Conneaut OH to Austinburg OH
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With thunderstorms and lightning forecasted for today, we fortunately only had a relatively short distance of about 20 miles to ride. So, a bit before 10:00 AM, we set off in a light rain.
Again, as with prior days, we had great roads between the hotel, which is by the interstate, and our target road, which was US Rt 20 in this case. A short segment of that portion of the ride (maybe a quarter of a mile or a little more) was unpaved, but not a problem.
As most of the ride on US Rt 20 had little traffic, until getting close to Ashtabula, the lack of any road shoulder was not a problem. This entire segment of US Rt 20 was two lanes in each direction, so there was plenty of room for cars to pass us while we rode in the right lane.
From Ashtabula, for some miles we were on an excellent rails-to-trains bike path called the Western Reserve Greenway Trail. While we’d been spared rain for most of our time on US Rt 20, a while after getting on the trail, claps of thunder filled the air and we even saw a lightning flash or two. Fortunately, though, while we were pelted a little with some rain, it never got really heavy. Soon thereafter, we arrived at the hotel for the night.