This is a shameless attempt to save the the most advanced civilization in
history from imminent self destruction by eliminating carbon emission,
dependence on foreign sources of fuel,obesity, hypertension and diabetes.
Cycling accomplishes all those things at once and helps us develop a better
understanding of ourselves, each other and our relationship to the cosmos.

Oh, horse puckey!
I like to ride bikes, have been doing it all my life.
The rest of that crap is just a fringe benefit,
and the blogosphere gives me a chance to share my interior
monologue with virtual rather than imaginary friends.

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Downtown Syracuse

The route diverges from the canal when you reach Syracuse.   Downtown Syracuse is really pleasant,  but it was Sunday.   I'm guessing it's a pain on a weekday.

Saturday, June 9, 2018


Of course I broke a drive side spoke and couldn't even make fiber fix work.  Oh well,  35 spokes is stronger than 32. I'll just have to pay attention to it and keep it straight.

Idyllic weather continues

The locks along the canal have been maintained to develop the canal as a recreational waterway.  Towns nearby have developed parks with free campgrounds.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

The prevailing winds

... have prevailed in my favor.    Along with the super flat terrain and perfect weather this promises to be a great trip.  I'm meeting several others on the trail, all with smiles on their attitudes.