The terrain has really flattened out today. A headwind this morning kept me from really upping my speed, however. Today’s ride took me through Marion, the home town of President Warren G. Harding.
On the west side of the city, I stopped at a convenience store for something caffeinated and decided it would be a good time for lunch. By the time I finished, dark clouds had gathered west of town and the wind picked up. I took a look at the weather radar. There was an angry red line from just west of Marion stretching south, like someone had taken a knife and tried to gut Ohio. I decided to stay put for a while. I was going to wait out the storm under the store’s awning, but there was so much lightening I retreated into the store. The storm passed quickly, and the sky cleared up within about an hour.
Even flat, Ohio is a beautiful state. You just have to relax a little more to notice it on the plains.
I passed some more Amish country and saw two men harvesting wheat. On drove a machine pulled by four horses. The machine cut the wheat and made small bundles. The other man followed stacking the small bundles together.