Sunday, August 1, 2010

AAN Day 42 - Brantford, ONT to Niagara Falls, NY

Daily Statistics:
Mileage: 73.0 miles Average Speed: 14.8 mph
Vertical: 1802 feet Depart: 6:52 AM Arrive: 12:42 PM
Calories: 4804

Link to Garmin ROUTE DATA

We had another very nice day on the road, with a first class destination. The weather was again ideal, with 60s and 70s the whole way. There was a slight headwind/crosswind, but nothing too severe. I rode a good chunk of the way with Tom Zack, including the final miles. We had a great time. There was nothing too exciting along the route, so I will skip directly to the punch line. We arrived at the Canadian side of Niagara Falls just before noon on a Sunday, so there were tons of people milling around. We took the time to take a couple of pictures, including this one of American Falls. We will probably give you a few more, as our off day will consist of a full falls tour.

We had to proceed across the Rainbow Bridge from Canada to get back into the USA. The bridge is bumper to bumper the entire way, and we were told to just get in line with the cars, which we did. When you finally get across the bridge, it splits from 2 lanes to about a dozen to go through immigration. The immigration guy was more interested in discussing what days he had off with the next stall than in working with us. We got through quickly though.

As soon as we were across the bridge, we came to the "Welcome to NY" sign, marking another milestone on the journey. Our eighth of the ten states we will cover. Things are moving along.

The other exciting news was that Sara came to visit on the day off, along with her daughter Jeannie and son-in-law Don. We should have a great day tomorrow.

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