Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Evangola State Park to Lockport, NY (88 miles)

We got a nice early start to our day. Joe went for his run then we cycled into Buffalo, NY. The southern part of the city had a great bike path that wound through an old industrial neighborhood. All of sudden it smelled like breakfast and we turned a corner to see the General Mills factory where the sweet aroma of toasted Cheerios cereal was filling the air.

On the north side of the city we ate at a great diner, Sophie's. The owner was awed and envious of our trip and sent us on our way with a loaf of her homemade bread and a stick of butter. It was such a luxury to have with dinner!!!

Bellies full, we took a bit of a detour from our route to check out Niagara Falls. It was such an amazing sight to see. I still can't wrap my mind around the sheer volume of water pouring over the falls. It was also mind boggling to think that just a month or two ago we were riding our bikes along the Mexican border and now here we are riding our bikes along the Canadian border.

Turns out we aren't the only newlyweds that quit their jobs and packed their panniers. We met another couple at the falls who has completed their cross country bicycle tour and is now heading back to the west coast with the goal of riding through all 50 states raising money for several bicycle related charities. They sure are making us look like a couple slackers!!

We ended our day by starting the final leg of our journey. We are now headed east across New York State towards our final destination!!


  1. Joe and Lindsey!

    It was awesome meeting you guys at the falls. So great to meet two other like-minded crazies like us! loved sharing in the excitement of our adventures. Wish you guys were going the opposite way so we could ride together/camp for a few days. I'll bet you'll be itching to get back on your bikes once you stop itching those erie canal mosquito bites... so come out and meet us somewhere!

  2. I need to hang for a while in downtown Dudley, where we have a Dunkin Donuts and who knows what else!!!!! We miss you.