If you know what life is worth, you will look for yours on earth…
Akron in the morning
An early morning ride
River Styx Cemetery
Sunday morning I was on the road shortly after 4am, piloting Inna’s mom’s car. After unloading in the Copley High School parking lot, I was in the saddle 15 minutes before the official 7am start.
Continuing my string of good luck with this year’s major events, the weather was ideal: a blissful 72° after a cold front passed through overnight, leaving high, broken cloud cover that gradually burned off, but kept temperatures from getting higher than the mid-80s.
I stopped briefly at the semi-official donut stop a mere 11 miles in, then rolled on, not se »more
This was my third annual “M3ST”, having completed it in blistering heat in 2016, repeated in 2017, and skipped it last year due to lack of both fitness and motivation.
God approves of these cyclists' endeavor
Sunny Day on the Ohio River
Point of Beginning? 57 miles in?
In addition to moving the ride a month earlier, the organizers also changed the route this year. Riders started and finished on Neville Island, which (mostly) eliminated the need for riding on dangerous Route 51. It began with a hilly 25-mile detour into the Sewickley hills, took a slightly different route to the West Virginia line, a new rolling inland segment from Ohio to Beaver, a »more