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Old 12-09-14, 07:54 AM   #1
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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.
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Old 12-09-14, 09:02 AM   #2
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Don't apologize for the photos, I liked them. BTW, I think you meant Oswego.
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Old 12-09-14, 09:43 AM   #3
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Brilliant photos it sure is one hell of a country.
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Thanks for posting this , I enjoyed it
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