Thursday, September 29, 2011
Lost but indifferent!
In other news we thought for a second we might lose Paul to a rest day but then he realized it was way too efficient to just stick with us so luckily he is still here. He may also make an appearance in Fairfield which would be exciting for all you readers.
We left Salamanca and ran into a dense bank of fog that blocked out the sun, for the next few miles it alternated between this and brilliant sun, these transitions were so abrupt they pained your eyes. We stopped for a midmorning snack at the cider mill (Joe insisted) for donuts and hot cider. Lunch also happened later but was generally uninteresting.
Following lunch it had clouded over and was quite cold, luckily we headed into the hills and warmed up, unluckily we were headed in the wrong direction. By the time we realized this we were too far off course to bother with backtracking so we forged our way through some unnecessary hills, by this point the sun was out and we were enjoying ourselves. We were rewarded with a surprise 5 mile downhill to town and reconvened with New York bicycle route 17. We also are camping on a spectacular lake and currently enjoying a campfire. We covered 82 miles and are just north of Almond , NY.-Lucas