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Day 157: Brunswick

Today was the rainiest rainy day of the tour. It rained most of the night but, fortunately, stopped long enough to get up and pack up the tent in the dry. It them started to rain as I left the campground and rained, poured, drizzled and occasionally stopped all the … Read More

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Day 156: Vicki-Lin Camp Area (Nr Bridgton)

Did not wake until after 8am, but felt pretty well refreshed after yesterday's bail out. Oh yes, I most definately made the correct decision yesterday: I had a great day of cycling today: 1. The climb was great and to my suprise I ascended the last 3.5 miles of … Read More

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Day 155: North Woodstock

Although I past into North Hampshire yesterday, I did not manage to photograph this until this morning: So today's plan was to cycle to Conway, which would require a reasonable amount of climbing, with the final climb being a 12 mile ascent to Kancamagus Pass. But at 2pm I decided … Read More

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Day 154: Orford

By the time I'd visited the Co-op and the bakery (for some pastries and a coffee breakfast) it was a rather delayed start to the day's cycling: 9.40 ish. Then I met Carol at Ripton Country Store, part way up the Middlebury Gap climb. Ice cream and raspberry lemonade … Read More

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Day 153: Middlebury

So the day was all going well until .... First of all let's just say that I enjoyed the morning in Burlington and Tyler treated me to some excellent coffee and a doughnut (and the ice cream and chocolate were also good). Then I checked my email at about 1pm to … Read More

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Day 152: Burlington

Eventually, at midday, I managed to drag myself away from David and Mary's; it was not easy as I was enjoying the chat and the food. But, fortunately, it was made easier by the fact that Tyler and Lisa offered to put me up at their place in Burlington, which … Read More

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Day 151: East Montpellier

After breakfast in Bristol it was an ascent over the Appalachian Gap where there is a killer sting in the tail of the climb: I nearly ran out of gears! The day was hot so I stopped quite frequently but, after a quick photo stop at the State Capitol Building, … Read More

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Day 150: Middlebury

So I'm pleased to have left New York State, at least for a while. Now when I answer queries as to where my destination is (New York) I will not get the response, "you're already here", which may have been witty the first time I heard it, it was not, … Read More

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Day 149: North Hudson (Yogi Bear's Yellowstone Park)

Another day of great cycling on public roads (aren't taxes great!) Dodging the rain! Enjoying the scenery: Until I arrived at Yogi Bear's Yellowstone Park, which is cyclist friendly: so recommended. And, oh yes, I replaced the bike's rear tyre: the forth of the tour! … Read More

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Day 148: Old Forge

Today's main events: 1. Chased by a dog 2. Chased by another dog (a bloody great dane) well, kind of, he mainly bounded alongside the road. 3. An old lady said she did not mean to run me off the road as she turned into the parking lot. Nonetheless, she … Read More

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Day 147: Pulaski

I awoke this morning and it was still raining, so rolled over and went back to sleep. However, there appeared to be a break in the rain at about 8am. So I hastily dressed and packed the tent with a view to getting on the road before it started raining … Read More

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Day 146: Fair Haven

I left Macedon this morning with not a cloud in the sky, by 3.30pm it was persisting down with rain! I took shelter in Fair Haven's Irish Pub and Restaurant (beware of less than welcoming old man who pounces upon bedraggled cyclists - perhaps he is more welcoming when … Read More

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Day 145: Macedon

Another relaxing day, mostly spent in Rochester. After a slow start, I visited Mike's favourite coffee shop (Java's on Gibbs St) to update my blog, which turns out to be a great place to hangout. Recommended, although Joe Beans serves a better coffee. Mike and Danielle will be wed in … Read More

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Day 144: Rochester (Rest Day)

So the Eastman (of Kodak film and camaras) photographic museum was somewhat disappointing. Although they proudly profess to have in excess of 450,000 objects, almost non were on display to the public. Indeed the photography appeared to be an after thought with the main emphasis being on displaying the … Read More

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Day 143: Rochester

So Niagra Falls was interesting. In particular I think it would make for a great photographic project on natural phenomenon, tourism, tourists and the making of money. Last night I shared my motel room with Carol, who I first met in Montana. Being a non sexist gentleman, she slept on … Read More

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Day 142: Niagara Falls

Today I had an hour to while away before the bicycle shop opened and was informed that the only coffee shop nearby was Tim Hortons, which is a Canadian franchise. Oh boy, it was a hideous experience: the antithesis of what a good coffee shop should be. Clearly others think … Read More

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Day 141: Windmill Point Campground

Another, easy 80 ish mile ride along the north coast of Lake Erie. This leaves only about 25 - 30 miles of cycling to get to Niagra Falls. Tonight's campground is significantly better than last night's, and it's cheaper. Minga: (Mayan) Bringing people together to create a community; (Scottish) an … Read More

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Day 140: Norfolk Conservation Area Campground

So last night Carol (whom I first met in Montana on the ACA Northern Tier Route), walked into the restaurant I was eating in. She is stayed at the warm showers hosts I was hoping to stay at. Instead I got Little Beach, which although a good settle resulted in … Read More

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Day 139: Port Stanley

Last night the fee for camping at what I thought was going to be either free, or close to free, actually costs $37.50, which I baulked at. I did ask if there was a discount for cyclists, especially ones that had ridden from San Diego, but was informed that … Read More

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Day 138: Clearville Municipal Campground

After yesterday's travails I was looking for any easy and relaxing day and ride, which I managed until approximately 6.15pm. At this time I was blissfully cycling the last section of the day's ride (18 miles from Wheatley to the campground) when I heard some shouting. Being naturally curious … Read More

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