The Great Ohio Bicycle Adventure

Today I am off for a week of cycling the Great Ohio Bicycle Adventure, commonly known as GOBA. I have wanted to do this ride since I began cycling four years ago after Bariatric surgery.

I am cycling this week with my friends Paula and Susan. Susan was one of my fellow cofounders of my bicycle club, Spinoff Cyclists Bicycle Club. Paula and I are also part of a larger group of NE Ohio cyclists being supported by Bob of Cuyahoga Valley Enterprises.

I look forward to our daily 45-55 mile rides between small western Ohio towns. Today we are in Urbana. The town went all out with a downtown street fair with entertainment and food. There are about 3,000 cyclists and that is quite a crowd for these small farm towns. Tomorrow we are headed to Troy. I don’t expect to see any Trojans along the road though 🙂

I have come to like these endurance type challenges in my cycling. This is something I could never imagine doing five years ago. I guess I do it because I can. I do it because it is fun. I do it because it makes me appreciate life and try to live it to the fullest.

Tomorrow begins seven days of cycling through the western Ohio farm fields. I will brake for cows!

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  1. Tracy at June 16, 2013 at 6:23 am

    Tom. I will be looking forward to hearing your notes this week. What an amazing victory to be able to do this ride. I am so inspired by your endurance. I love reading your blog. I will be wishing for you the best weather possible this week. Ride man ride!!!


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