This was the first rain since Arizona! We've experienced great weather on this journey. The theory about taking advantage of prevailing south west winds held true for the first two weeks. For the remainder of the trip I experienced mostly easterly head winds. I'll have to speak with a meteorologist about this after we get home.
Today's ride was much better than yesterday's as I traveled Route 5 and various side road options losely following the Mohawk River. This route eliminated multiple long, steep climbs. I also made use of the Erie Canal bike path for several miles, where a very large deer was foraging.
The Berkshires are ahead for tomorrow, should be a good challenge. I can't wait to see how they shape up. I'm found myself feeling sad this awesome adventure will over in a couple days. I must be going slightly mad.
New York has been a beautiful state to ride across, and challenging too from a climbing and navigational perspective.
Over the next couple of days I'll be leaving more information on the blog about our expected time of arrival on the Cape on Memorial Day. I'll be coming over the Bourne bridge and then riding to Old Silver Beach in Falmouth for the wheel diping ceremony
|Erie Canal Lock 16|