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Thu, Sep 23, 2010
Cincinnati, Ohio

Interviewed by local news

Dayton and Cincinnati, as anyone from the area will tell you, are merging together. As it stands, there are about ten miles of separation between the Dayton sprawl and the Cincy sprawl. We biked through those ten...

Thu, Sep 23, 2010
Dayton, Ohio

quarter fail

Despite what you might see on the back of a state quarter from North Carolina, Dayton, Ohio is the true home of flight. 3/4 of us at Bandcycle are from Ohio, and we take some serious pride in knowing that without us, YOU wouldn't be able...

Tue, Sep 21, 2010
Piqua, Ohio

On the road through Ohio

Piqua, Ohio - hometown of Shawnee warrior Tecumseh, former underwear capital of the world, and regional high school football center - was our most recent stop on Bandcycle.

Our short trip from Urbana to...

Mon, Sep 20, 2010
Urbana, Ohio

 Back on the road today, peddling through The Buckeye State, also known as The Heart of it All.

You can't choreograph this...

Urbana, Ohio is home to...

Fri, Sep 17, 2010


We outpaced some severe weather on our ride up to Columbus, as a tornado leveled several homes in Athens just hours after we left. Our thoughts...

Wed, Sep 15, 2010
Parkersburg, West Virginia

We finally made it to Parkersburg, and let me tell you folks - West Virginia was not short, and it was not flat. While in The Mountain State we saw the seasons, people, and landscape change from what they were back East. The people were especially generous and friendly, as we were warmly welcomed not only at our couchsurfing stops, but by nearly everyone we met (a few rough-and-tumble bartenders excepted).

We took Route 50 through the entire state, and overall, it was a good ride. If...

Mon, Sep 13, 2010
Salem, West Virginia

Salem's sunset


Shalom and Hello,

This morning we woke up at our camp site on Lake Tygart, cooked some breakfast and headed out on the road.  After a few early morning...

Sun, Sep 12, 2010
Rowlesburg, West Virginia

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Sup homies,

We woke up this morning to wet, rain-filled tents, my fried cell phone, and a wet pizza box with a few remaining slices from the night before.  One of...

Sat, Sep 11, 2010

Gallows Bound

Today was a long haul from Winchester, VA to a campground outside of New Creek, WV. We've learned that Route 50 is not the ideal East->West bike route. The shoulder at the side of the road has been small almost the whole way, and the...