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
I’m in Guilford, VT at the second water stop. I’m making good time, as it’s currently 10:23am. There’s been a lot of northward riding, and now I get to head south.
I have reached the first rest stop, in Gill, in just under 2 hours. Getting some water and snacks and then I’ll continue on.
I’m checked in and ready to start my ride. I’ll update again at the first water stop.