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Old 07-20-19, 01:47 PM
Let's do a Century
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FANY Ride Daily Report

Some of you enjoyed my daily updates on my cross country ride a few years ago. If youíre interested Iíll do a similar daily update with photos as we have internet connectivity.

Wouldnít you think that if you traveled 1000 miles north it might be cooler??? Upstate NY.......25 miles from the Canadian border and itís still 95 degrees???? Local utilities are asking customers to curtail their electric usage in the afternoons. Their systems werenít built for these higher temperatures.

Fortunately the high temperatures might just be limited to one more day of riding. Doing Five Hundred Miles Across NY (FANY) with my super SAG Wife. Itís not a large group (160+) riders but they donít offer rest stops. No worries with Jeri driving along with local stores along the route. Since my wife is still recovering from shoulder surgery weíve opted for hotels versus staying in tents this week. Itís a pretty good gig! This ride starts in Plattsburgh and ends in Poughkeepsie on Friday. Iím hoping to do the longest ride option each day.

I did an optional 45 miler this morning with a ton of hills in the first half of the ride. There was a 5 mile climb where hills had pitches of 11%-14%. It felt a lot like riding in the NC mountains. But after 20+ miles you reached the highest point of the ride and pretty much a good tailwind for 15 miles. There was a quick descent into a town with a 30 mph speed limit. I looked at my computer and I was doing 40 mph so backed it down a little.

A really nice brown ale at Plattsburgh brewery

Long views on the ride out.

Huge old prison in the town of Dannemora

Todayís history lesson. Saranac River in the background

Saranac River

Lake Champlain monument

Saranac River

History lesson #2

The start town

My ride this week. Glad to have the disc brakes with these hills!
I didnít see anyone else doing the route but I did start out early. The first official day of the tour starts tomorrow.

The Plattsburgh Brewery had a really nice Brown Ale that we enjoyed last night.

Some photos from todayís ride.
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