I left the hotel at 08:00 to try and beat most of the thunderstorms that were forecast to start after noon. The temp was about 55 F when I left and there was a light and cool North wind. It was a very heavy overcast and the clouds looked threatening even though the chance of rain was only 15% until noon. Bike route #17 continues to be a great road with a very wide shoulder and the stretch I rode today was hilly and had a couple of big hills but the gradients were not steep. Very pleasant riding conditions. After about 2 hours it started to rain intermittently…Not heavy rain but enough to keep my phone in a ziplock baggie and not available for photos. We all know that a 15% chance of rain means it’s PROBABLY not going to rain but, it COULD. This also seems like a good time to remember that statistics is an organized way of confidently making wrong decisions. The biggest impact of the rain is that I can’t take photos- but it certainly could have been worse. I found a nice picnic table under cover in one of the small towns I went through and ate my grinder which I had purchased earlier. Even with the rain I had a very comfortable ride and arrived in Wellsville well before 1:00 pm and feeling pretty rested. My WS host for this evening is an experienced touring cyclist and a very gracious host. This is going to be a nice, restful afternoon & evening! Daily mileage: 59, trip miles: 3,378.
Nice roads starting out this morning:
Some pretty old homes along the way:
I haven’t seen much farmland lately- just pretty meadows and mountains:
It is just starting to sprinkle so these are the last photos of the road leading to one big descent and ascent and just a pleasantly winding road through the woods:
4 thoughts on “Day 61: A nice recovery ride to Wellsville, NY”
it looks like you are headed for the Catskill Mountain area in SW New York. My Mom was born in Jeffersonville (very small town not too far from Liberty) and I still have a cousin that lives there. It would be another small world event if your route took you through Jeffersonville. Lorraine and I have enjoyed following your adventure through your blog. From that standpoint we will almost hate to see you finish.
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Pat, I will be about 5 miles West of Jeffersonville on my route! And you should go with me on my next ride.
Dave – the Rules Committee has contacted me with a concern about that ride you got in the pickup a few days back….
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Did they bring up the pop tarts, too?