June 23, 1997

Doylestown, OH to Lisbon, OH
63 miles

"No way I want to walk back up that hill." [David Wallace at dinner]
"Pansies!" [Mark Bazerman]

Today some of us (Brian Holsenbeck, Mark Bazerman, and me) went to the Professional Football Hall of Fame in the morning, so we didn't get started pedalling until after 1pm. I apologize in advance for the San Francisco 49er focus of my Hall of Fame pictures, but this is my page...

I had a bad headache when I started pedalling, and the rough pavement in places made it worse. After I took something for it, however, the day started getting better. The hills were much more of a factor than they have been for weeks, but they were still managable today. The weather was hot, and also more humid than yesterday. We got photographed and interviewed by representatives of two newspapers. When we got to Lisbon, we were treated to really great hospitality by Earle, his family, and the other employees of the Steel Trolley Diner (pictures below).

Mike Weston and Brian Holsenbeck at the Professional Football Hall of Fame:
Hall outside

"The Catch" (Dwight Clark), and the football that Jerry Rice caught to tie Steve Largent's record:
The Catch and Rice #100

Bill Walsh in the Hall:
Bill Walsh

O.J. Simpson (this bust was apparently stolen briefly but recovered):

Jerry Rice's jersey:
Rice jersey

A player bench from Lambeau Field:
Lambeau Field bench

Steve Young's jersey:
Young jersey

Joe Montana's jersey:
Montana jersey

Ohio landscape:
More Ohio landscape

There is oil in eastern Ohio (although this particular pump was not operating):

A lake by the road, with geese on the near side:
Lake with geese

A professional picture, taken by S. Todd Rogers, who is doing an internship with the Youngstown Vindicator this summer (we also talked to a reporter from the local county paper later in the day; this is Mike Weston, Deb Klein, and Mark Bazerman):
Professional picture

Earle Hersman, who along with his wife Jacki is the owner of the Steel Trolley Diner, and our host for the night (he is holding their dog Scarlett):
Earle Hersman

Inside the Steel Trolley Diner at dinner (various members of the Bike America staff and riders):
Steel Trolley Diner

The banana split at the Steel Trolley was very good (as was the milkshake I had earlier):
Banana split

Deb Klein, Donna, Mark Bazerman, and Cathi:

[Today's text and pictures uploaded thanks to the Steel Trolley Diner in Lisbon, OH 330/424-FOOD.]