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Old 12-06-15, 10:29 AM
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Seeking Ohio to Erie trail info whole 334 miles

I am seeking information on the Ohio to Erie trail -- all 334 miles of the route. I find confusing information online. Most sites point to just sections of the route, and particularly a towpath section. I can't seem to find detailed trip reports and FAQs on the entire 334 mile route from Cincinatti to Cleveland. Can anybody share info if you have ridden this route? Seems to be about 80% bike path and 20% roads. I found a GPX file that will be helpful. What info can anybody share? Particularly, is this a route with daily camping options for a through-ride, or is it better suited to credit card touring?
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Old 12-06-15, 11:13 AM
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I rode it, last year, from Cleveland to Dayton area. The reason I stopped was my neice lives there and my wife and I had ridden the Cincinnati section early that year as part of our cross country tour. There are maps available. They are free but they did charge a couple of $ for shipping. I took my camping gear but used Warmshowers and friends/family and 1 motel.
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How much on bike path and how much on road?

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I rode it, last year, from Cleveland to Dayton area. The reason I stopped was my neice lives there and my wife and I had ridden the Cincinnati section early that year as part of our cross country tour. There are maps available. They are free but they did charge a couple of $ for shipping. I took my camping gear but used Warmshowers and friends/family and 1 motel.
What is the ratio of dedicated bike path to roads, and can you comment on the quality and safety of the roads involved in the Cleveland to Cincinnati complete tour? Thanks.
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Old 12-06-15, 01:44 PM
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Tandem Tom owns Super Le Tour??!!!

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I rode it, last year, from Cleveland to Dayton area. The reason I stopped was my neice lives there and my wife and I had ridden the Cincinnati section early that year as part of our cross country tour. There are maps available. They are free but they did charge a couple of $ for shipping. I took my camping gear but used Warmshowers and friends/family and 1 motel.
I just noticed in your profile that you have a 1977 Super Le Tour. My one and only bicycle these last 39 years has been a 1976 Super Le Tour. She evolved over the years, first to 700c wheels, then to 8 cogs in back, then 10, then to a compact crank up front and these days to a Shimano Alfine 11 internal gear hub in back and a single ring up front, and a Shutter Precision dynamo hub up front for lights and USB charging power while on tour. I love the bike. All fasteners are aluminum or titanium depending on criticality. I have a titanium front and rear rack, and balance the light titanium and aluminum with a heavy Brooks Flyer Imperial saddle for wonderful comfort. Front fork is a threadless Soma classic curve with mini v-brakes. I like the setup very much. What a wonderful bicycle. I suppose I have about 80,000 miles or more on her, and she's going strong. I'm told that Schwinn bought the frames from Panasonic. Very nice frame. The sports touring geometry feels somewhat sporty and on long rides with touring/camping gear, it feels great. I carry only about 12 to 14 pounds of gear, including camping ultra light items, so it is a perfect bike for that. My latest treat to her was a pair of xpedo magnesium pedals with titanium spindles. Great times with this bike over many years. I rode the bike in 17 triathlons, I've toured all over and done centuries on her. I bought her brand-new with my newspaper route money. Good times.
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