Bike Trip Day 39 – Lockport, NY to Rochester, NY

Start:  Lockport, NY

Finish: Rochester, NY

Weather:  80 degrees, sunny

Miles:  76

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

About paulefallon

Greetings reader. I am a writer, architect, cyclist and father from Cambridge, MA. My primary blog, is an archive of all my published writing. The title refers to a sequence of three yoga positions that increase focus and build strength by shifting the body’s center of gravity. The objective is balance without stability. My writing addresses opposing tension in our world, and my attempt to find balance through understanding that opposition. During 2015-2106 I am cycling through all 48 mainland United States and asking the question "How will we live tomorrow?" That journey is chronicled in a dedicated blog,, that includes personal writing related to my adventure as well as others' responses to my question. Thank you for visiting.
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1 Response to Bike Trip Day 39 – Lockport, NY to Rochester, NY

  1. Sherri McCutchen says:

    I wonder if they need any teachers in Medina? (I couldn’t survive the winters…)

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