Well, it took 9 hours and 50 minutes, but I have finished. i need to grab food before they put it away, but expect a full write-up in the coming days.
I’ve made it to the last rest stop, which is a bit further down the road than advertised, so there was some confusion in finding it. There has been light rain off and on for the past 90 minutes. I’m at mile 85, so the rest will probably take me an hour.
I’m at the third stop now, at Deerfield Academy. I was greeted by the usual cheering throng of students who are volunteering. given the time, there is still a chance that I’ll finish in 9 hours, but we’ll see.
I’m at the halfway point now, in Leyden Center. Just climbed the steepest hill of the day. the weather is warmer, but it has gotten overcast, so I’m not feeling super warm while riding. It is supposed to rain later – hopefully it will hold off until I finish.
I’m at the second water stop, which is in Guilford, VT, and is in a different spot than last year. Instead of the fire station, the stop is in front of the Guilford Country Store. I’m still feeling pretty good, and ready for the climbing to come.
I am at the first water stop, in Gill. I got here in good time – less than 2 hours. Have already had some food and will be continuing in a moment.
I am at Will Bike 4 Food, and am about ready to start out. I’m the 8th rider to check in. it’s chilly – the temp is in the 40s – but it will get up to 70 later.
The fifth day of my trip was the last one involving riding the Canalway Trail. After getting breakfast at my hotel, I rode north and a bit west, making my way back to the canal and the trail. I passed through a bit of Rochester once I was on the trail, crossing the Genesee River … Read more
On the fourth day of the trip, I got some takeout breakfast from the Rise N Shine Diner, which was just a few blocks from my lodging. I got the Fruity Pebbles yogurt parfait, which was pretty good, as well as a side of scrambled eggs. As I walked there to pick up my food, … Read more
On the third day of my trip, I left the small town of Little Falls to head for Syracuse. I passed over the Mohawk River as I left the town, in order to get back to the trail. Here’s the view from the bridge (click images for full size versions): I quickly got on the … Read more