Today’s Route: Erie Canalway bike trail – stone dust surface
Today: 61 miles. Total miles: 3772 Riding time: 5 hrs 20 min
Elevations: Lockport: 614’ Gates: 575′
Total ascent: 1666’ Total descent: 1729’
Calories: 2975 Avg speed 11.42 mph Max speed 17 mph
Smooth surface for the whole ride – very relaxing – no vehicle traffic to watch out for! Beautiful scenery and some beautiful homes fronting on the canal. Several large boats passing thru the canal. Passed numerous bicycle and pedestrian traffic on the trail. As I neared Rochester, noticed much gang graffiti with colors along the trail. Riding on the trail is a welcome break from riding on the roads – much more comfortable and less stressful without the constant car and truck traffic!
Genessee Valley COPS president Ellen Guerdat and several officers (see photos below) greeted me at the Brockport lock, along with Billie Rife, Mother of Sergeant Clifton Rife II, Metropolitan PD, DC, EOW 6-2-04. Continued on the Canalway to Gates. After Jeanne and Ellen and Officer Mike TerHaar met me at Gates, Ellen treated us to a delicious dinner at Valicia’s – great Italian restaurant! Parked overnight behind the Gates Town Hall and PD.
Quote for the Day: “. . .you can never recreate the past. But you can shape your own future.” Jacqueline Deval