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
On the second day of my trip, I began to ride the canal trail. To get there, I headed back east just a bit to the Hudson, and rode north along a trail there that follows the river. In the more urban areas, the trail has a separate component just for bikes, painted green (click … Read more
Back in June I took a week-long bike trip to celebrate my 50th birthday. I rode across New York State, following the Erie Canalway Trail. I did not ride that trail at first, though. I initially had to spend a day getting from Holyoke to Albany. I loaded up my luggage (2 large pannier bags … Read more
Here’s the detailed story of my Will Bike 4 Food ride this past Sunday. I arrived later than I had in past years – getting there with my bike at 6:45 or so instead of 6:30. This was not a problem, though, as they were not offering a big spread of food this year (because … Read more
Well, I have made it to the end of the ride. Unfortunately, I did not do better than my 2019 time. My total time was 9 hours and 10 minutes. That is still the second best time I’ve had for a century ride. Now it’s time to eat. Then head home and get cleaned up. … Read more
I am at the last rest stop, in Williamsburg. It’s 2:52pm, so I think I can still manage to finish with a new record time. Here goes!
I have made it to the third stop – pulled in here just before 1:00, with students from Deerfield Academy cheering cyclists in. I have about 33 miles to go.
I’m in Leyden center, at 11:30, the halfway point in the ride, and I think also the highest elevation in the ride. Just before I passed back into Mass, I encountered a couple of young raccoons crossing the road. They scampered off into the brush before I could stop to take a picture. I’ve got … Read more