Start: Lockport, NY
Finish: Rochester, NY
Weather: 80 degrees, sunny
Distance to date: 2,613
I had one of those ‘be careful what you wish for’ experiences last night. I found a terrific fish fry – a slab of fish batter dipped and fried to perfection, beer dipped fries, cole slaw and rolls, served up with Sam Adams draft and a basket of popcorn. It was great going down – and then it stayed rolling in my stomach for hours! Now I can say I have done the Western New York fish fry – and do not need to do it again! To compensate for so much fried food, today I took a leisurely lunch at a Chinese Buffet – all very tasty and much healthier.
My ride today was very pleasant, the countryside nice, I crossed the canal several times and rode along it in stretches. I loved the town of Medina, which has the most gorgeous homes and period downtown.
As I rode I thought about all the people on the East coast, hunkered down and waiting for Irene. I hope that everyone stays safe.
Tonight I am in at the Towpath Motel, right along the route on the outskirts of Rochester. A very nice place run by most solicitous Indians. After such a hearty bout of Chinese, I won’t need any dinner.
Five Bedroom mansion with pool in Medina, NY $289,000
I wonder if they need any teachers in Medina? (I couldn’t survive the winters…)