Day 6 – Saratoga Springs NY to Lassellsville NY

This morning, we took time to re-organize our gear, and we decided to send a few things home.  Karen sent us on our way with delicious brownies and apples, which we thoroughly enjoyed a couple hours later. 

We ran around (actually we biked around) town to find the few things we felt we were missing. That list consisted of pesto, steel wool, and a needle and thread. We then found a great little bike shop where Aidan was delighted to learn that they could, in fact, install a new cassette on his bike that included a granny gear! I honestly don’t know how he made it up some of those hills without one before.

We ate dinner in a little park, and spent a little while talking to a guy who rode up on a recumbent bike. Although I can’t remember most of what he talked about, he had us laughing with almost every comment. We biked off again after eating, waving goodbye to Recumbent Biker Guy and his triplet grandkids who had shown up. 

A highlight of this trip so far was the hour (give or take) that we just spent riding after dinner. We were well-fed, it had already cooled down, and the roads were almost completely clear of cars. The hills were actually quite enjoyable – there wasn’t a headwind like this afternoon, and we just cruised up and down each hill, enjoying the views of sunset and farmland. 

We are currently camping behind a fire station, in a lovely little corner of a field.  

4 thoughts on “Day 6 – Saratoga Springs NY to Lassellsville NY

  1. Nancy June 23, 2016 / 1:29 pm

    What a great friends you are making along the way! Thank you, Karen, for your kindness!


  2. Joanne Raguso June 23, 2016 / 2:10 pm

    Hey Clara and Aidan, Joanne here, Wendy’s college friend. I love reading your posts! What an adventure and what fun. I live in Fairport and hope to be able to meet up with you when you’re nearby. Wendy says you may stay close to Lake Ontario which is beautiful. I would love to meet up to take you guys to dinner if the timing is right, and if you feel like it. I will keep an eye on where you are. If you can give me a heads up text or email a day ahead, that would be great. I am about 15 miles due south from the lake. No pressure if it’s not good timing for you guys. My number is 585-545-5077. See you soon! And let me know if you need anything before we meet up. Ride safe, Joanne


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    • bikesoveramerica June 23, 2016 / 7:46 pm

      Hi Joanne! We would love to try to meet up with you- we’ll keep in touch over the next few days. 🙂 Thank you for reaching out!


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