Spent a couple of days on the Erie Canal Towpath in NY with some friends of ours from Oswego, NY this week. Rode from Lockport to Brockport and back, self-supported, with great tailwinds on day 1 and killer headwinds on day 2. And, we thought Cleveland had some fierce winds!
Some highlights of the trip included:
– Watching how the locks work in Lockport. What a feat of engineering this stuff is!
– Finding a GREAT coffee shop in Middleport – Alternative Grounds Caffe. Excellent coffee, fabulous food, beautiful store!
– Heard an excellent 4-man band – The Third Degree Hot Rockin Band – in Brockport on Thursday night. Bunch of retired “hippie” types playing everything from Van Morrison and the Beatles to CCR. Great vocals, guitars, and drums! 90 minutes of non-stop fun.
– Found out we can do this “self supported” tour thing just fine.
Back next week with a brand new show. Will be speaking with NPR Senior Political Reporter from Oregon Public Radio, Jeff Mapes. He was in town for the RNC and I had a chance to sit down with him and talk about his book, “Pedaling Revolution: How Cyclists Are Changing American Cities” as well as some of his thoughts about the Convention.
If you have a chance – go for a ride!