A great opportunity to experience the southeastern Ohio hills is the Columbus Fall Challenge (CFC) on October 2 & 3; 110 miles each day. Perhaps you can perform a comparison test between your classic & modern day stead.
<email@example.com>; <Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org> Sent: Monday, May 24, 2004 10:32 PM Subject: Re: [CR]Bike shop of interest in Athens, OH
> As a graduate of Ohio University, I spent 5 years (including grad school) in
> Athens. It was only slightly after graduating that I began riding
> lightweight bikes. I don't remember any good bike shops in Athens then,
> which was just before the start of the US bike boom, but maybe it's just
> that that was during the few years of my life when I was not cycling.
> Certainly remember the hills, though. A couple were in the middle of campus
> and were so steep that when covered with ice in the winter it was almost
> impossible to walk up or down them with falling on your backside. I can
> imagine that part of Ohio is great country for cycling, too bad I was there
> during my "lost years" in terms of cycling. Probably "lost" in some other
> ways too, but that's another story and an off-topic one.
> Jerry Moos
> Houston, TX
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Jon Schaer" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: "Mark Poore" <email@example.com>; <Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
> Sent: Monday, May 24, 2004 9:05 PM
> Subject: Re: [CR]Bike shop of interest in Athens, OH
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Mark Poore" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > > Just spent the weekend riding at Cedar Falls, OH which is between Athens
> > and Columbus.
> > >
> > Mark,
> > If you find yourself looking for rides in that area again, feel free to
> > contact me. I can offer many suggestions, maps, and possibly join you.
> > Valleys and hills both available. Lotsa nice terrain.
> > BTW, Athens also boasts the 2nd steepest paved road in Ohio. It's not very
> > long, but a real stem-twister!
> > Jon Schaer
> > Columbus, OH