
Day 57 St. Ignace, MI heart 4
No tread on me. heart 3
Day 58 Petoskey, MI heart 4
The middle finger and the ring finger heart 8
Day 59 Traverse City, MI heart 3
Santa pays a visit in July heart 4
Day 60 Sutton's Bay, MI heart 5
A dangerous trail. heart 6
Day 61 Cadillac, MI heart 4
Cadillac heart 9
Rest day in the City of Cadillac heart 9
Day 63 Evart, MI heart 4
The world's largest dulcimer festival. heart 13
Day 64 Midland, MI heart 9
Pere Marquette trail heart 3
Day 65 Frankenmuth, MI heart 4
The thumb. heart 3
Day 66 Frankenmuth, MI heart 5
Frankenfender heart 7
Day 67 Yale, MI heart 2
Vassar and Yale heart 2

Ontario

Day 68 Wallaceburg, Ontario heart 4
Competition within Two Far heart 4
Day 69 Erieau, Ontario heart 3
Serendipity heart 3
Day 70 Port Stanley, Ontario heart 4
More tidbits on energy production in Ontario. heart 3
Day 71 Normandale, Ontario heart 5
Cornucopia heart 5
Day 72 Port Colburne, Ontario heart 2
The elephant's front legs heart 5

New York

Day 73 Amherst, NY heart 2
Snail trail. heart 3
Day 74 Medina, NY heart 4
Building an empire. heart 5
Rest day in Medina NY heart 7
Day 76 Rochester, NY heart 4
Already where they want to be. heart 4
Day 77 Newark, NY heart 3
Mud heart 7
Day 78 Syracuse, NY heart 4
Weedsport heart 4
Day 79 Rome, NY heart 5
History lost, history recovered. heart 6
Day 80 Fort Plain, NY heart 4
Straying from the trail heart 4
Day 81 Schenectady, NY heart 6
Fresh pavement heart 7
Day 82 Albany, NY heart 4
We reach the Hudson. heart 3
Albany rest day. heart 5
Day 84 Fort Plain, NY heart 6
Competing with the canal. heart 4
Day 85 Rome, NY heart 2
All roads lead to Rome. heart 3
Day 86 Brewerton, NY heart 3
New York prices. heart 4
Day 87 Fair Haven, NY heart 2
Oswego River heart 3
Day 88 Irondequoit, NY heart 3
Apples heart 3
Day 89 Waterport, NY heart 2
Veggies heart 2
Day 90 Amherst, NY heart 3
A rain day heart 3
Day 91 Dunkirk, NY heart 3
A taste of Buffalo heart 4

Pennsylvania

Day 92 Erie, PA heart 7
Be careful what you wish for. heart 26
Sculptures heart 13

Ohio Again

Day 94 Austinburg, OH heart 6
I went back to Ohio heart 14
Day 95 Hiram, OH heart 5
Western Reserve heart 5
Day 96 Massillon, OH heart 4
Massillon heart 4
Day 97 Millersburg heart 4
Pop trees heart 6
Day 98 Mt. Vernon, OH heart 11
We rent clean pigs. heart 5
Day 99 Columbus, OH heart 7
The center heart 5
Post mortem heart 4
Trail's End heart 3