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Old 04-27-09, 02:42 PM
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Of bikes and pie; a ride report with pics

We're looking to break a high temp. record today by eclipsing 88F. Personally I like it a little cooler. The wife and I did get a ride in again today along what is rapidly becoming our favorite 10 miles of the Erie Canal. The heat and 17 to 21 mph west winds were a challange, especially on the return (westbound) leg of the ride.

We had a lot of folks to share the MUP with today giving my bride ample opportunity to fine tune her bike handling skills.... These shots were taken between S. Clinton and Clover St.



Now here's a mirror worth looking into...


Oops, now my bride's in front of me...that's O.K. as I'll follow her anywhere!


Here's a pic of the high side of Lock #32 on the way to lunch...


Here's the same Lock on the way back about 90 minutes later...looks like they're filling the canal for the season.


The Coal Tower in Pittsford. I enjoyed a great hot turkey sandwhich with mashed potatoes and gravy, and hot dutch apple pie a-la-mode for dessert. Sorry but I was too hungry to slow down and take pics of the chow.


I can't believe the dandelions are blooming already!!! This is the East side of the Winton Rd. crossing.


Here we're giving the bikes a break from battling the 20 mph headwinds on the return leg...


A glance back towards Pittsford...

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Old 04-27-09, 02:49 PM
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continued......

We had a very fine ride, a super meal and exchanged pleasantries with a lot of nice folks. It was a bit hot and a bit windy, but it sure beats snow and ice and wind-chill.

So the final leg of this journey has rolled past and plans are already in the making for the next adventure.
Where ever it takes us, I can rest assured the view will be similar to this...



...meaning all is well with the world!

For now, the bikes are packed back into the Van and the camera is at the ready!
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As always, great pics! I need to learn to use my camera, I get a good pic from time to time tho .
Check out my ride pics from yesterday in the Pacific Northwest forum! Spokane Lilac century update.
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Old 04-27-09, 05:25 PM
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So, where is the most important picture of all - the PIE!!????

Otherwise, looks like a great ride.
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So, where is the most important picture of all - the PIE!!????

Otherwise, looks like a great ride.
I originally forgot to include that important bit of info and the site went down for maintainance before I could edit it into the report. It's there now.

I was too hungry to slow down enough to photograph the food.

Sorry!!!
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That looks like a great route. Thanks for the pics.
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Your ride reports always make me want to jump on the bike and hit the road. Unfortunately, it's 1:50 AM.

Thanks for the trip.
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Sounds and looks like a perfect day despite the winds (which probably cooled you down and helped with the fitness). How long is the whole trail, would like to bike the Erie Canal someday. Reminds me of the song we used to sing in grammar school "Low bridge, everybody down, low bridge for we're going through a town, and you'll always know your neighbor and you'll always know your pal, if you've ever navigated down the Erie Canal........."
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I too was looking for pie porn. Blueberry in my fantasies...
The ride photos were good though.
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