Michael, age 12, had flown by himself from South Carolina so that we could participate in the Great Ohio Bicycle Adventure that year. GOBA is an annual event with more than 2000 cyclists riding a week-long tour of Ohio.
Starting June 16, the '96 GOBA tour began at the county fairgrounds in Mansfield, Ohio, traveled a circuitous northeastern route up to Cedar Point on Lake Erie, then a southwestern circuit which ended in Mansfield again on 22 June. 350 miles altogether, we saw a lot of Ohio and it is a great state. (Every state is great if we really see something of it!) This photo was taken at Seneca Caverns which was a stop on the tour. Happy 30th Birthday, Michael! I see a German Chocolate Cake in your near future.