On the way to Route 20 we stopped to sync up. Claire noticed some beautiful flox flowers off the road. She went over to take some pictures and noticed some bones among the flowers. She wasn't sure if they were human or animal, so she took a few pictures. When I got to Marcellus, NY I went to the police station and reported that Claire found some bones. Officer Len Richer helped us out and called the State Police to investigate. The State Police called Claire back and informed her that these were deer bones, not human. Case Closed. Len has a few friends who have MS and was supportive of my ride and glad I was riding for MS. Thanks Len!
When I arrived at US Route 20 I was greeted by several long, steep climbs coming right behind each other. It was very slow going so at lunch I conferred with a local, Betsy, who said I would do better to head north to Route 5 east, which happens to be the road I started on in Weedsport, before heading south to Route 20. I took Betsy's advice and rode back to Route 5 and had a much better ride to Utica to finish for the day.
Here's a link to the map of today's ride.