As we moved from the city to the country, the roads became quieter and the land opened up for us. Our first rest stop was at Tonawanda Wildlife Management Area. It was a pretty area to enjoy.
This was the first day I had no saddle issues. I didn’t even realize it until the ride was over. Hope the rest of the ride is the same!
We went through several small communities, one was called Alabama. There is a contingent of riders from Alabama (the state) so we thought for sure they’d stop and get pictures but they didn’t even realize they’d gone through Alabama. Sometimes the focus is just on getting through the day.
Speaking of getting through the day, everything went right today. I got off to a good start with some other riders, the roads were smooth, no saddle issues, I was able to catch a draft with several different groups, we had a tail wind…
We are starting to see more rollers so I need to get back into climbing mode. When we get to Vermont, the hills have about 8% grade but aren’t too long (they say). And they’re short, only about a mile long-each.
Today was 86 miles of fun!