Cloudy skies and intermittent rain mists greeted us this morning. We also had a headwind all day. After lunch the sun poked through the clouds and we were able to see our shadows.
About 10 miles from our start in Wabash, Indiana we got to ride in Salamonie State Park. It was dark in the trees and there were several small hills. We also crossed a large dam on the Salamonie River. Here is Salamonie Lake.
That was it for today’s scenery because the remainder of the ride was farm fields. Folks from Kalona, Iowa will appreciate that we rode through Yoder, Indiana.
After 60 miles of peddling we stopped for lunch in Hoagland, Indiana. Someone there had a strange mailbox.
Just after Hoagland, we entered Ohio. Tonight we are staying at a bed and breakfast place In Paulding, Ohio. We found out after arrival that they don’t serve breakfast so I guess it is just a bed. Maybe that is why they named it Bittersweet Inn.
Paulding is a county seat and in their centennial year of 1876 the county fathers decided that they needed a new courthouse. They visited many courthouses and liked the one in Adrian, Michigan. So they copied it.
Paulding County also has a Carnegie library that was built in 1910. It was the first Carnegie library to serve an entire county instead of a single city. The library still stands and looks much the same as it did when it was built.
- Wabash, Indiana to Paulding, Ohio
- Distance: 90.0 miles (145 km)
- Climbing: 1177 feet (359 m)
- Temperature: 64 – 74°F (18 – 23°C)
Joe doing a little derailleur tuning.