Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 9 of 9
  1. #1
    Bike touring webrarian
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    San Francisco, CA
    My Bikes
    I tour on a Waterford Adventurecycle. It is a fabulous touring bike.
    Posts
    1,663
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Journal for a bike tour across New York

    In late August, 2014, I rode from Rochester, NY to Lambertville, NJ in 9 days. I started out along the Eric Canal, went south through the Finger Lakes over to Ithaca, down to the Susquehanna River, then east, up and over to the Delaware River, through the Gap and then down to Lambertville.

    It was an enjoyable ride mostly through forests along rivers and past innumerable creeks, brooks, and ponds. I got to see a part of the country I am unfamiliar with, virtually a foreign country where everyone speaks English and uses dollars! I met some wondeful people and have some grand views.

    I've completed a photo-heavy journal of the tour, if you are interested.
    Visit the on-line Bike Touring Archive at www.biketouringtips.com

  2. #2
    Senior Member jrickards's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Sudbury, ON, CA
    My Bikes
    2002 Norco Bigfoot, 2012 KHS Tempe, 1988 Bianchi Strada, 2012 Kona Sutra
    Posts
    1,873
    Mentioned
    15 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Don't apologize for the photos, I liked them. BTW, I think you meant Oswego.
    Yeah, I've been thinking about it and I've come to the conclusion that being an adult isn't going to work for me.

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Philly
    My Bikes
    Custom Engin Ti, Custom IF SCC SE, Custom Friday NWT, Surly LHT. My other bike is your mom.
    Posts
    5,332
    Mentioned
    11 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Part of Old Mine Rd. can get confusing if you are looking at a map. From what I understand, part of it was "replaced" with what is N.P.S. 615, which is paved. Looks like you rode the old stretch.

    And that climb towards Millbrook is absolutely horrible. Over the last few years the road surface has deteriorated greatly. Simply filling the choppy areas with gravel hasn't helped cyclist. I did the Black Bear Century back in October. The route I did went up and down that hill. I had to walk in places during the climb back towards Millbrook as my skinny tires would not keep traction. I toured through there in 2012 at it was not nearly as bad.

    I like Belvedere. Ride through it a couple of times each year. There used to be an old hotel there. Not sure there still is. If you take a spin through the southeast section of town there are a good number of large, beautifully restored Victorian houses.

    By crossing over to Easton you avoided the southern section of Philipsburg. Talk about uninviting. I have almost hit a few people who have wandered out into the street. They looked drunk and/or high on something. The first time I road through that part of town (in '99), some kid was beating a squirrel to death. The scene was most disturbing. Once you make it to Carpentersville Rd. and leave the main drag, things improve greatly.

  4. #4
    Senior Member mulveyr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    In the wilds of NY
    My Bikes
    Box Dog Pelican, Raleigh Sojourn, Specialized Secteur, 1991 Cannondale tandem
    Posts
    1,309
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by jrickards View Post
    Don't apologize for the photos, I liked them. BTW, I think you meant Oswego.
    No, Oswego is on the shore of Lake Ontario. He passed through Owego, south of Ithaca.
    Knows the weight of my bike to the nearest 10 pounds.

  5. #5
    Senior Member jrickards's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Sudbury, ON, CA
    My Bikes
    2002 Norco Bigfoot, 2012 KHS Tempe, 1988 Bianchi Strada, 2012 Kona Sutra
    Posts
    1,873
    Mentioned
    15 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by mulveyr View Post
    No, Oswego is on the shore of Lake Ontario. He passed through Owego, south of Ithaca.
    LOL, wow, two towns with virtually identical names so close to each other.
    Yeah, I've been thinking about it and I've come to the conclusion that being an adult isn't going to work for me.

  6. #6
    Senior Member IthaDan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Ithaca, NY
    My Bikes
    Click on the #YOLO
    Posts
    4,738
    Mentioned
    10 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by jrickards View Post
    LOL, wow, two towns with virtually identical names so close to each other.
    Just wait till you discover there's also an Otego as well as an Otsego.

    Shimano : Click :: Campy :: Snap :: SRAM : Bang

  7. #7
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Posts
    2,473
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Brilliant photos it sure is one hell of a country.

  8. #8
    Senior Member Bill1227's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Posts
    80
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Thanks for posting this , I enjoyed it

  9. #9
    Senior Member Porschefan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Albuquerque, NM
    My Bikes
    2015 Trek Domane 4.3, 1989 Schwinn Circuit, 2010 Yeti ASR 5, '80 Vitus 979 (being refurb'd)
    Posts
    268
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^
    +1

    stp

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •