Day 35 Coal City, IL to Valpariso, IN – 86 Miles – Cycling Through Amish Farmland

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MapMyRide Stats:  86 Miles  |  Time:   5:31   |   15.5 Mph

We cycled through tidy farms owned by Amish and Mennonite farmers.

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The roads in the state of Indiana are rough — lots of broken pavement — but they were tolerable because the traffic was fairly light and the terrain was flat.  We made the trek to Valparaiso Universitywhere we were thrilled to stay in dorm rooms with laundry facilities and air conditioning.  The school is nicknamed Valpo.

We were very happy to join Ben and Chris as they made their way through the state of Indiana on their way home from the RAGBRAI expo in Iowa.  We got to eat with them at a local brewpub and enjoy company from home.  Thanks Ben and Chris for the visit, that was really special!

Ben and Chris joined us for some local food and beer
Ben and Chris joined us for some local food and beer

 

Sunrise cycling to beat the heat.
Sunrise cycling to beat the heat