Day 49 – Cross Country Bike Tour – Waltham to Pleasure Bay Beach, MA

17.5 miles, +317/-525 feet Much cooler this morning as we left the hotel for the final ride to Pleasure Bay Beach....BUT....spirits could not be dampened.  This was the last link in the cross country journey from coast-to-coast.  It was time...

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Day 48 – Cross Country Bike Tour – Springfield to Waltham, MA

96 miles, +4809/-4623 feet Today was a day to "get the job done".  Long miles and hills, but worth it.  Tonight we are in Waltham, MA, preparing for tomorrow, the last cross country ride day....17 miles to Pleasure Day Beach. We...

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Day 47 – Cross Country Bike Tour – Albany, NY to Springfield, MA

93 miles, +5142/-5269 feet Long cross country day with lots of climbing and an equal amount of amazing descending.  After crossing the Hudson River, the morning proceeded to follow a route through the woods.  It was beautiful. We made a stop...

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Day 46 – Cross Country Bike Tour – Little Falls to Albany, NY

70 miles, +1818/-2012 feet Seventy miles makes a short cross country ride day for this fast group. I refer to them lovingly as an "anomaly" because they are not normal tour riders.  They came to tour strong and fast and are...

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Day 45 – Cross Country Bike Tour – Syracuse to Little Falls, NY

76 miles, +1660/-1680 feet   Very quite roads with wide smooth shoulders.  The riders left Syracuse (actually the Village of Liverpool), traveling around a difficult section of road on a very nice bike trail to start off their cross country 4th...

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Day 44 – Cross Country Bike Tour – Victor to Syracuse, NY

85 miles, +2558/-2710 feet Big day of cross country rollers through the New York countryside. Leaving Victor this morning the riders headed out on country roads through small towns and eventually to the lakeside town of Geneva, and the beautiful sparkling water of...

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Day 43 – Cross Country Bike Tour – Hamburg to Victor, NY

89 miles, +3448/-3636 feet New York State is truly a beautiful state with good roads and picturesque landscape. Right now there are lots of flowers blooming and the cultivated fields are green and lush making our cross country ride colorful...

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Day 42 – Cross Country Bike Tour – Erie, PA to Hamburg, NY

80 miles, +1905/-1730 feet Between miles 30 and 60 on our cross country tour we experienced some rain today.  Not too bad, but enough to get wet.  After all the "absolutely amazing" weather we've experienced in the past six weeks,...

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Day 41 – Cross Country Bike Tour – Rest Day in Erie, PA

Rest day in Erie, PA 2745 miles completed 620 miles to ride before we reach the beach in Boston Thinking about the cross country riders ONLY having six hundred and twenty more miles to ride before they reach the beach in Boston, and dip their...

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Day 40 – Cross Country Bike Tour – Niles, OH to Erie, PA

89 miles, +1717/-2060 feet It was much cooler this morning when we left Niles, OH, on the fortieth day of our cross country tour, headed toward Lake Erie, and the state line crossing into Pennsylvania.  Vests, jackets and arm warmers were...

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