Thursday, August 13, 2015

Day 11: Defiance OH to Monroeville IN (45 mi)

I expected to be in Monroeville by early afternoon, but forgot headwinds exist.

Speaking of wind, a lot of counties around here utilize wind power for electricity. Here's a video of some I found, plus my own little generator.

Monroeville looks pretty unassuming as a town of barely over 1000 in rural Indiana, but it is a huge hub for touring cyclists along the Northern Tier route. The main reason for this is a giant community center near the middle of town, where cyclists can shower, do laundry, and spend the night. The building is locked and only two people have the key: Warren and Rich? Who are these guys?

They were both unavailable, so the mayor came and unlocked it for me!


  1. Eric, thanks for doing this blog! I notice you are carrying a Kindle - do you have time to do any reading? What titles do you enjoy? - Best, Jill

    1. Yes, I usually have an hour or two at the end of each day to read, after I shower, eat, etc. I most recently finished The Martian, by Andy Weir

  2. Yay, Eric! The trip sounds awesome and you write really well on your blog. Keep up the good work and good luck! Can't wait to hear more :)