BengeBoy's thread about his solo century has inspired me to try the same at the end of the week. My goal is a bit more modest: only a metric century, which will start at Russell's Point, Ohio, and wander through Lewistown, De Graff, Zanesfield, and Rushsylvania in a manner which will encircle the metropolis of Bellefountaine. I've cycled the area but have never ventured to the east of Bellefountaine. If I read the graphs correctly there is some serious climbing ahead of me.
Photos will be taken if they don't threaten my average speed.
Athough there should be at least two gas stations along the way for supplies, I have often wondered about this question: what is the proper manner for bumming water off of total strangers? Do you pick an unoccupied-looking house and raid the garden hose? Do you knock on the door and ask if you can borrow some water? Do you just crawl to a farm pond and get what you can?
The two times I've "borrowed" water were at little country churches. No one shot at me so I guess it was OK.