Please note: The date of this event has changed to Thursday, May 26, 2011 at 7:00 p.m.
Franklinton Cycle Works is generously hosting an informational meeting for the 2011 Water Cycle Project rides.
Please come out on May 26, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. to the FCW shop at 897 W. Broad, Columbus, Ohio to have all of your wildest questions about The Water Cycle Project answered.
This is a great opportunity to plug in with your local cycling community and test the waters to see if you’re up for any of our 4 rides this summer.
Please come prepared with lots of questions. Food and drink will be provided.
You can find the event on Facebook here: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=225680587449454
Due to lack of interest, this trip has been cancelled. Sorry for any inconvenience, please consider riding the Trans-Ohio Tour instead. (edit 05/27)
It would be great if you could join us for our Hocking Hills Trip! The Hocking Hills region is one of Ohio’s most beautiful areas.
I’m super excited to test myself with a few challenging hills, but still enjoy a slower paced, shorter trip-day.
Trip Date: September 1-3, 2011
Total Length: 166 miles
Average Day: 55 miles
Trip Fee: $90 if registered by 8/2/11
The hocking hills trip will be a beautiful September cycling adventure in Ohio. Day one will take us from Grove City to Chillicothe. Day two will be mostly on a designated bike path ending in Nelsonville, and day three will return to Grove City.
These will be shorter days, but days two and three will have some moderate hills.
Remember, you can always join us for only one day at any point in our trips. Day 1 of the Hocking Hills Trip is a perfect example. At only 43 miles, it will be our shortest day of all of our 2011 rides, and some of the easiest terrain. Grove City to Chillicothe is mostly flat, and there’s an overall elevation drop of 200 feet!
Still want more info? Here’s a printable PDF.
Interested in riding? Please register by clicking here, or contact us for more information.
To those riding the TOSRV this weekend, good luck! I wish I could join you.
I hope you get some great weather to work with. Looks like it might be clearing up for you.
The TOSRV is the Tour of the Scioto River Valley bike ride (website). It’s a two day event that rides 100 miles from Columbus, Ohio to Portsmouth, Ohio on Saturday, and then makes the return trip on Sunday.
Have fun. Meet some cyclists. Ride Safe.
If you get a chance, spread the word about our TWCP rides.
The Columbus Creative Cooperative was nice enough to give us some free ad space in their first anthology, Origins.
This is a group that I’m intimately involved with, and it’s great to see that my two endeavors can work together for mutual benefit.
Origins is an anthology, featuring nine short stories by Columbus authors. It can be ordered off of the Columbus Creative Cooperative website (www.ColumbusCoop.org) for $9.35, or can be ordered in Kindle Edition off of Amazon.com (click) for only $6.00.
If you’re a reader, consider picking up a copy. I think you’ll be pleased with it.
This is a guest blog from Jessica. She also writes a blog highlighting Twenty Dollar Dates in the Columbus area, check it out at TwentyDollarDates.com
I had the privilege of studying abroad in Guanajuato, Mexico my 3rd year of undergrad at OSU. I loved every single minute of it! Mexico is beautiful and full of never-ending culture–everywhere you look there’s something wonderful to see. My knowledge of the Spanish language grew and my appreciation of Mexican culture grew as well.
I woke up everyday to warm weather & to the sound of vendors selling things in the street. This yelling at sunrise became, surprisingly, a comforting sound as my study abroad summer continued. “Verduras!” “Gas!” “Carne!” “Agua!” Selling vegetables, meat & even natural gas didn’t surprise me. But water?! Of all things I 100% take for granted in the States, water is probably #1. I drink a ton of water each day, constantly refilling my water bottle with the seemingly ever-flowing source of water at water fountains, my Britta filter, office coolers, sinks! But in Guanajuato, families….bought…drinking water?? On top of paying a monthly bill for bathing water?? It boggled me. I quickly realized that clean water was a precious commodity in Mexico. Our host family bought three jugs of drinking water each week & no fail, at the end of the week we were out & waiting for our Monday delivery in anticipation. I started to drink less and less water, humbled by the rarity of it. I suddenly felt so spoiled and “American.” Not having to worry about my drinking water was something I was so privileged to in the States!
I had a conversation with my host mom about this and she just nodded and smiled. She said, in Spanish, that I was in fact spoiled. Growing up her family did not have water jugs delivered to them–they had to walk to the local well each day. So in Mexico, her family now is actually considered quite wealthy, getting their three jugs of water delivered each week. Later that day, she had to lecture us (with a laugh) of being more considerate when bathing & flushing the toilet–only 5 minute showers & only flush when it’s #2.
Needless to say, I learned to consume less water. I learned to be grateful when I brushed my teeth with clean water, when I pressed the water fountain button & when I turned the faucet to get a glass of water. And now when I see an office cooler, I always think differently.