jumped off to a great start yesterday – rode 105 miles. The first forty were along the tow path trail along the old canal. It was awesome, especially the part around akron. I can’t believe i had never been there. The weather hasn’t been too bad. It’s mostly only rained at night. Right now there’s a raging storm outside. Also some of my gear is starting to show wear. There’s a wierd bubble in my sleeping pad that keeps growing, my rain fly is starting to leak a bit, and i had 3 flats this morning – as many as i had in the first 3k miles! I trashed that tire and am now on the spare. But riding along lake erie has been great. I also highly recommend the sunrise cafe in geneva-on-the-lake. The owners are hilarious.