Lexington, KY

Monday, August 3, 2009

Our stay in Ohio was brief as we crossed into Kentucky today headed for Lexington. Today was a gorgeous ride with large farms and big money horses at we entered derby country. The day began with a ride from the Cincinnati Recreation Commission to the heart of downtown where we crossed the Ohio River on a pedestrian/bike only bridge right by the Reds stadium.

View from the bridge

VT and another state line

The day moved quickly as our paceline stayed flat free and rode fast over the rolling hills of Kentucky. As we grew closer to Lexington we rode along gorgeous horse pastures and saw some barns that were twice the size of the mansions they were next to.

We arrived in downtown Lexington to lodging which was only a few blocks from University of Kentucky’s campus and the famous Rupp Area, home of the Wildcats. The location of lodging was one of the best we’ve had all trip with a Starbucks and local coffee shop only a few blocks away, as well as two bike shops within walking distance.

The team headed out for a friendship visit with CAKY (Community Alternatives of Kentucky) which was incredible. I unfortunately made the mistake of not bringing my camera to the event so I wasn’t able to snag any photos of the event. We enjoyed singing and dancing and they even had a cornhole set that we got to play. It was another awesome friendship visit that made all the miles feel like nothing.

The rest of the evening was spent watching the cycling classic American Flyer's with Kevin Chostner, another awesome 80’s cycling flick. 12 days left on the Journey of Hope!


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