Anderson to Lebanon via Strawtown and Cicero: Oh yes! I’m living my dream!
Thursday May 6, 2010, 47 miles (76 km) – Total so far: 47 miles (76 km)
Thursday morning. The ride begins. Or not.
My dad insists on taking me to the edge of town because, you know, there’s morning traffic, school buses, and people who aren’t used to looking out for cyclists. It is nothing that I won’t encounter over the next seven weeks – but I know it will make my dad feel much better, so I concede. He drives me the first ten miles to the edge of town. If he knew all of the adventures I’ve undertaken over the past 15 years since leaving home (and most of the things he does know), then it seems like this would not be a big deal. But for whatever reason(s), it is. He may not be able to protect me from negative experiences along the route, but he can do his best on his own turf. Read more