August 11th: Pulaski to Old Forge, NY
August 11th Statistics: Pulaski to Old Forge, NY
- Today’s Biking Distance – 76.8 miles
- Today’s Average Speed – 13.4 mph
- Today’s Time In Saddle – 5.6 hours
- Today Ascent – 3,977 feet
- Total Trip Biking Days – 48
- Total Trip Biking Distance – 3,689.5 miles
- Total Trip Average Biking Distance/Day – 76.9 miles
- Total Trip Ascent – 93,925 feet
Between a lack of internet connection at one hotel, not feeling well one day, and two wonderful evenings with six Philadelphia friends, Steve & Nancy, Ted & Kristin, and Jim & Nini, I have fallen four days behind in my blogs. I am going to try to get as many posted as I can today (August 14th).
Today’s scenery was beautiful. However, the threat of rain all day and heavy traffic for the last 10 miles on Route 28 detracted from the experience and left we with few opportunities for photos. I left early this morning and took few breaks based upon the weather forecast. Good decision – the rain started 3 miles from the Old Forge hotel so I only had about 10 minutes of biking in it. The downpour started just as I arrived at the hotel. Many in our group biked an hour or more in a downpour today. Unfortunately, one rider took a wrong turn and rode over 20 miles in the wrong direction as well.
All bad weather was forgotten as my friends Nancy and Steve graciously hosted Doug, Robert, Jim and me at their vacation home near Old Forge for the evening. The sky cleared, we took a boat ride on First, Second, and Third Lakes, met their dog, Parker, had our first delicious home cooked meal in nearly two months topped off with great wine, and exchanged stories of our trip and the Andirondacks. Thank you Nancy and Steve.