Bike Ride – October 22, 2016

Autumn is here.  It was a pretty chilly and windy day.  I started at Tuttle Park.  When I got to Dublin Rd./Spring/Long St. (see map) I continued south rather than east as usual.

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I was intrigued by this giant billboard and wanted to check it out.

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Orange Barrel Media

As I got closer I could see there was an office building beneath the billboard.  It belongs to a company called Orange Barrel Media which does outdoor advertising.  They’re the ones who created this billboard on the side of the Atlas building downtown.  I always thought it was very creative particularly the yellow paint on the parking and the vehicles covered in the paint.

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Atlas Building Billboard

I got off the trail at Rickenbacker Drive which is in Franklinton, then over to North Souder Avenue then McKinley Avenue where I got to the back of the billboard/office building.  That’s a bunch of solar panels on billboard.  In the foreground is typical Franklinton with boarded up buildings.

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Orange Barrel Media

I went north on McKinley Avenue where there wasn’t a whole lot to see.  It was an industrial area with warehouses and manufacturing.  There was a big junk yard.  The area was pretty deserted.  I think I saw only two cars and nobody outside a car.  When I got to Yale Avenue where I came across the old Sun Manufacturing building which I mentioned before. It’s being used as a warehouse now and they restored the name on the building.

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Sun Manufacturing

I went south on Yale to Broad Street so I was west of downtown.

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West Broad Street

Columbus Fire Department Engine House number 10.  The old Engine House 10 is on the left.  In typical Franklinton tradition, it is boarded up.

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Columbus Fire Engine House No. 10

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Maurice Gates Memorial

Across the street is the Bottoms Up Coffee Co-Op.  I liked the mural on the side.

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Bottoms Up Coffee Co-Op

East to downtown.  The Broad Street bridge was being worked on so I took Starling Street to Town Street and crossed the river on the Rich Street bridge where I came across this deer looking at the river.

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Rich Street Bridge

Stopped briefly at the Scioto Mile then up to High Street and headed north where I was greeted with a north wind howling in my face.

Stopped briefly on the Ohio State Oval to make a phone call.

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Hayes Hall

Back to Tuttle, 13 miles.

About Tracy M

I live in Lewis Center, Ohio & recently retired from JP Morgan Chase. I enjoy many outdoor activities and do a lot of biking. If anyone would like to join me for a ride just let me know.
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3 Responses to Bike Ride – October 22, 2016

  1. Jon Blehar says:

    Great photos as usual. But I am curious, were you able to talk the deer out of jumping? Did he say what he was despondent about?

  2. Evil says:

    Great photos. Specifically the dear statue was pretty awesome!!

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