A journey through local music scenes in the American heartland as heard from a bicycle.

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Week 2 Webisode - Athens, OH

Week 2 Webisode - Athens, OH

Thu, Sep 16, 2010
Athens, Ohio
73 degrees, Sunny.

 


Athens, Ohio - an oasis. The local food is unmatched. The campus is bustling with students just a few years younger than us. It makes me miss college. It's a great town with a lot of history, and I'm glad that our director led us through (it's his alma mater). You can buy two pints of Killians for four dollars. Seriously. On draft. And that wasn't even a special. For this reason, we recommend Tony's Bar on State Street to anyone who might be passing through. For music, check out Casa Nueva, which is across the street from Tony's.

Quick history lesson: Opened in 1804, Ohio University is the oldest public university west of the Ohio River. Also, Matt Lauer went there. Now you know.

I won't say too much about our Band of the Week, The Frogwhompers - just wait for the webisode. You won't be disappointed.

We're heading to Columbus tomorrow, then taking a short break to catch our breath before looping around Ohio and trecking toward St. Louis in the coming weeks.

- Maj

Here's an article write up about the trip from Athens News

Distance Biked: 36 miles

Distance Biked to Date: 610 miles

How are you guys holding up?

How are you guys holding up? The photography is spectacular, and your blogs are very funny, I really feel like I'm riding with you - except MY legs don't hurt.... Please be careful, and I am having all of my friends follow you ...... xxoo lisa

How are you guys holding up?

How are you guys holding up? The photography is spectacular, and your blogs are very funny, I really feel like I'm riding with you - except MY legs don't hurt.... Please be careful, and I am having all of my friends follow you ...... xxoo lisa