TITLE: Riding in Muncie
AUTHOR: Eugene Wallingford
DATE: September 07, 2013 9:02 PM
It's been three years since my most recent Running on the Road
the Oxford, Ohio, area.
Little did I know at the time it would
be my last.
I've started cycling in place of running, though until now when
I've traveled I've either hit the hotel's fitness room or walked
This is the first trip since Oxford that I have taken my exercise
with me. I put
a Thule bike rack
on the trunk of my Taurus and brought
I'm back again in Muncie, which I reported in my second Running
on the Road entry back in
This gave me a chance to revisit
the Cardinal Greenway,
an old favorite for marathon training. I've several times done
20-milers by running from the Wysor Depot north to Gaston and
back. This time, with my bike, I headed south to see new ground.
The result was a ride down past Losantville and 50 miles total.
A good ride.
Biking when I travel is tougher than running. I need so much
more equipment, and it takes so much more space to pack. Unless
I can find ways to rent or borrow a bike at my destination, I
will be limited to riding in places to which I can drive. But
I'm willing to give it a try. If things go well on upcoming trips
this fall to
Riding on the Road may become its own series of posts.