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    WGingerich
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    It’s the height of summer so it’s time to catch some cool breezes off Lake Erie and, what else, cruise main street in Geneva on the Lake. We’ll take small roads east of Bob’s in Macedonia over to the End of the Commons General Store in Mesopotamia (where our tour of Biblical cities ends). After a rest stop at this fascinating store that has a little of everything we’ll head north on Rte 534 to the Grand River and cross over on the Mechanicsville Covered Bridge. From there it is just a mile or two north to South Ridge Road (the Lake Erie shoreline thousands of years ago) where we begin a loop up around the current Lake Erie shoreline, through Geneva on the Lake, and then south to lunch at the Old Mill Winery in Geneva. If we decide it’s too hot to eat on their patio we’ll head for the air conditioned sports bar at Chops Grille at I-90.

    As usual, we’ll leave from Bob Evans in Macedonia (Rte 8 and I-271) at 10 AM. Come earlier for breakfast. Come with a full tank of gas, air in your tires, and liquids for hydration.

    The GPS file, Bobs to Geneva Old Mill Winery, is available for download in the About/extras area of the website

    See you this Saturday!

    #29011
    WGingerich
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    Well, it’s certain to be warm tomorrow – forecast is for 95 degrees, although it will be a bit cooler near the lake. Our rest stop at 1 hr and 15 min into the ride is air conditioned and has a huge assortment of cold drinks and snacks, and places to sit down. Plus it’s interesting to browse the store (it goes on forever) and taste their varieties of fresh home made peanut butter. And we’ll have an air conditioned place for lunch.

    Be sure to bring water along for the trip up to Geneva and your ride back home. You need to drink something at least hourly, every half hour is better in the heat.¬†Visit this link for some very interesting strategies for riding in the heat. An excerpt:<span style=”font-size: 90%;”> “To continue the ride, I go into hot weather survival mode. Full riding gear, including riding pants, leather boots, and gloves, and a knit neck “cooler” saturated with water. As quickly as the fabric dries out in the blast-furnace wind, I flip the faceshield open, squeeze a gusher of water down my chin, and slam the faceshield shut again. The water dribbles down to wet the neck cooler and my shirt inside the jacket. About 10 seconds after the water penetrates the neck cooler, it cools from evaporation in the hot air, and sucks some heat out of my neck.¬† “</span>

    We’ll leave Bob’s in Macedonia promptly at 10 AM tomorrow. Hope to see you then….

     

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