This will be my feeble attempt at a ride report about Ohio State Parks.
You won't learn a damn thing you couldn't find in 5 minutes online.
For all you Ohio guys I'm sure you know a hell of a lot more than me
so please excuse my ignorance.
I hope to make this an on going report.
Look for a new update in about 2 weeks.
If you follow along don't mind the bad grammar and poor punctuation.
Oh yeah and the crappy cell phone photos.
First up- Delaware State Park.
I left my home in Cleveland on Tuesday Aug 4 for an overnight stay at the park.
I had recently bought a Passport America camping card that offers 50% off campsites.
The card is good for 17 Ohio State Parks on Sunday thru Wednesday.
Passport America Campgrounds
The full electric site is $26. I paid $13 which left more money for beer.
I took some great back roads on the two plus hour trip down to Delaware.
I didn't take any pics on the way down, I was having too much fun riding.
I think I made it to the park about 3pm. Checked in and set up camp.
I recently bought some new gear. I'll give you guys my 2 cents.
The REI half dome plus tent and the REI flex lite chair.
Here's a pic of the tent without the rain fly.
I know a lot of you guys probably have the tent or the chair or something similar.
I love the chair packs small, comfy, stable. I weigh 200lbs and the chair felt strong.
I like the tent, it's a 2 person and can hold me and the gear.
I don't think I would sleep two in the tent but that's me.
The rain fly was kind of a pain but it was my first time using the tent.
I am happy with it and would buy it again.
When I checked in I told the college kid working the office to find me a nice quiet site.
He said dude it's Tuesday nobody's here, that works for me.
Here's a pic of all my neighbors.
After I got set up I jumped on the bike and rode a couple miles to a gas station for some beer.
Got back drank a few beers and ate leftover pizza from the day before.
All was good till about 7 pm when the mosquitoes found me. Damn, I forgot the bug spray.
I took a walk around to keep those bastards from biting me. Very few campers on a Tuesday.
The area I was in was very clean, restrooms were stocked and clean.
About 9 pm I started a fire and that helped keep the bugs away.
I turned on my ipod, drank the rest of my beer and looked at the stars till bedtime.
What a great night.
The next morning I got packed up and took a ride around the park.
Here's a picture of the beach.
After checking out the rest of the park,
I needed some coffee and headed 3 miles down the road to McDonald's for a cheap breakfast.
After breakfast it was time to head home.
The weather was great and the riding was awesome.
Now I'm looking forward to the next one.
Well, that is all I got for this trip.
I hope to update this thread every few weeks with a new park till the end of the season.
I'll leave you guys with a sign I saw on some back road on the way home.