Tuesday, August 3, 2010

AAN Day 44 - Niagara Falls to Henrietta, NY

Daily Statistics:
Mileage: 82.1 miles Average Speed: 16.3 mph
Vertical: 1941 feet Depart: 6:34 AM Arrive: 1:27 PM
Calories: 5779

Link to Garmin ROUTE DATA

After a lovely day off in Niagara Falls, I bid farewell to Sara and family, and got back on the road. The depart and arrive stats are a little misleading, because immediately after we left, we stopped at Denny's for a nice breakfast, and about a mile before arriving, we stopped at a nice restaurant for lunch. The biggest issue with today's ride was that it was quite humid. I was fairly well soaked shortly after start, but the temperature was not too bad, so it was still good riding. The first SAG was in either the Tonowanda or the Iriquois wildlife area. Tom Zack and I tried to approach some geese, but this is about as close as we got.

The rest of the ride was fairly uneventful. We did spot a camel in a farmyard between the first and second SAGs, but I didn't get a photo. It was a one humped version. Other than that, we still had farms, as you can see here, with both soybeans and corn in view. I did see some watermelon growing in the fields (at least, I think that is what it was, might have been cucumbers).
At any rate, the last big push to the Atlantic is underway. We only have 6 more days of riding to go. I expect to see Gene and Jane Emborsky this evening here in Henrietta. More on that later.

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