Tour of the USA – Week Fifteen

Well, How Did We Get Here? Miles, Feet Climbed, Maps & Profiles.

In a departure from the usual format, I’m started this week’s update with a map & elevation profile that covers the first 15 weeks of our trip – it puts in perspective how far we’ve travelled, as well as some of the North / South travel that gets lost when you say you’re doing an East to West route!

We’ve covered 4,900 miles & climbed 169,365 feet to reach North East.

Previous updates described how we travelled from Seattle in Washington to Defiance, Ohio in the first 14 weeks of our adventure. Now find out where we went & what we did in Week 15! Hopefully picking a single photo to represent each day will refresh my mind when it comes to looking back on my adventure!

Saturday took us from Defiance to Independence & on to Gettysburg via the Maumee Towpath Trail. We spent Sunday working out when we expect to complete our Coast to Coast cycling adventure, then on Monday we booked our flights back to the UK (we’re flying home on 6th September). Tuesday included a great coffee stop at Ideal Bakery in Gibsonburg as we picked up the North Coastal Inland Trail to Norwood. We passed through the birthplace of Thomas A Edison on Wednesday as we got our first view of Lake Erie, while on Thursday we saw the sights of Cleveland before the rains caught up with us on the way to Ashtabula. On Friday we crossed into Pennsylvania on the way to the wine country of North East.

The biggest mileage week yet of our Coast to Coast adventure.

Week Fifteen – Defiance (OH) to North East (PA)

DateStart LocationEnd LocationMilesFeet Climbed
06/08/22Defiance (OH)Perrysburg57384
07/08/22REST DAYREST DAY00
08/08/22REST DAYREST DAY00
09/08/22PerrysburgNorwalk71384
10/08/22NorwalkLakewood56823
11/08/22LakewoodAshtabula771,142
12/08/22AshtabulaNorth East661,542
Totals3284,275

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