3,000 miles under our wheels!

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What I did
A shorter ride through up state New York

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Sunday, June 19, 2011

Hi Everyone!
A relatively short ride (68 miles) but a significant one, we passed 3,000 miles!  The Tour Staff celebrated that milestone yesterday but by my count we actually passed that distance about 10 miles into this ride.  The difference is that the Staff are using their standard mileage chart whereas we rode a shorter route in Indianapolis and that moved the 3,000 mile point out of Saturday and into Sunday.  What that also means is that we have comfortably less than 400 miles to go to the Atlantic. 
When I wrote our blog at the 2,000 mile point, I said that was a long way on a bicycle, well I can tell you for sure that 3,000 miles is a VERY long way on a bike!
Today included quite a few hills along a mixture of State Routes and quiet country roads.  The weather was warm and sunny but unfortunately we had a mild headwind all day.
Along the way we passed the Erie Canal.  I didn't know until today that there were any significant canals in North America other than the St Lawrence Seaway but in this area there are no less than four canals that linked industrial centres in New York State.
We also passed close to one of the Finger Lakes.  There are five glacial lakes spread out, as the name suggests, like the fingers of an outstretched hand.  It is a bit like the Lake District in the UK but the lakes are much bigger and the surrounding hills smaller.  It is a beautiful and attractive area.
I don't think I will be able to add pictures today but I will do that sometime in the near future; watch for amendments!
Syracuse is, like Dalhart, the obesity capital of up state New York!
Ride the Dream!
Chris and Penny


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Sally on

Well, as you pass the signficant milestone of 3000 miles I can only say I am still in complete awe of you both - what an achievement - no doubt the celebrations will be quite something and I am sorry we couldn't make the trip out to greet you in Boston. Keep pedalling.

Vic Lockwood on

I have been avidly reading your reports on this epic journey and have been totally impressed by your achievements. I was going to wait until you were nearer the end of the ride before posting a comment but the rate you are both cycling if I don't do it today it will be too late! Many congratulations and good luck with next few days Will you then take a rest??

andy ozanne on

well done both - an outstanding set of statistics that will keep you in dinner notes for some time to come. Best wishes and I look forward to your blogs

Andy and Catherine Ozanne

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