So I haven’t posted in a while. Well I haven’t gone on any “long” rides because I’ve been having foot issues. Doctor says it is tendonitis. It seems to be getting better so here I am.
We got to Ohio Stadium eight hours before the game. ABC 6 was broadcasting “Buckeye Football Fever.” They wanted me to appear on the show but I declined because I didn’t have time.
We continued south. This is the back of Battelle Memorial Institute. The bike path goes past it.
When we got to Third Avenue we got off the trail and went through the Harrison West neighborhood. It’s a very nice neighborhood with lots of new construction.
This is Side by Side Park just off Third Ave.
More of Harrison West.
This is a school building built in 1874.
Saint Francis Assisi church.
Heading downtown we went past this residence across from Goodale Park.
This is their back yard barbecue. Pretty nice.
Our destination today was the Arena District.
Arena Crossing apartments.
The street we were on took us under High Street so we followed it. This is looking up at the Hyatt from below High Street. As you can see it was a very overcast day.
Looking up at the Nationwide building from the same location.
And finally, looking up at the new Hilton Hotel.
Further back, the road took us under the convention center. It was a real interesting place but I’m not sure I’d want to be down there at night.
You can see the Hyatt & convention center in this one.
OK. Enough of subterranean Columbus. Going back up to be with the surface people.
Back to the Arena District. Apartments.
This is a foot bridge going over the road we were on earlier.
Heading over to an area with a lot of nice restaurants.
Looking towards the back of the Nationwide Building.
This is an arch from the old train station and McFerson Commons Park.
More of the Arena District.
This is the new Columbia Gas building under construction across the street.
This is further west on Nationwide Blvd. It is an old factory converted to loft apartments.
This is as far west as you can go on Nationwide Blvd. It’s kind of off the beaten path. It’s in the undeveloped area of the Arena District.
Inside there is some very neat old equipment. We had no idea what it would have been used for.
This building is just east of the one above. It was the old Municipal Light Plant. We both wanted to go in but couldn’t find an open door.
That was the end of our exploration of the Arena District.
We went downtown along the river front. Wow, did it look different.
Here’s what it looked like before.
Headed back north. Five hours before the game.
Back to Whetstone Park. Wow, I must have been in a picture taking mood. 20 Miles.