Am off the bike for a few weeks, due to work commitments in the USA. (or so I thought). The problem with coming to the USA is I can’t resist all the bad stuff, burgers and fries are my weakness. I pile on a load of weight and it never goes. Luck has it I have sourced a loaner bike which means I can get a few miles in rather than spending the time eating.
With some local knowledge in hand, head down to the farmland areas south of Indianapolis. Now there is not a lot down here, plenty of cornfields and a few homesteads not a lot more. Dialed up a route on the GPS and off we go.
This is very different terrain to Surrey, long straight sections of road all on a grid pattern. You are basically riding North, South, East or West with a field on either side. Lucky the wind was very low otherwise you could be banging your head against an onslaught in this wide open country..
It was a great ride, timed to perfection as the sun went down just as it came to an end.
- The cornfields
- The crazy dogs that charge out of the farms and force you to speed up or lose an ankle. (great motivation)
- The lack of traffic (only saw 1 tractor) – it was the size of a house of course and you could cycle between the wheels.
- Riding into the sunset.