Sunday, July 11, 2010
Erie Canal updates
We are happily cruising along the Erie Canal in Upstate NY this week. It is our annual weeklong summer vacation. The last 2 days were spent in cars, getting ourselves up here for the fun. There are 500 or so others along with us.
Today we covered 47 miles, from Buffalo to Medina. Most of the ride is along the canal, on either paved trail or crushed gravel. We are on our mountain bikes, which works well. My cassette is old though and it is skipping like mad in the middle gears, so I am big gearing it (riding it like a fixie with a triple in front).
Tomorrow we'll cover 54 miles to Pittsford, with a stop at the Genesee Valley Water Center for a swim along the way.