6/24/2016-Friday : we did it!!! There was beautiful weather for our short 17 mile ride. We started off in groups of 2-3 to minimize risk, it’s rush hour in Boston! As a group we re-gathered 4 miles from the beach and our Crossroads team vans guided us with flashing lights and occasional horns blasting the … More Day 48: Burlington to Boston (Revere Beach), Mass.
6/23/2016- Wednesday : This was our last full day of riding, and it was fun BUT also challenging! There was over 5200 ft of climbing, some with 12% grades but also nice descents. No one was in a mood to race this day!! Lots of great chatter, some music blared from Kevin’s small but powerful … More Day 47: Brattleboro Vt. To Burlington, Mass.
6/22/2016: what a day, and I mean that for so many reasons!! We had all 4 seasons of weather with the morning cloudier than expected as we headed towards Bennington, Vt. Thanks to the staff I was able to get my rain jacket out of the truck– thank God I did!! As we crossed the … More Day 46: Latham NY to Brattleboro, Vt.
6/21/2016-Tuesday: We had thunder, lightening and minimal rain overnight but awoke to a much cooler morning with clear skys and again trailing winds! We Saw our first good example of the locks along the Erie Canal and Mohawk River when we enteredLittle Falls about 7 miles into the day . I hope the photos do … More Day 45: Herkimer to Latham, NY
6/20/2016: Happy first day of summer! My buddy Paul informed me that we are not only experiencing summer solstice but also a full moon tonight- a rare combination and often called the strawberry moon! It’s getting cloudy here in Herkimer so if anyone happens out and does see this rarity– send us a photo!! It … More Day 44: Syracuse to Herkimer NY
Sunday 6/19/2016: Happy Father’s Day to all!! This was considered a short day 69 miles with 2400 ft of elevation climbs!! Rode all the way with Ron who has now been touring for 10 days and definitely getting stronger!! Again great weather with a slight tailwind but temps got to 92 by 1 pm. The … More Day 43: Canandaigua to Syracuse NY
6/18/2016: well today marks 6 weeks since we first gathered on May 7th to begin our trip. At that time getting to where we are today seemed sooooo far away! Today we rode 94 miles and much of it was along roads nestled among hillsides covered with established old farm fields alongside big farm homes … More Day 42: Hamburg to Canandaigua NY
6/17/2016: The morning was gorgeous, it felt like a crisp spring East Coast day with temps in the 50-60 range and a slight breeze in our faces! We left town and headed northeast on St. Rt. 5 within eyesight of Lake Erie.There were a few white caps and lots of vineyards. I found out this … More Day 41: Erie, Pa. To Hamburg, NY
6/16/2016-Thurs : now I imagine everyone thinks I’m including the day of the week lately just as a part of good blog manners, how does it sound if I confess it is just to keep me oriented to the day of the week or else I’ll forget? Time is taking on a new dimension when … More Day 40: rest day in Erie, Pa.
6/15/2016–Wednesday : today was a day of relatively calm, easy riding– at least compared to yesterday when Kevin and I threw it down hard into mostly head winds. Today — We rode in a group of 4-6 taking in country roads with small farms, covered bridges over streams, more Amish families out in buggies ( … More Day 39: Niles, OH to Erie, Pa.