Road days-Albany, NY to Damascus, VA.

A ride with a BAC member heading to Buffalo, NY on his way home was a super sweet shuttle for me to Buffalo. A non descript Quality Inn in Waynesburg, PA, the first night, got me to the New River Gorge about 2 1/2 hours later after breakfast today. Sunset in PA last night.

The gorge and the Fayette Station driving tour was great.

Fayetteville, WV was very cool too. Great lunch at Cathedral Cafe.

View from my room’s balcony at Damascus Mill Inn. Virginia Creeper Trail tomorrow! Big peace out Tres dog

Day 8-Erie Canal State Heritage Trail-Little Falls to Amsterdam, NY-45 miles and 603 feet of elevation.

Editor’s note: Featured image today is in the same spot I took a picture while on the BAC’s 2021 Cooperstown ride lead by Ida and Jim Nystrom, 11 months ago. It was this 20 plus mile trail ride that wanted me to pursue a trip on the entire trail. Many thanks to Ida and Jim Nystrom.

October 2021

A beautiful cool sunny fall day to ride with a nice leisurely roll out. I was kitted up with warm clothes and was comfortable. It was an amazing day.

Little Falls

General Herkimer’s home and graveyard. Big stone.


I got off the trail and went to the Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site Visitors Center.

Amsterdam Castle our humble lodging. Lunch of 3 eggs on avocado toast & arugula. Coffee. Gib!

Stroll into town. A nice pedestrian riverfront walkway. A few pics.

Wichita Shocker’s Pizza

Another great day. The BAC ride leaders Chuck and Joan have gone out of their way to ensure such a wonderful trip that only locals could have provided for us. We finish in Albany tomorrow. Peace out Tres

Day 6-Erie Canal State Heritage Trail-Syracuse to Rome, NY-49 miles and 307 feet of elevation.

Featured image: Elizabeth, Chuck and myself

Editors note: A quick walk up to Syracuse University after posting yesterday is included here.

Carrier Dome

Dinosaur BBQ last night. Ribs and Collards Gib! It was anticipated it was going to be a wet day all day so a kit of Gore Tex was clothing of choice. The first bit out of town was real light. The rain would stop and pick up a little. Some pics when rain was light.

We rolled along pretty well and met up with 2 other riders doing the shuttle. I headed out only to understand what deluge meant. So less pictures due to rain. Downtown Rome.

A change in hotel due to a plumbing problem. Big peace out Tres dog

Day 4-Erie Canal Heritage State Trail-Palmyra to Seneca Falls-41 miles with 497 feet of elevation.

A forecast of rain had us leaving a little early. Overcast that turned into misting but no need for rainwear. FLAT on the rear tire slowed me and my tandem riders. Greg found a sharp rock that had gone through the new tire. It took some time but off we went again. Some pics.

Got to town in the rain. We were able to use a room to store bikes and change until our rooms were ready. It was perfect. Had a great lunch of french onion soup, quiche and salad with good hot coffee. Gib! I went to the Women’s Rights Historical National Park.

Wesleyan Chapel

I was very lucky to get a quick turn into “It’s a Wonderful Life Museum.

Super trip. More tomorrow. Big Peace Out Tres dog